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September 20, 2013

Nikon 1 AW1: World’s first rugged MILC

Nikon has recently added another camera to its 1-series lineup, the AW1. But instead of a photographic upgrade, the imaging giant’s new mirrorless camera gains resistance against water and shock up to some extent, making it the world’s first underwater digital camera with interchangeable lens.

August 09, 2013

SOL, a ruggedized solar-powered laptop

Canada-based WeWi Telecommunications Inc. has came up with a new laptop that is designed for use in military, education and developing nations where electricity is limited. Meet SOL, a ruggedized laptop that is powered by the sun.

January 11, 2013

Panasonic launches Windows, Android ruggedized tablets

Panasonic has recently launched two new members of their Toughpad line of ruggedized tablets designed for “mission-critical and highly mobile workers” – the Windows 8 Pro-powered Toughpad FZ-G1, and the Android Toughpad JT-B1.

August 01, 2014

AKG K550 Quick Review

There are two kinds of over-the-ear headphones: the closed-back design that prevents sound from leaking out of the cups, and the open-back that doesn’t restrict the sound flowing out. Both have different impact on the sound making people choose one over the other. The AKG K550 claims to blur the line between them by offering […]

July 11, 2014

This case allows iPhone 5/5s to go 300-ft underwater

It’s hard to imagine why would anyone want to bring their iPhone 5/5s with them during a deep ocean dive. But if you happen to know a diver who would want to but can’t, then Thanko may have just something that may tickle their fancy.

June 09, 2014

The CAT B15 is one tough phone, has WFT, and runs Android

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: Heavy machinery expert Caterpillar makes the CAT B15 — an Android smartphone and wraps it up with tough protection. It boasts falling from high drops without any damage, is waterproof, and has wet finger tracking.

May 16, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active leaked specs

A benchmark from GFXBench reveals a specs list of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (model SM-G870). The data shows that the next tough smartphone from the South Korean manufacturer will include a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, Full HD display, and 2GB of RAM. Read the full data after the break.

April 11, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

The Galaxy S5 is the 5th-generation of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line and, like the Apple iPhone, has gone thru many years of refinement. Check out our full review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 after the break.

March 31, 2014

Olympus debuts SH-1, 5-axis IS in tow

In addition to the Stylus Tough TG-3, the Japanese firm also launched super-zoom point-and-shoot camera dubbed as the Olympus SH-1.

March 31, 2014

Olympus launches Stylus Tough TG-3

With the sweltering humidity we’ve all been experiencing, there’s no trace of doubt that summertime is in full swing, and if you’re looking for a rugged camera that you can bring on you upcoming trip, then Olympus might have the right snapper for the job – the Stylus Tough TG-3.

March 27, 2014

Hottest gadgets for the hottest summer trips

Summer is just around the corner and we all know what that means – out of town trips. Whether you’re going to the beach, trekking up the mountains, or simply setting off to an adventure, here are a few gadgets that you might want to bring along.

February 25, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 leaked ahead of launch

Just hours before its imminent announcement, Samsung’s upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S5, was prematurely exposed in full glory by a handful of leaksters, including a Hardware Zone forum member.

January 17, 2014

Otterbox Armor for the iPhone 5 hands-on

The iPhone, especially the most recent one, is a beautiful but expensive piece of hardware. It’s one of the best smartphones out there but like most gadgets it’s not exactly designed to keep up with a rugged lifestyle. The solution? Otterbox’s Armor series.

January 11, 2014

Top 5 Wireless Speakers of CES 2014

Most of the gears we’ve covered so far in this year’s CES have been laptops, smartphones and cameras. That’s not to say though that there’s no room for new speakers. And for that, we’ve compiled a list of the coolest audio boxes we’ve seen in CES 2014.

January 11, 2014

Nikon 1 AW1: Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof

Now here’s a pleasant surprise from Nikon, the first waterproof mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) is showcased here at the CES floor. It’s been announced back in September 2013 and now listed on their website for $799.95.

September 13, 2013

Olympus debuts OM-D E-M1 & two PRO lenses

Despite the success that Olympus has been having with their compact interchangeable lens cameras, the imaging company hasn’t totally forgotten about its Four Thirds roots as they unveil their new flagship camera – the Olympus OM-D E-M1.

September 02, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch prototype surfaces

It will be just a few days from now before Samsung unveils the Galaxy Gear smartwatch in Berlin, and yet a reported prototype of the said wearable technology has already made its rounds online.

August 20, 2013

Garmin announces VIRB action HD cameras

Garmin, a well-known maker of satellite navigation products, has just released two new compact and waterproof action HD cameras, the VIRB and the VIRB Elite.

July 27, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and S4 Zoom launched

Samsung has finally launched in the country the two variants of the Galaxy S4 flagship – the ruggedized Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and the camera-centric Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.

June 23, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active in the flesh, first impressions

The Galaxy S4 Active is Samsung first attempt at water-proofing their flagship smartphone. With an IP67 rating, the S4 Active is dust-resistant and can tolerate being submerged in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

May 27, 2013

Dell Latitude 10 Review

A lot of people are looking for something portable yet powerful – in that case, maybe a tablet running full-on Windows 8. With an Intel Atom CPU, a 10-inch display and more, maybe the Dell Latitude 10 is the one you are looking for.

May 23, 2013

LG outs Optimus GJ in Taiwan

LG hs officially announced in Taiwan the ruggedized version of the popular Optimus G flagship, the Optimus GJ.

May 14, 2013

Sony Xperia ZR becomes official

Not to be outdone by Nokia and its announcement of the new Lumia 925, Sony also announced the most rugged smartphone they’ve created thus far – the Xperia ZR.

March 26, 2013

Unboxed: Sony Xperia ZL

We got the Sony Xperia ZL to unbox this week and we’re curious how it fares compared to the Xperia Z which we reviewed earlier. Check out our unboxing video and first impressions of the Xperia ZL after the break.

March 23, 2013

Fujifilm launches FinePix XP200 & S8400W WiFi cameras

Fujifilm has just launched two new cameras with WiFi capabilities — the ruggedized FinePix XP200 and the 44x zoom FinePix S8400W.

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