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Samsung Xplorer B2100: simply rugged

Samsung Xplorer B2100: simply rugged

Samsung have launched their latest rugged cellphone, the Samsung Xplorer B2100.  Built to withstand submersion, dust, extremes of temperature and shocks, the Xplorer meets military specification MIL-STD-810F; since you'll want to use it as a phone, too, it's quadband GSM (850/900/1800/1900) though not 3G.

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Motion J3400: video demo, breakdown & accessories

Motion J3400: video demo, breakdown & accessories

We may only have found out about the Motion J3400 rugged Tablet PC earlier this morning, but Rob Bushway over at GottaBeMobile has been putting it through its paces for the past week or so.  That means a two-part video overview and plenty of pictures, including some of the J3400 broken down to show the ruggedization inside.

 

Demo video & gallery of the J3400 after the cut

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Motion J3400 Rugged Tablet PC: 7.4hrs battery

Motion J3400 Rugged Tablet PC: 7.4hrs battery

It's been a while since we've seen a new, full-sized slate format Tablet PC, but Motion Computing seldom disappoint.  The new Motion J3400 Rugged Tablet PC is, as the name suggests, a rough & tumble capable slate with a 12.1-inch WXGA active touchscreen - with optional View Anywhere outdoor usability - plus 1.2GHz or 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processors, 2GB of RAM and an optional 64GB SSD.

 

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Stealth Model TT-840 rugged touchscreen

Stealth Model TT-840 rugged touchscreen

Stealth Computer have hosed down their latest rugged, environmentally sealed LCD monitor, the Stealth Model TT-840, an 8.4-inch sunlight readable water-tight display.  And, given you probably don't want to be flicking a mouse across the deck of your boat or on your oil rig, it's a touchscreen too.

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Getac V100 rugged Tablet PC tested: blindingly good

Getac V100 rugged Tablet PC tested: blindingly good

There's sturdy, and there's a laptop so rugged you can throw a punch at the display and not expect it to crack.  The Getac V100 is a convertible Tablet PC intended for outdoor workers who demand blazing-bright screens and MIL-STD 810F and IP54 rugged compliance; according to Tablet PC Review, it might even be too bright.

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Dell Latitude E6400 XFR rugged laptop: Video torture testing

Dell Latitude E6400 XFR rugged laptop: Video torture testing

Dell have announced their latest rugged laptop, the Dell Latitude E6400 XFR, which is equipped with a Ballistic Armor Protection System featuring PR-481 that has twice the impact strength of magnesium alloy.  It's also resistant to a 36-inch drop with the notebook powered on and the screen open.  After the cut, if you like to see notebooks dropped, bashed and generally be treated with as little respect as you would a fifteen year old Spanish hire car, you'll love the Dell Latitude E6400 XFR test video.

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GMS Raider S705 rugged compact PC

GMS Raider S705 rugged compact PC

General Micro Systems have announced their latest madly-compact rugged computer, the Raider S705.  Packed into a 4.6 x 4.6 x 1.6 inch box lurks a 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo processor, up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM, dual COM ports and nine USB 2.0.  There's also the potential to support up to six simultaneous wireless connections.

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Clevo IP54 ruggedized touchscreen netslate

Clevo IP54 ruggedized touchscreen netslate

Lacking the power of the D900F, but a whole lot happier with drops and falls, Clevo's rugged 8.9-inch touchscreen slate uses the Intel Atom Z5x0-series processor and pairs it with a chassis that meets IP54 standards.  Provisionally known as the Clevo T89xM, the device is intended for outdoor workers such as engineers and surveyors.

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AgfaPhoto OPTIMA 830UW: water, frost & shock-proof

AgfaPhoto OPTIMA 830UW: water, frost & shock-proof

While the poster-kids of PMA might be expensive DSLRs, there's plenty of budget fun to be had too.  AgfaPhoto believe they've a good example of that latter category, with the point-and-shoot waterproof, frostproof and drop-resistant AgfaPhoto OPTIMA 830UW.  

 

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GETAC PS535F rugged PDA with GPS, altimeter & compass

GETAC PS535F rugged PDA with GPS, altimeter & compass

GETAC have announced their latest super-rugged PDA, the GPS-equipped PS535F, complete with MIL-STD 810F compliance and IP54 certification.  The PS535F has a sunlight-readable 3.5-inch VGA touchscreen and an integrated 3-megapixel autofocus camera, together with an altimeter and electronic compass, and runs Windows Mobile 6.1.

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Eight Lenovo ThinkPads hit military rugged standards

Eight Lenovo ThinkPads hit military rugged standards

Lenovo has announced that eight of its ThinkPad notebooks have passed military-standards for ruggedization, making them not only resistant to pressure, humidity, temperature, dust and vibration, but to a greater extent than some "mil-spec" rivals.  The ThinkPad X200, X301, X200s, X200 Tablet, T400, T500, R400 and SL300 all passed durability tests despite not being specifically marketed as ruggedized models.

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Sprint Motorola i365IS ‘Intrinsically Safe’ rugged cellphone

Sprint Motorola i365IS ‘Intrinsically Safe’ rugged cellphone

Sprint have announced the Motorola i365IS, where the "IS" stands for "Intrinsically Safe".  According to Sprint, the i365IS "is incapable of releasing sufficient electrical or thermal energy to ignite fuel and cause a fire or explosion" and is safe to use in areas containing flammable gasses, vapors or dust.  Personally, I'd like any cellphone I use to be incapable of exploding, but maybe that's too much to ask.  As well as promising not to go supernova in your front pocket, the i365IS has push-to-talk (PTT), military-spec ruggedization and Bluetooth.

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