Any rubber-clad gadget can claim to be rugged, but it takes some preparation to put your shiny new product through MIL-STD-810F ruggedization testing. It's tough when it's a cellphone; making an entire Tablet PC stand up to the same drops, dust, water and more is quite the challenge. Still, that's what Motion did with their new J3400 rugged slate, and they've released some of the videos of the testing it endured.
Videos after the cut
The three videos below show drop, water and dust testing. The titles are all pretty self-explanatory: first the J3400 gets hoisted up to 36-inches and dropped onto a hard surface, repeating this 26 times with only cosmetic damage, before being vigorously soaked. Finally the J3400 spends eight hours in a dust box. All of the tests take place with the Tablet powered-up.
If you're convinced the Motion J3400 could withstand your frisky life, it's available now with prices starting from $2,299. Options include a choice of 1.2GHz or 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo ULV processors and a variety of SSD or HDD storage.
Motion J3400 drop-testing:
Motion J3400 water-testing:
Motion J3400 dust-testing: