05/21/2013, Names like Casio and Caterpillar are ones that you typically do not associate with smartphones, but they have in the past released rugged devices designed for customers who work in harsh environments. Well if you’re looking to replace your current phone with a more rugged one, Caterpillar has something you might want to take a look at. The company, in collaboration with Bullitt Mobile, has announce the B15 Android smartphone […]
03/12/2013, With a similar-sounding name to John Rambo, the Chinese-made Runbo X3 is one tough and rugged Android phone. Sporting a look that is more walkie-talkie than phone, Runbo X3 is encased in a waterproof case with IP67 rating, which should make it water resistant for up to three feet and protect the internal components from dust. It also sports walkie-talkie feature that is functional for up to 6 miles away […]
02/25/2013, Rugged mobile devices have been saving a number of adventurers or those whose occupation involves a lot of mud, water and dust the burden of having to buy a completely new device once theirs becomes a victim of their lifestyle. Caterpillar revealed the CAT B10 last year around this time, and today, they’re announcing its successor, the CAT B15. Just like the CAT B10, the CAT B15 is built to […]
05/31/2012, Today, Dell is refreshing its business computers lineup, namely the OptiPlex Series and the Latitude Series. The Dell Latitude E6430 ATG is a 14-inch rugged notebook powered by a third generation Intel processor (although Dell did not mention it, it is highly probable) and packed in a Tri-Metal armored casing that features an anodized aluminum display back, magnesium alloy wrapped corners, steel hinges, and a powder-coated base. As expected, the […]
03/08/2012, Some of you guys in the construction industry might be familiar with the Caterpillar brand, but interestingly it seems that the company might be thinking of expanding into a new market entirely by announcing the Caterpillar CAT B10 Android smartphone, and as you might have expected from a construction company, the CAT B10 has been designed as a rugged device.
12/14/2011, Fans of durable notebooks rejoice – GammaTech has just announced the launch of its latest Durabook, the R13C. An upgraded version of the R13S, the rugged convertible notebook features Military Standard 810G certification for drop, shock, and spill protection, plus explosive atmosphere, salt, fog, and freeze/thaw standards – basically you’ll be hard-pressed to find a location where this notebook won’t work in. In addition to military standard certification, the Durabook […]
11/21/2011, The Motorola Defy+ is a rugged phone, in fact the name itself seems to suggest that the phone will be able to “defy” physical trauma, but in case you felt that it wasn’t “defiant” or rugged enough, JCB, a company that specializes in construction, demolition and agricultural equipment, has teamed up with Motorola to produce an additional layer of “armor” for the phone.
11/15/2011, If you’re in the market for a rugged phone, and you’re not too fussed about whether it’s running on iOS or Android, Verizon and Casio may have the answer for you in the form of the Casio G’zOne Ravine 2, which is a military specced rugged flip phone where the main focus is on its ruggedness, rather than its smartphone capabilities (if there are any at all).
11/15/2011, G-Form has recently released a video where they showed off how tough their cases are, and it looks like they have taken it to a new extreme by dropping two iPads while skydiving, essentially making that a drop of about 1,300 feet. Since we’re here talking about it, it’s obvious that both iPads managed to survive the drop.
11/08/2011, If you’re into the outdoors and you’re looking for a rugged little camera to record your adventures, Oregon has unveiled the ATC Mini, which they are claiming is the lightest waterproof camera on the market today, weighing in at just 70 grams.
11/07/2011, Since Panasonic is well known for its ToughBook lineup of ultra rugged laptops that can survive the craziest weather conditions and environments, it comes as no surprise that the company has designed two Android-powered rugged tablets (7” and 10”) to complete the ToughBook offering. The 10” Toughpad A1, powered by Marvell 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor and Android 3.2, boasts a high brightness, 10.1 XGA capacitive, multi-touch, daylight-viewable screen (500 nits […]
09/27/2011, Huawei has collaborated with Red Bull in the past to introduce the RBM HD rugged handset, which is otherwise known as the Impulse for AT&T. It looks like that collaboration is back, but this time instead of Red Bull, Huawei has teamed up with the Discovery Channel to introduce the Huawei-Discovery Expedition phone, which considering the shows and programs that the Discovery Channel puts out, is a rather fitting name.
09/27/2011, If you’re in the market for new external hard drives, Buffalo has just announced two new external hard drive models – the MiniStation Extreme and the DriveStation Axis Velocity, both of which will support the USB 3.0 standard, allowing fast transfer rates assuming of course your computer has USB 3.0 ports to begin with.
09/26/2011, Earlier we had reported that Japan carrier KDDI had plans to release several phones as part of the Winter lineup, and that the Kyocera Digno ISW11K was one of the devices listed. However, not content with just launching smartphones and feature phones, part of that lineup will also include the ASUS TOUGH ETBW11AA.