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Casio Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch pairs with DoCoMo Android phone

Casio Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch pairs with DoCoMo Android phone

Casio's Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch plans are nearing fruition, with the first pairing of a low-power wireless watch and Android smartphone headed to Japan's NTT DoCoMo in the next few days. The NEXT MEDIA PP N-01D offers the usual Japanese niceties, like a 4-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, wireless charging, 8.1-megapixel camera, along with water and dust resilience, but can be paired with a special Casio MEDIAS PP-SHOCK GB-6900 watch. Hooked up via a frugal Bluetooth 4.0 connection, the watch shows incoming call and email information, as well as allowing you to reject incoming calls.

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Mount Everest webcam is world’s highest

Mount Everest webcam is world’s highest

Curious as to what's happening at the top of Mount Everest? Tune in to the world's highest webcam and you could find out for yourself, without having to strap on heavy-duty boots and goggles. The Mobotix M12 camera was installed by Italy's Ev-K2-CNR scientific committee as part of a Nepalese government project, running on solar power at the top of the 5,675m high Kala Patthar summit.

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ASUS TOUGH 7-inch rugged Honeycomb tablet hits Japan

ASUS TOUGH 7-inch rugged Honeycomb tablet hits Japan

A 7-inch ASUS Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet has been revealed, the ASUS TOUGH ETBW11AA, offering both water and dust resilience along with WiMAX connectivity. The 1280 x 800 tablet, which Impress got to play with as it made its way to carrier KDDI, runs NVIDIA's dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor paired with 16GB of onboard storage.

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Gresso shows off extremely rugged mobile phone

Gresso shows off extremely rugged mobile phone

The last time we talked about Gresso was last year when the company showed off a seriously high-end iPad that had a wooden case made of 200-year old wood and an 18K gold Apple logo. Not everything that Gresso makes is packed with bling and wood though. The company has unveiled its new super rugged mobile phone called the Extreme X3.

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Pentax WG-1 GPS Now Available in Shiny Orange and Bright Beyond Belief

Pentax WG-1 GPS Now Available in Shiny Orange and Bright Beyond Belief

If there's one thing I love, it's multiple colorways, and what I mean when I say that is that if you make a device, and I'm talking to you OEMs, I love to see it in several different color combinations. Just yesterday we had a post up on Android Community about the onset of colors in the chassis of Android devices, now let's talk for a moment about the Pentax WG-1 GPS camera - a device which we last spoke about back in February as a rugged alternative to the fragile point and shoot devices that are so common in today's digital landscape. Today we see a colorway that doesn't make your eyes freak out and jump our of your head: Shiny Orange!

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General Dynamic GD2000 rugged ultra-mobile notebook can survive harsh conditions

General Dynamic GD2000 rugged ultra-mobile notebook can survive harsh conditions

General Dynamics has been offering the Itronix line of rugged and ultra-mobile notebooks for a long time. In fact, the latest version called the GD2000 looks almost just like the MR-1 from back in 2008. The hardware under the hood is different though. The new GD2000 makes use of an Intel Celeron M ULV722 processor running at 1.2GHz and sporting an 800MHz FSB. The machine has 2GB of DDR3 RAM plugged into a MicroDIMM slot. The video card can use up to 256MB of that RAM.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA ray and XPERIA active arrive, plus txt messager

Sony Ericsson XPERIA ray and XPERIA active arrive, plus txt messager

Sony Ericsson has unveiled a trio of new devices, including a pair of Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphones and a QWERTY featurephone for the messaging-obsessed. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA ray looks a whole lot like the X10, but is considerably smaller, Crave reports, with a 3.3-inch 854 x 480 touchscreen, 9.4mm thick chassis and 100g weight.

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Alpinist Camera Case looks better than your camera

Alpinist Camera Case looks better than your camera

If you like to do things in the outdoors where your electronic gear is very likely to take a beating you need to take precautions or you will be buying new gadgets all the time and that gets very expensive. You can buy some point and shoot cameras that are rugged on their own, but most of us already have a camera we really like and want a case that will keep it safe while hiking or doing other things in the outdoors.

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Getac shows off new flagship rugged notebook called X500

Getac shows off new flagship rugged notebook called X500

We have talked about Getac and its line of rugged notebooks for a long time and the latest rugged machine from the company is now here. The notebook is called the X500 and is hailed as the most powerful rugged notebook computer the company makes. The rig looks like a briefcase when closed and is powered by a 2.66GHz Core i7 processor.

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Panasonic prices LUMIX FH7, new Xactis, HD camcorders

Panasonic prices LUMIX FH7, new Xactis, HD camcorders

Panasonic has confirmed pricing details for its latest digital camera and camcorder range, including the LUMIX FH7 with the company's bizarre Beauty Retouch mode that allows you to make anybody look like Dame Barbara Cartland. The FH7 will be $179.99 when it lands early in July, while the five new camcorders are priced from $169.99.

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Verizon Casio G’zOne Commando brings the rugged April 28

Verizon Casio G’zOne Commando brings the rugged April 28

Verizon's latest ruggedized Android smartphone has made its debut, and rather than simply wearing a bright yellow casing, the Casio G'zOne Commando actually offers some unique functionality. As well as meeting Military Standards 810G for Immersion, Rain, Shock and Dust Resistant, Vibration, Salt Fog, Humidity, Solar Radiation, Altitude, Low and High Temperature Storage, the G'zOne Commando also operates in eight different outdoor-centric modes: Earth Compass, Walking Counter, Adventure Training, Trip Memory, Tides, Thermometer, Sun/Moon and Star Gazer.

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Samsung HMX-W200 rugged Full HD camcorder didn’t get the Flip memo

Samsung HMX-W200 rugged Full HD camcorder didn’t get the Flip memo

Cisco may be ditching Flip, but that doesn't mean other manufacturers aren't keen to put out point-and-shoot HD camcorders. Samsung's HMX-W200 is the latest, a Full HD capable camera with a shock, water, dust and general-mistreatment resilient casing. Packing a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, the W200 has an anti-water coating on its 2.3-inch 230k dot preview display, which Samsung reckons will prevent it from misting up with condensation.

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