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Stealth 24-inch ruggedized LCD touchscreen

Stealth 24-inch ruggedized LCD touchscreen

Anyone who has ever tried to demonstrate a touchscreen likely knows the anxiety of seeing a novice user jab brutally at the display.  Bad enough when it's your precious Tablet PC; potentially even more expensive if it's your home automation interface.  So it's good to see Stealth Computer's new SV-2400 ruggedized touchscreen; intended, really, for industrial applications, the 24-inch widescreen would nonetheless make for a great combo control panel and display for any user with forceful fingers.

GETAC 840XT ruggedized Tablet PC

GETAC 840XT ruggedized Tablet PC

Matt Faulkner has been braving the outside world recently, testing out one of GETAC's rugged Tablet PCs. This particular model is similar to the E100 we saw back in January, using an Intel Stealey A110 ULV processor running at 800MHz, half a gig of RAM and an 80GB, shock-mounted hard-drive. However the 8490XT adds a keypad to the right of its 8.4 in. widescreen TFT Wide Angle View touchscreen.

Check out Matt's overview video after the cut

LaCie add capacity to 500GB Rugged external drive

LaCie add capacity to 500GB Rugged external drive

LaCie has announced an update to its ruggedized external storage range, ideal for the clumsy traveller who insists on carrying all their media around with them.  Now available in a 500GB version, with almost no size increase on the older, smaller capacity models, LaCie have given the drive a shock-resistant rubber bumper and scratch-proof aluminium shell.  Inside, there's a well-swaddled 2.5-inch Hitachi Travelstar 5K500 HDD.

Averatec Voya ruggedized notebooks invite rough treatment

Averatec Voya ruggedized notebooks invite rough treatment

US-based computing company Averatec have announced two new semi-ruggedized notebooks, promising greater resilience to the knocks and scraps a working laptop often suffers. Fitting into the Voya series, the new additions consist of the 4473, which has a 14.1-inch 4:3 aspect display, and the 6494, which has a 15.4-inch widescreen display. While neither is meant to survive, say, a hod full of bricks landing on them, they're drop and vibration resistant, while the keyboard and trackpad are spill-resistant.

Dell Vostro lineup grows with the new 1310, 1510, and 1710 notebooks

Dell Vostro lineup grows with the new 1310, 1510, and 1710 notebooks

The Dell Vostro line of notebooks and desktops were targeted at small business users, as such they’ve collected the feedback from some of their Vostro customers and made some changes. First they thinned up all of the models, it was at the cost of a bit of ruggedness, but now the notebooks are a lot thinner.

Then they added some little features that make a big difference including adopting the touch sensitive LED backlit keys of some of the XPS systems. The notebooks are now noticeable thinner and lighter and have some other features that road warriors are likely to appreciate, but they still maintain the same low price and they come crap-ware free.

Flash Survivor 32GB by Corsair – Unboxing and Pics

Flash Survivor 32GB by Corsair – Unboxing and Pics

So I got a package from FedEx today, inside was the Flash Survivor 32GB model, its new, and its hot, not literally though. Inside the package were the flash drive tube thingy, a USB extension cable, and a Corsair dog tag/chain that I chose to put the flash drive on along with the dog tag.

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.

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]