Tuesday, 30 October 2012


The Only Bag You Need for Any Journey!

Leading Australian bag manufacturer, STM Bags has announced the release of the ranger.

Protect your laptop and daily necessities with the ranger. Featuring a spacious internal compartment with a space divider for a laptop sleeve, and integrated iPad/tablet pocket there is plenty of room for your digital gear.

The adjustable waist and sternum straps ensure a comfortable carry at all times, and the drawstring and clip closure make a secure carry.

Available in graphite, mustard and bondi blue in Extra Small, Small, Medium and Large to fit most 11”, 13”, 15” and 17” laptops.


  • Spacious internal compartment
  • Integrated iPad/tablet pocket lined with soft nylex
  • External organiser pocket
  • Drawstring and clip closure for a secure carry
  • Adjustable waist and sternum straps
  • Removable laptop sleeve included

Price & Availability:

The STM ranger is available now at the following prices:

Extra Small: £94.95
Small: £94.95
Medium: £99.95
Large: £99.95

For stockist information please go to: www.stmbags.com

Get a Grip on Your Digital Gear!

STM Bags Announce the New Grip

London, UK, October 30th 2012, Leading Australian bag manufacturer, STM Bags has announced the release of the Grip for the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iPad.

Carry and protect your MacBook Air/Pro with the Grip. The Grip is a sleek and slim protective case designed to enhance your computing experience. Easily snap the case on to the top and bottom of your MacBook for protection from bumps and scratches.

The micro suede lining stops dirt from getting into the case and scratching your laptop, and the integrated rear vent and raised feet dissipate heat. The soft touch grip finish helps you to hang on to your laptop throughout the day!

The Grip for iPad has two kickstand settings for typing and viewing.

The STM Grip is available to fit the MacBook Air 11”, MacBook Air 13”, MacBook Pro 13”, MacBook Pro Retina 15” and the iPad 3.

Learn more by visiting http://www.stmbags.com


  • Easily snaps on to top and bottom of the MacBook Air
  • Hard shell protection from bumps and scratches
  • Soft touch grip finish
  • Micro suede lining stops dirt from getting into case
  • Integrated rear vent and raised feet
  • Available in Pink, Black and Blue for MacBook
  • Available in Tangerine, Royal Blue, Berry and Black for the iPad

Price & Availability:

The STM Grip for MacBook Air/Pro and iPad is available at RRP £39.95.

For stockist information please go to: www.stmbags.com

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Auslogics Releases Disk Defrag Pro 4.1 with Expanded SSD Options

Auslogics Software has just released Disk Defrag Pro 4.1 – an updated version of its professional defragmenter with expanded support for solid state drives.

Sydney, Australia – October 23rd, 2012 – Auslogics Software Pty. Ltd., a leading publisher of computer maintenance and optimization software has announced the release of version 4.1 of its professional defragmentation software, Disk Defrag Pro.

Auslogics Disk Defrag Professional is a program that offers advanced disk defragmentation and optimization algorithms both to home and business users. Included is the boot-time (offline) defragmentation feature that allows processing of locked system files, as well as 4 data placement optimization algorithms, special modes for SSD’s and VSS-enabled drives, an advanced scheduler and extensive graphical charts and reports.

This major update ensures the program will accommodate all points of view toward SSD defragmentation and optimization. For those who are opposed to using defragmenters on solid state drives, the installer now includes options to disable showing SSD drives in the list of disks before the program is used for the first time, so the software never processes SSD’s. The added SSD page in program settings, that now combines all previously existing and new SSD-related options, provides expanded configurability for processing SSD drives. A new SSD Optimization profile that has been added in version 4.1 offers special optimization algorithms for dealing with this drive type.

Besides the new SSD options, Disk Defrag Pro 4.1 includes some updates that were implemented as a result of user feedback and requests. The addition of informational notes in the main program window is intended to help new users better understand the program’s functionality. The way a user works with defragmentation profiles has been significantly improved, including the addition of a convenient editor for specifying files and folders, which eliminates the need to enter file name and path manually. The section related to junk removal prior to defragmentation has been expanded to include more categories for a more thorough system cleanup. Other changes to the program include improved MFT data display on the drive map, the addition of an automatic check for updates and optimization of all existing defragmentation algorithms.

