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MNK Launch PROHOOD® – All-in-one Laptop Case, Privacy Shield, Sun Shade & Germ Blocker.

Business man uses PROHOOD to hide his computer screen from others to protect his privacy whilst using his laptop at a trtain station

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All-in-one Laptop Case, Privacy Shield, Sun Shade & Germ Blocker.

Press Release

MNK, Tech Protection. Announce the release of their long-awaited PROHOOD®. A splash-proof, water repellent, quick-drying, shock-absorbing laptop protector with an integrated splash resistant, water repellent, dark hood. Developed in the UK and inspired by his worldly travels, MNK founder – Adam Gibbs designed PROHOOD® to offer you the ultimate laptop accessory. It protects your device, your privacy and you.

    Fed up with knocks, bumps, scratches and dirt on your expensive machine? PROHOOD® can help protect it.
  • Annoyed with the sun and other light sources causing glare on your laptop? PROHOOD® can block it – reducing screen glare by 80% – 90%
  • Your laptop is the dirtiest device you use. Hiding on your laptop is a whole host of harmful bacteria, around 25% of which is bacilli – a bacteria that can cause meningitis and food poisoning. Keyboards contaminated with a mix of harmful germs could potentially make you very ill – Use the wipe clean, protective canopy of PROHOOD® to cover your laptop from straying cough and sneezes.
  • A Visual Hacker only needs one piece of valuable information top unlock a large scale data breach. PROHOOD® conceals your screen – keeping your sensitive data safe.
  • By donating your old laptop case to MNK you could help reduce landfill waste and claim a discount.

Shop PROHOOD® as featured in the article here

Read the full article via PRFire here

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The innovative products to improve your work from home experience

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Outdoor Working

With warmer weather and sunnier skies, getting outside with your laptop can seem very inviting.

The challenges are often poor visibility due to sun glare, and overheating. One of the best products for working from home has to be the new PROHOOD® laptop case.

This is a splash-proof, water repellent, quick drying, shock absorbing laptop case. Magnetic fasteners let you attach the canopy which blocks direct sunlight. The hood also acts as a privacy shield (ideal if you work with confidential material), covers from germs and protects from spills. Add a cold drink and sunscreen and you’re ready to get out working in the sunshine.

Shop PROHOOD® as featured in the article here

Original article by Louise Goss – The Homeworker Magazine

Read the full article on the Homeworker here

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Maldon based MNK launches new all-in-one laptop case

MNK - Founder In Garden With PROHOOD Laptop Case

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Maldon based MNK launches new all-in-one laptop case

A small business owner has launched a unique new product which aims to be the ultimate laptop accessory.

The new laptop accessory was a lockdown project for Maldon resident Adam Gibbs. Adam founded MNK after being inspired by his travels across the globe.

He says he’s always had an eye for design and a passion for problem-solving.

Over the past few years he has decided to transform his ideas and branch out on his own. With his business, the 46-year-old aims to provide high quality, lightweight and robust solutions to protect tech and reduce landfill waste.

He has now revealed his debut product which is an all-in-one laptop case, privacy shield, sun shade and germ blocker. The product, designed and developed by himself, claims to be splash-proof, water repellent, quick-drying, shock-absorbing and slim. It boasts an integrated splash resistant and water repellent dark hood which also conceals the screen.

Adam says PROHOOD® the new laptop case, can reduce screen glare by 80 to 90 per cent. If not in use the hood can be hidden by magnetic fasteners.

The all-in-one has been developed to cut down on the need for replacements and therefore reduce landfill waste.

Adam said: “It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of PROHOOD® – When you don’t want to pay for expensive repairs or upgrades and want to protect your laptop from knocks and bumps, scratches and scrapes, dust and grime, spills and germs and keep your privacy, this new and versatile case offers protection from all that and then some.”

The businessman has also teamed up with Computers For Charity to collect old laptop cases which the charity then passes on with its computer donations. By donating their old laptop case to MNK, customers could help reduce waste and claim a discount.

