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Sonim XP3 Sentinel phone keeps lone workers safe

Sonim XP3 Sentinel phone keeps lone workers safe

Some people work all by themselves in situations where they are far from help and could be seriously injured. These folks need equipment that can stand up to harsh conditions to keep safe. Sonim has announced a new mobile phone that is designed specifically for workers alone in harsh conditions where injury is a daily risk.

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Garmin GPSMAP 62 series updates a geocaching icon

Garmin GPSMAP 62 series updates a geocaching icon

Garmin has taken the wraps off of their GPSMAP 62 series, an update to the popular GPSMAP 60 series.  The new GPS handheld has a 2.6-inch sunlight-readable LCD display, high-sensitivity chipset with quad helix antenna, and up to 20hrs battery life; three variants will be on offer, ranging from the basic GPSMAP 62 with worldwide shaded-relief mapping, the GPSMAP 62s with a 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, a barometric altimeter and wireless connectivity, and the GPSMAP 62st with preloaded 100K topographic maps for the entire US.

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Motion F5v and C5v rugged tablets get Core i5 and i7

Motion F5v and C5v rugged tablets get Core i5 and i7

The spread of Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 processors continues, with Motion's rugged tablet PCs the latest to pack the vPro chips.  The Motion F5v and C5v both meet MIL-STD-810G and IP-54 standards - meaning you can get them wet or drop them and still keep working - but now have faster CPUs and up to 4GB of RAM.  Motion reckon you'll see not only a 50-percent increase in performance but up to 30-percent increase in battery life.

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 and 6020 rugged digicams get tap-control

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 and 6020 rugged digicams get tap-control

Someone warn Beyonce: Olympus' latest Stylus Tough digicams reckon they're the world's fiercest.  The new Olympus Stylus Tough-8010 and Stylus Tough-6020 each pack 14-megpixel sensors, 5x wide-angle optical zooms and 2.7-inch sunlight-visible LCD displays, but the real headline grabbing features are the shockproofing, waterproofing, crushproofing and freezeproofing.  Unlike Beyonce (we're guessing), the two point-and-shoots can withstand 220 pounds of direct pressure.

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Sprint Motorola Brute i680 is ultra-rugged

Sprint Motorola Brute i680 is ultra-rugged

Sprint's latest cellphone, the Motorola Brute i680, is not just a rugged one, it's ultra-rugged.  The Brute i680 - fresh to the Nextel Direct Connect network complete with push-to-talk - meets military spec 810F for not just the regular dust, shock and vibration, but extremes of temperature, low pressure, salt fog, humidity, blowing rain and even solar radiation.  We're guessing that doesn't mean you could use it while inside the sun (if only because of the lack of coverage) but it probably cuts down on the number of places in the US where the phone can't go.

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