A free trial download of Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro 4.1 is available from the publisher’s website at www.auslogics.com. The program is sold for a price of £18.65 with one license covering up to 3 PC’s. The publisher offers promotional discounts through their website, as well as their Facebook page and various software distribution channels.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Swann TruBlue™ Line of DVRs – High Resolution, Real-Time Security Systems
Equipped with 4 or 8 high resolution 600TVL cameras, the 4000 Series of  D1 DVRs feature full-screen, high resolution video recording, HDMI connection & more
Remote viewing with iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices made possible with free SwannView app

Milton Keynes, UK, October 11th 2012,: Swann, a global leader in security monitoring solutions, proudly debuts the intelligently designed TruBlue™ 4000 Series of D1 DVRs. Available in 4 and 8 channel configurations, Swann’s TruBlue™ line delivers professional-grade protection for home or business applications with 4 x the resolution of the old technology, known as ‘CIF’. D1 is DVD-quality video!  

At the core of Swann’s new line DIY security monitoring kits is the latest TruBlue™ blue-lit D1 DVR with real time, full screen high resolution video recording for the ultimate in professional protection. This comprehensive surveillance system allows you to simultaneously view and record 4 or 8 high resolution 600TVL indoor/outdoor cameras that feature powerful night vision up to 65’. The 4 channel is known as the DVR4-4000 and the 8 channel as the DVR8-4000.

You can view live or recorded video in high resolution on your LCD screen via either a HDMI or VGA connection.  The intuitive user interface means that you can monitor multiple cameras on a split screen and select any one camera for full screen high resolution real time viewing or playback of pre-recorded footage. With either a built-in 500GB or 1TB hard drive, users have the ability to record continuously for approximately 30 days or even longer when using the motion detection settings.

The free SwannView app offers convenient remote viewing functionality to the DVR4-4000 or DVR8-4000 kits by allowing you to set up live remote viewing on your mobile device. Set up is extremely easy with Swann’s new ‘My DVR’ customizable network configuration. Once the kits are installed, simply download the free SwannView app from your smartphone’s application store or go to www.swann.com/swannview for the latest version of the SwannView app. Once the app is installed on your Smartphone, put the DVR’s IP address into the browser and in minutes you can view video from your cameras live onscreen.

About Swann:
Swann is a global leader in security monitoring solutions, IT peripherals and fun gadgets targeting consumers through retail channels. In 2012, Swann celebrates its 25th anniversary as a manufacturer of consumer electronics products that are innovative yet cost effective.
The company's products are mainly do-it-yourself (DIY) with easy-to-follow 'plug-and-play' instructions, full after-sale technical support and retail-friendly product packaging aimed at home, office and small-to-medium retail users.
For customers needing more high-tech solutions, Swann is at the forefront of the latest international trends including digital wireless connectivity, professional quality CCTV camera, multi-function digital video recording, and live Smartphone connectivity.
Swann was founded in 1987 and now has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, China and Hong Kong with distribution partners around the globe.
Swann's reseller network includes some of the world’s largest retailers and distributors including Maplin,
Cost Co and Makro
For any press enquiries, print-ready images, review units or additional information, please contact: Kathryn Lamb at KL Associates                        
Tel:      01327 844880

Thursday, 11 October 2012


London, UK,11th October 2012, Leading Australian bag and case manufacturer, STM Bags has been nominated for an Apple Accessory Maker of the Year Award to be published in iLounge’s upcoming 2012 iPhone and iPod Buyer’s Guide.

iLounge's annual Readers' Choice Awards offer third-party developers the opportunity to receive recognition for their excellent work throughout the year. Results are determined solely by the thousands of readers who cast their votes.

“We are honoured to be included in this year’s nominees,” said Adam Ziegelman, STM’s VP of Marketing.  It’s always nice to be recognized and even more gratifying when it comes from an organization we hold in such high esteem.”  

Please help STM Bags to reach the top spot by clicking on the link below and completing the short survey

Laptop bags with innovative styling and serious protection are hallmarks of the STM brand. Founded in 1998 in Sydney, Australia, STM Bags (www.stmbags.com) offers a full range of lifestyle oriented laptop bags, iPad cases, iPhone cases and accessories. STM’s mission is to provide a more comfortable, secure and stylish means to transport your digital gear. All STM products are backed by a product lifetime warranty.

Friday, 5 October 2012

NEW MAGIX Music Maker 2013

Making Music Becomes a Whole New Experience! Your Songs Your Sound!