Shop PROHOOD® as featured in the article here

Original article by Jessica Day-Parker

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How To Overcome The Elements When Using Your Laptop Outside

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How To Overcome The Elements When Using Your Laptop Outside

Tips On How To Reduce Screen Glare

Hello Tech Lovers!

In this week’s MNK Blog I want to touch on how to reduce or even stop screen glare affecting your Laptop when using in an outdoor space. Below you will find some tips on how to do so and also, learn the mental health benefits of being outdoors.

In recent times, technological devices have become an integral part of of lives. Smart phones, smart TVs, tablets, smart watches and laptops are a common feature in the modern day house hold. Although, most are mobile devices which we can take out when we leave the house, the majority of them include a shiny screen.

Screen glare is a modern day problem when viewing our smart technology in the great outdoors. We at MNK have recognised this as an issue and have come up with some tips n tricks for you when using your laptop out side. Take a look at them below and tell me what you think in the comments – what do use to combat the glare on your laptop screen when using an outside office – like your garden?

Six Tips On Reducing Laptop Screen Glare

    • Make sure your sitting position is right.

Sitting with the sun behind you will shine directly onto you and your laptop. Move your sitting position so the sun is in front of you or beside you.

    • Adjust Your Screen’s Brightness.

Increase your Laptop screen’s brightness, via the control panel of your machine. A brighter screen will help combat the bright light of your surroundings.

    • Have a dark backdrop.

Where possible use a dark wall or another non reflective backdrop like a wooden shed, barn, or trees as your backdrop. A lot of the glare you see on your laptop screen isn’t coming directly from the sun – it’s reflecting off your surroundings. A bright object behind you will reflect back in your direction, this includes: windows, cars, garage doors and other metallic surfaces, brightly coloured walls, doors, sand dunes, lakes and rivers, washing on the line, tents, and even the blue sky.

    • Clean your screen.

This may sound like a not so obvious thing to do. However, a dirty screen with smears and fingerprints on will add to the glare. Clean your screen regularly with non alcoholic Lens Cleaner and a Microfibre Cloth to minimise glare when using your laptop outside. The non-alcohol solution will clean your screen with no streaks.

You can buy Lens Cleaner and get a free Microfibre Cloth from our store here

    • Wear dark clothing.

Wearing dark toned clothes will reduce the reflection back onto your laptop screen – it will have the same principal as a dark backdrop mentioned in tip 1. Wearing light colours such as, white or yellow like the girl in the picture above, will cause glare and reflection.

    • Cover your Laptop to add shade.

A canopy or screen will shade your device. However, the we believe PROHOOD® is the quickest and easiest way to add a canopy over your Laptop. It blocks light, reducing glare by 80% – 90%. Plus, it has U.V Radiation resistant properties and is splash proof, water repellent and quick drying. Allowing you to work stress free in almost any environment. Perfect if the clouds start to gather up above and a sudden shower begins. It is also, wipe clean – very handy for outdoor use and low flying birds!

Check it out below

Laptop sitting in a prohood under shadow from the dark hood

The Mental Health Benefits Of Being Outside

Working outdoors has been proven to help with depression and anxiety. According to the charity, Mind, the mental health benefits of being outside and around nature can improve your mood, reduce

stress or anger, improve confidence and self esteem. However, like anything else in life, it is better to be prepared than not being prepared. Having to work on the back foot all the time with constant adjusting and correcting will only add more stress to your day, delaying your tasks and enjoyment of being outside. Make the most of your time outdoors with the best preparation – see how PROHOOD® can help your outdoor working environment.

See the Mind website and learn how being outside benefits your mental health here

Shop Lens Cleaner and keep your laptop screen nice and cleanhere

Shop PROHOOD® as pictured above here

I Hope you enjoyed this week’s quick read on, ‘How To Overcome The Elements When Using Your Laptop Outside’. Don’t forget to check out the blog archive for more laptop protection tips n tricks.

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Adam – MNK Founder #ProtectYourTech

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Over 50 million Tonnes Of Electrical Waste is Produced Each Year

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Over 50 million Tonnes Of Electrical Waste is Produced Each Year

The Scale Of EWaste

Hello Tech Lovers!

