Top 5: Rugged Gadgets Designed For Heavy Duty Use

Sunday, 19 February 2012 0 comments

Not all devices we have today can withstand a fall on concrete or being immersed in water. If you are one of the adventurous types, here are 5 gadgets which are designed specifically for rugged usage. Be it a long drop, extreme temperatures or underwater, these devices are built to last.


Motorola Defy Plus

The latest rugged smartphone from Motorola is powered by a 1GHz processor and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It is an IP67 certified smartphone with dust and water proofing with up to 1 metre depth for 30 minutes. It has a 3.7-inch display which is protected with Gorilla Glass.

LaCie Xtreme Key

This is not just any flash drive, this is the toughest flash drive in town. LaCie Xtreme Key can survive and operate after 16ft drops, 333 feet under water, in extreme cold and heat and even after being run over by a massive truck.

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

This badass camera from Olympus sports a 14 megapixel lens with 5x zoon and a 2.7-inch LCD display, which can operate 33 feet deep under water. It is shock proof, crush proof and has been tested by dropping a 220 pound objects from more than 6.6 feet. In regards to its quality, it takes some beautiful images in extreme conditions and can also record videos at 720p resolution.

Panasonic Toughbook
The Toughbook is a laptop which is sometimes also referred to as a bullet proof vest. The device goes through over 500 tests before making to the shelves and this indeed is a highly rugged portable computer known to humankind. It has a magnesium alloy casing, a shock-mounted HDD, moisture and dust resistant LCD, keyboard and touchpad. The Toughbook is known to withstand a variety of external forces.

Panasonic Toughpad A1
If a rugged laptop is a little bit too much to carry, then Panasonic also has an Android based rugged tablet at your disposal. This device does not feature the same ruggedness as the laptop but it will help you through extreme conditions, it has embedded hardware security and has a bunch of enterprise features.


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