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Olympus Announces World’s Toughest Digital Compact Camera

Olympus Announces World’s Toughest Digital Compact Camera

Olympus releases a rugged digital P&S for adventurers and extreme sport users. The new stylus SW1030 features a 10.1MP 1/2.35" Type CCD sensor with Digital Image Stabilization, 3.6x optical zoom (28-102mm 35mm equiv) and a 2.7-Inch Advanced HyperCrystal II LCD. But the real deal behind this camera is its physical ruggedness that’s measuring up to toughest challenges in rough shooting condition. It’s shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof, crushproof and dustproof to endure extreme expeditions and adventures.

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Fujitsu F705i, the world’s slimmest waterproof phone

Fujitsu F705i, the world’s slimmest waterproof phone

How often do you drop your phone in a bucket of water or swimming pool? Not many times I would hope, but Fujitsu thinks waterproof mobile phone market has potential. Fujitsu unveiled the F705i, the world’s slimmest waterproof 3G mobile phone.

Now, although its can hold up to the water element, the F705i will not hold up to drowning over 1m depth of water and longer than 30 minutes. The phone itself features Super Clear Voice and Super Clear Mike that would automatically adjust the volume of calls depending on noise level surrounding the phone user.

It weighs only 111g with dimensions of 106 x 49 x 13.7mm. As for battery life, it allows 170 minutes of talk time and 100 minutes of videophone. No information on pricing and availability at this moment.

[via akihabaranews]

CES 2008: OtterBox has new cases for iPod and BlackBerry

CES 2008: OtterBox has new cases for iPod and BlackBerry

So I was able to make it to the OtterBox booth where our friend Kristin was kind enough to take the time and show me their new products. They had a few new iPod cases including one for the 5G iPod and one for the iPhone, the 5G iPod one wasn’t that interesting, it would definitely do its job of protecting your iPod though, it was pretty touch, not Armor Series tough, but it was tough.

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Lucentoptics 120mW EnVee

Lucentoptics 120mW EnVee

Sleek, Elegant, and Awe Inspiring are all words that will without a question, pop into your mind after using a laser as badass as the Lucentoptics EnVee. A powerful 120mW output gives you the power to burn practically anything in sight, and be seen from up to 60Miles. Not to mention, the EnVee comes in a rugged Otterbox Cigar Daddy 2 which fits the entire laser and has room for extra batteries and the keys.

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Panasonic upgrade Toughbook rugged laptop & tablet range

Panasonic upgrade Toughbook rugged laptop & tablet range

If rugged, hard-wearing portable computing is your interest, Panasonic's range of Toughbook notebooks probably has your admiration. Their 7 Series models, announced today, continue the tradition of drop, spill, compression and electrostatic resistant chassis with updated hardware: now you can take a 1.60GHz Intel Core 2 Duo powered machine and be comfortable dropping it 2.5 feet onto the floor.

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Apple pimping MacBooks with extra security for K-12 laptop programs

Apple pimping MacBooks with extra security for K-12 laptop programs

Kansas City and some places in Southwest Louisiana will be getting some customized MacBooks due to a contract Apple landed with those school districts. Basically they are just adding the necessary security upgrades that the schools required, but there’s nothing basic about the upgrades.

I kind of wonder if these school districts aren’t fronts for CIA training camps, I mean Apple is adding in GPS tracking for the notebooks, the ability to remotely destroy the hard drive of a stolen school MacBook, and a sticker that is said to destroy the notebook if someone tries to remove it. Those are some pretty hardcore security updates for some school laptops.

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