According to the Global E-waste Monitor, in one year, a staggering 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste are generated. That is the equivalent to just over six kilograms for every person on the planet. Europe and the US alone contribute to almost one-half of the total e-waste generated annually.

One-half of all e-waste is personal devices, such as computers, screens, smartphones, tablets and TVs – that’s equivalent to a mass of 4,500 Eiffel Towers! 40 million tonnes of e-waste are discarded in landfill, burned or illegally traded and treated in a sub-standard way every year.

The equivalent of the scale of ewaste produced each year

The reason I set up MNK, was to help reduce landfill waste of laptops and tablets. I provide robust protection so consumers can better protect their devices, also reducing expensive repair bills and or costly renewals. I have also partnered up with the charity, Computers For Charity whereby I collect old and unused laptop cases, sleeves and covers and pass them onto the charity when they donate their laptops.

One huge cause of ewaste is, technology being discarded early – way before it’s depreciated or, even near the end of it’s lifespan.

Every year new mobile phones, laptops, and tablets, are released with consumers acting quick to snap up the latest gadget. They are only too quick to throw away their “old” devices. Electrical equipment can last longer than the twelve month period people have them for, yet they swiftly adopt the, ‘out with the old and in with the new’ attitude as soon as the big tech giants announce a new product.

So far, smartphone and laptop manufacturers have done little to react to the environmental waste problem. To avoid further mountains of waste, tech companies could act by offering cheaper and quicker repairs, extending the time between new product releases, better access to repair parts, and the products could also be designed to be repaired easily.

Better protection too of technology devices will help reduce costly repair bills, premature renewals and reduce landfill waste. Such as the shock absorbing, splash proof and water repellent laptop case pictured below.

girl looks down and strokes dog while she holds her laptop case - click to view MNK - PROHOOD Laptop Case and Privacy Shield

View our range of robust and lightweight tech protection here including the PROHOOD® Laptop Case with its protective privacy screen / sun shade.

Read the full report here

Find out more on Computers For Charities here

Don’t forget to check out the blog archive below for more posts from me and why not subscribe to the blog to be the first to hear when a new post is available, also get the low down on new product arrivals?

Adam – MNK Founder


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Top Tips On How To Protect Your Laptop When Travelling

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Top Tips On How To Protect Your Laptop When Travelling

Avoid scratches, knocks, or spills to your laptop whenever you go away with these handy tips.

Hello Tech Lovers!

Now that the COVID travel and country entry restrictions, are gradually lifting from popular destinations, we can spend a bit more time travelling and visiting the countries we so miss. Whether it’s for a holiday, a business trip, see family or friends or even to relocate, the borders are slowly beginning to open up again.

As we have become more mobile in recent times, so have our work tools, entertainment, and ways of communication. Technology has allowed us to work, play and keep in touch wherever we roam. One such device which hasn’t hindered our need for travel is – the laptop computer. We use our laptops whilst travelling for office presentations, keeping the kids amused, and for important correspondence. However, the portability of the laptop can also be seen as a down side due its vulnerability to get damaged.

Laptops like other tech devices aren’t cheap – costly repairs and expensive renewals can add onto an already expensive excursion. The constant packing, repacking, lid opening and closing, spills, knocks, bumps, scrapes, germs and change in climates can all take the toll on your machine.

I have listed a few tips to help protect your laptop whilst travelling. The clear thing to do, to keep your laptop free from damage is to protect it with a case or sleeve, but I have included a couple of maybe not so obvious things to try.