UK, October 5th 2012, MAGIX AG, One of the leading international providers of software, online services, and digital content, has announced the release of Music Maker 2013

Make your own cool tracks with MAGIX Music Maker 2013. Even beginners can get amazing results in no time at all. With the audio building-block principle, useful tutorial videos and endless options, you can easily create your own songs and share them with friends. With over 3000 loops, MAGIX Music Maker 2013 has everything necessary to make real hit singles just like the ones on the radio. The huge selection of loops and sounds are professionally produced by top musicians from around the world and include a wide variety of genres like Hip Hop, Rock Pop, Tech House, Chillout, Eurodance or Electric Jazz. New effects and instruments that are normally reserved for professional DAWs are all part of the deal and bring the sound to the level of a real studio production.
Simply combine loops and play around to produce cool new tracks. Give your song an edge by using the Vita Instruments to create your own melodies. Make your song even more unique with your own vocal recordings, awesome guitar riffs or your own keyboard melodies. With just one click your hit can make its world premiere on SoundCloud, YouTube or Facebook.
Adding some professional virtual instruments gives the track its own unique identity. Thanks to the complete band sounds available in the Vita 2 sample player, the authentic orchestra sounds in the String Ensemble and the powerful sounds offered by the Rock Drums, an amazing track is only a few clicks away. And for those who want to think "outside the box", it's easy to record singing, rapping or some real guitar. No matter how the program is used, one thing is always guaranteed: studio-quality results!
The next step to the perfect sound is the mix. The integrated mixer allows detailed mixing and a huge selection of effects with handy pre-sets are perfect for refining the sound. With a bit more experience the user can go beyond these pre-sets and make fine adjustments to the effects and other modules manually.
The final step in the Music Maker process is the release of the new hit on Facebook, YouTube and SoundCloud. It can also be burned to CD with just a few clicks. And for anyone who wants to take things to the next level, the song can easily be transferred from MAGIX Music Maker 2013 to Samplitude Music Studio 2013 for further editing and fine-tuning.
Music Maker 2013 is available as Standard version and Premium.

NEW! Features Music Maker 2013:
·         Over 3000 sounds & loops for Rock Pop, Tech House, Hip Hop, Chillout, 90s Euro dance and Electric Jazz
·         Rock Drums: Realistic drums with amazing sound quality
·         String Ensemble: First-class string instruments for high-level productions
·         Vita 2: More features and brand new sounds

·         essential FX Phaser: An awe-inspiring studio effect
·         New Search: Find loops, samples and files superfast
·         More Tracks: Create elaborate projects on up to 99 tracks
·         Exchange Projects: Edit arrangements created in MAGIX Music Maker 2013 with Samplitude Music Studio
·         Design and User Interface: Now with an easier to use Soundpool
·         Flexible Windows: Customize the program interface to suit your style
·         IMPROVED! Optimized Performance: The new version of Music Maker is faster and more stable than ever before!

With MAGIX Music Maker 2013 Premium you can dive even deeper into the world of music production! Get off to a great start with additional instruments, high-quality studio effects and even more sounds & loops. The amazing range of features guarantees that you have everything you need to create your own hit singles!

Additional Music Maker Premium Features:

·         Bass Machine

·         World Percussion

·         Mastering Suite

·         Analog Compressor

·         Revolta 2 Synthesizer

·         5.1. Surround Mixing

·         Live Performer

·         ReWire Interface

·         Music Editor 3


Price & System Requirements:
MAGIX Music Maker 2013 is available at £59.99 and £89.99 inc VAT respectively from PC World, Currys, Amazon.co.uk. System requirements: Operates on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Requires 1GB RAM and 5.5 GB (Premium 7.5GB) hard disk space for program installation

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


Simplify Your Journey with the Compass!

London, UK, Leading Australian bag manufacturer, STM Bags has announced the release of compass.

The compass is the perfect carry-all for a busy digital day. The internal organiser panel provides space for cords, pens and accessories whilst the external zippered pocket ensures easy access to travel documents or your phone.

With over the shoulder length handles for a comfortable carry, an internal divider for laptop sleeve and space for notebooks and folders, the compass is your perfect bag for travelling to work or travelling the world!

The compass is available in graphite and bondi blue to fit most 13” and 15” laptops.

  • Secure zip top opens to a spacious interior
  • Internal organiser panel for cords, pens and accessories
  • Integrated iPad/tablet pocket lined with soft nylex
  • External zippered pockets for easy access to travel documents or phone
  • Over the shoulder handles for a comfortable carry
  • Side cinch clips to adjust size of the bag
  • Removable laptop sleeve included

Price & Availability:

The STM compass is available now at the following prices:

Extra Small: £79.95
Small: £79.95

For stockist information please go to: www.stmbags.com