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Getac V100 Tablet PC gets glove-friendly multitouch display

Getac V100 Tablet PC gets glove-friendly multitouch display

Ruggedized PC manufacturer Getac have announced a multitouch upgrade to their suitably-sturdy V100 Tablet PC; however, while they may not be the first to throw multi-finger control into the mixture, their Windows 7 compatible display uses resistive rather than capacitive technology.  While capacitive touchscreens - such as found on the iPhone - are fashionable right now, resistive touchscreens have the benefit of working with gloved fingers.

A-DATA SH93 waterproof & shock-resistant portable hard-drive

A-DATA SH93 waterproof & shock-resistant portable hard-drive

A-DATA have lobbed a few new external hard-drives our way and, while we'd normally squeal like little girls at the thought of data damage, today we're mute as sensible, grown men.  That's because the A-DATA SH93 portable hard-drives are waterproof and shock resistant, thanks to a nifty molded rubber-plastic casing.

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BrickHouse Global Watchman rugged remote CCTV camera

BrickHouse Global Watchman rugged remote CCTV camera

We've seen cellularly-enabled CCTV cameras before - capable of shooting images across the mobile networks and directly to your cellphone - but never have they been so droid-like in their design.  BrickHouse Security's motion-activated Global Watchman is a ruggedized 1.3-megapixel camera with onboard battery and IR flash for discretely illuminating nighttime scenes.

Video demo after the cut

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Handheld launches ultra rugged Nautiz PDA

Handheld launches ultra rugged Nautiz PDA

It has been a long time since I wrote about a new PDA; it feels like a throwback to 2002. A company called Handheld has unveiled its latest ultra-rugged PDA packed with features for workers on the go. The PDA promises to be the most robust on the market.

DIY ruggedization for laptops, cellphones & cameras tested

DIY ruggedization for laptops, cellphones & cameras tested

There are quite a few companies out there who will sell you a ruggedized laptop, cellphone or digital camera, but they'll also help themselves to a healthy amount from your wallet in return.  The gang at Popular Mechanics decided to see if - with only the sort of typical supplies you could find at Home Depot and Staples - they could make their own versions for a whole lot less money.  That, of course, provided the ideal opportunity to give one of Dell's Inspiron 1545 notebooks a good kicking.

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Stealth NW-2000 rugged convertible touchscreen notebook

Stealth NW-2000 rugged convertible touchscreen notebook

Stealth Computer have unveiled their latest notebook, the NW-2000, a ruggedized hybrid laptop/tablet based around Intel's 1.06GHz Core 2 Duo, a 13.3-inch sunlight viewable resistive touchscreen and MIL-STD-810F, shock & vibration compliance.  The sturdy convertible has 2GB of RAM (4GB maximum), a 160GB shock-mounted hard-drive (or optional SSD) and spill-resistant keyboard, and can cope with being dropped 91cm onto a wood-covered concrete surface 26 times in succession without impairing functionality.

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Olympus Stylus TOUGH-6010 series revealed

Olympus Stylus TOUGH-6010 series revealed

In case you've been holding out for a new model camera that sports a rough around the edges appeal, you might be pleased to hear Olympus revealed today their Stylus TOUGH-6010 series, which offers a tough outer shell and competent features.

ioSafe Solo Review – Rugged Disaster Proof External Hard Drive

ioSafe Solo Review – Rugged Disaster Proof External Hard Drive

We've covered numerous backup systems here on SlashGear, ranging from simple USB hard-drives through network-attached media boxes and full-on RAID arrays, but bar individual drive failure we've never really considered the impact of physical damage. That's exactly the sort of thing that ioSafe have in mind with their Solo drive, up to 1.5TB of fireproof, waterproof storage. SlashGear have been testing it out.

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Hitachi SimpleNET NAS adapter and USB drives announced

Hitachi SimpleNET NAS adapter and USB drives announced

Hitachi have announced a new range of simple USB hard-drives, together with a basic NAS adapter which can connect two external drives to a network.  The SimpleDRIVE Mini and SimpleTOUGH portable USB drives are available in 250, 320 and 500GB capacities, with the former adding ruggedness and the latter basic colors.

 

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LaCie LaCinema Rugged HD drive announced

LaCie LaCinema Rugged HD drive announced

LaCie revealed their latest multimedia drive today with the LaCinema Rugged HD. This device offers new upgrades, greater functionality and the ability to play 1080p video through the HDMI port on any compatible TV.

Getac 9213 “Business Rugged” notebook blends sturdy and stylish

Getac 9213 “Business Rugged” notebook blends sturdy and stylish

Rugged computers generally look like a cross between the Michelin Man and some sort of inflatable life-raft, so it's nice to see a notebook that wears its shock-resistance discretely.  To be fair to the competition, the Getac 9213 is described as "business rugged", which means while its full magnesium allow chassis and case, and shock-mounted HDD and 13.3-inch WXGA display may stand up to the occasional bump and drop, it's not quite in Panasonic Toughbook territory.

 

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Nokia 3720 classic rugged cellphone announced, abused on video

Nokia 3720 classic rugged cellphone announced, abused on video

Nokia have announced a new, rugged cellphone, the 3720 classic, and to celebrate they've been kicking it around a little.  Entirely leak-proof, shock-resistant and dust-sealed, the Nokia 3720 classic still squeezes in a 2-megapixel camera, Nokia Maps (on an included 1GB microSD card) and Bluetooth 2.1.

 

Videos of the Nokia 3720 being mistreated after the cut

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