  • 1. If flying, keep it close by in the overhead compartment, or better yet, under the seat in front of you. Don’t check it in with the other luggage – it could get squashed under piles of heavy luggage and break. Or worse, your baggage could get lost, losing your laptop and all your valuable data.
  • 2. Invest in an all weather laptop case, something that can withstand the elements. A laptop case that is splash proof, water repellent, quick drying and has U.V radiation resistant properties.
  • 3. Get your self a hardshell laptop case, one that can withstand knocks, bumps, scrapes and scratches – one that is shock absorbing. A robust laptop case that can handle hours of travelling.
  • 4. Power down and keep the lid closed as much as possible – laptop hinges can wear over time. The fewer times the lid is opened and closed the better.
  • 5. Use a cover – one that you can still use the laptop with. The cover will protect your laptop from spillages, straying germs and keep your on screen privacy.

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No matter where you travel to or, how often – you can be rest assured that our high quality, light weight and robust laptop cases protect your tech cutting down on your expensive repair bills, costly repairs and reducing landfill waste. View our laptop cases including the PROHOOD® with it’s protective privacy screen / sun shade here

Hope you enjoyed this quick read on how to protect your laptop whilst travelling. Don’t forget to check out the blog archive below for more laptop protection tips.

Why not subscribe to be the first to hear when a new blog post is available and when new products come into the store.

Adam – MNK Founder


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Did You Know We Offer An NHS Discount?

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Did You Know We Offer an NHS Discount?

Get Money Off And Save If You Are An NHS Worker

Hello Tech Lovers!

Not really a blog post this week – more of a, ‘Did You Know…?’

This week I am letting you all know, if you didn’t already, that we offer all staff of the NHS a 20% discount. I have many friends working in the NHS and understand the long working hours they put in (in ‘normal’ times, let alone during the pandemic) and the low wages they take home. So, to do my little bit to help I have set this discount to have no expiry date and no minimum order cost!

To claim the on going discount simply sign up with your NHS email and we will forward the code onto you. This is a great offer as you can stock up on the little things we sell like, products from our computer cleaning category as well as the more substantial items like our laptop cases.

Gone on fill your boots, click the link and start shopping. Don’t to forget to spread the word you heard!

Get shopping for laptop cases including our PROHOOD® here

To view more info on the NHS offer including the terms and conditions click here

Not an NHS worker? Get this other MNK discount code

Adam – MNK Founder


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Your Laptop Computer Is The Dirtiest Tech Device You Use

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Your Laptop Computer Is The Dirtiest Tech Device You Use

How To Safely Clean Your Laptop Or Computer

Hello Tech Lovers!

Well, that is a gruesome title isn’t it! Not to fear, here are what’s hiding on your laptop and how to reduce them. And, if you haven’t read my last blog post – 3 Top Tips On How To Safely Clean Your Laptop Computer – And The Cleaning Products To Use. You can do so from the this link.

Hiding on your laptop is a whole host of bacteria. Your laptop is the dirtiest device you use and the most likely germs hiding on your laptop can lead to skin infections and pharyngitis.

If the rise of the Pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the regular cleaning of our hands and covering of our faces to reduce the spread of the Corona Virus. But, did you know your tech devices are already covered with harmful bacteria and the warmth of your computer is the perfect breeding ground for such germs.

A bacteria that can cause meningitis and food poisoning is one of the main culprits – Bacilli. Around 25% of harmful bacteria found on laptop keyboards is this nasty germ. So, you might want to think twice, before unwrapping your lunch time burrito after scrolling through your emails!

Your computer keyboards, mouse, mobile phones and track pads are all susceptible to housing bacteria that could potentially make you very sick according to a report by Tap Warehouse. This is all without the added germs being spread from straying coughs and sneezes. With so many germs found on the average laptop caused by cough splutter and sneeze mucus, laptop users could be permanently at risk of sickness. The average sneeze can send 10,000 contagious germs into the air at speeds of over 100 mph!

Get the perfect cover – use a PROHOOD® by MNK. It’s the quickest and easiest way to protect your laptop from the spread of germs. Easy to maintain too, with it’s wipe clean properties. It’s splash proof, water repellent and quick drying! Take a look here

  • View all the ghastly bacteria on your devices and at what percentage here
  • Buy your PROHOOD® here
  • Buy your tech device cleaning equipment here
  • Get your hand cleansing gel here
  • Read the full Tap Warehouse report here
Adam – MNK Founder