06/25/2013, NeverWet will save you from a lot of spills as it completely repels liquids.
06/05/2012, Sony has just announced the Sony HDR-GW77V, also nicknamed Sony 77V, a camcorder that is built for “life on the go” as Sony would define it. Unlike most camcorders in this rugged category, the Sony HDR-GW77V is not an MP4 camcorder, which is often synonymous of lower video quality and lower bitrate. Bitrate defines how much information is stored per second to encode the video. Typically, the higher the bitrate, […]
04/26/2012, Just like how oil and water do not mix, so too, water and consumer electronics devices loathe one another. It makes sense, really, but there are exceptions to the rule as usual, with some manufacturers preferring to beef up their products to be able to withstand being submerged and working perfectly fine – at least for a while. Sony continues this trend with their Handycam HDR-GW77V that is waterproof, allowing […]
04/22/2012, Don’t you just hate it when a piece of paper which you have been preserving for so long ends up wet, only to have the ink on it run all over the place? Scientists have come up with waterproof paper which might just change the way we stash important documents on in the future. A research team from the Italian Institute of Technology has successfully treated a normal sheet using […]
04/17/2012, Dropping your smartphone into the toilet bowl is no fun at all, as there is the hassle of getting it out from the porcelain throne, not to mention having ruined a perfectly good and working handset. Daikin hopes to be able to change the future and make it a better place by developing a new coating that will primarily see action in the circuit boards of smartphones. This new coating […]
01/29/2012, Sony launched the stylish new Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V featuring a beautiful reinforced glass design, a look that will go well with your iPhone. With fierce competition coming from the high-end smartphones that now deliver high megapixel cameras with good lenses and sensors (Xperia Ion with 12 MP Exmor R sensor and Nokia Lumia 900 with Carl Zeiss lens), it is hard for point-and-shoot to remain attractive to highly demanding consumers. Beside […]
01/18/2012, At the recently concluded CES 2012, Toshiba paraded a fair number of new gadgets in addition to prototypes – and one of them is this waterproof tablet which can also be powered sans wires. It resided inside an aquarium most of the time on the showfloor, to show to the world just how its internal hardware is dammed up against any leaks. Toshiba came about this tablet by prototyping one […]
01/09/2012, [CES 2012] Olympus’ Tough line has made some headlines this year with the release of the Tough-810, the world’s first 100kg crushproof camera. The Olympus Tough TG-320 will not be Olympus’ new flagship rugged camera but merely an upgrade of the Tough TG-310, the colorful mid-range model of the line. Featuring a new 14-megapixel sensor and a 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom lens (28-102mm equivalent), the Olympus Tough TG-320 is waterproof […]
01/09/2012, [CES 2012] Rugged devices are starting to look better and better these days, thanks to the wonders of improved design, but they have yet to become mainstream. Waterproof devices are not exactly the norm just yet, but if you happen to find yourself in situations that might just see you get wet, then Samsung has the W300 and W350 waterproof camcorders that are capable of capturing any action with its […]
01/09/2012, [CES 2012] I can predict that there will be a fair share of puns associated with the Pantech Element, especially when you consider this waterproof tablet to be in its, er, element against the competition. After all, having a rugged tablet does make perfect sense since there is already a fair number of waterproof phones, so enter the Pantech Element which will make an appearance over at AT&T this coming […]
01/08/2012, [CES 2012] Fujitsu leads the way in terms of fashionable Android-powered phones that are waterproof – their latest model being the Fujitsu-Toshiba ARROWS ES IS12F, where it will be made available to KDDI au in Japan. Despite being waterproof, you will not be able to tell it with a glance, considering how svelte it is at just 6.7mm thin. After all, waterproof devices tend to be part of the rugged […]
12/02/2011, If there was yet another phone from Japan that the rest of us around the world wouldn’t mind getting our hands on would be the NEC Medias PP N-01D. This Android smartphone has been announced for release on NTT DoCoMo’s network for the 9th of December and assuming NEC’s plans to launch their phones internationally is still on track, there’s a good chance we might be seeing this phone launch […]
11/16/2011, So we’re not sure when HzO’s waterproofing nanotechnology will be commercialized, which means that in the meantime if you are looking to protect your device from the perils of water damage, we will have to rely on external casings such as the Aryca cases from Concord Keystone.
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).