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Ricoh WG-M1: a rugged camera built for adventure

Ricoh WG-M1: a rugged camera built for adventure

Many digital cameras of late have touted high-end, and some mid-range, features, but almost all of them, though designed for performance, are more or less delicate pieces of machinery. But what if needed one that could not only perform well enough but also survive extreme conditions? Then you might want to feast your eyes on the WG-M1, Ricoh's latest Extreme model built to be as rugged as you might be.

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Dell unveils new Latitude series notebooks, rugged laptop

Dell unveils new Latitude series notebooks, rugged laptop

Dell has introduced quite a few products this week, not the least of which is a slew of new Latitude business laptops, with several models being set to arrive spanning a roster of different features and specs. Included among them is the new Latitude 14 Rugged, a durable laptop expanding the company's rugged portfolio.

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CAT S50 rugged flagship totes 4G LTE, Android KitKat

CAT S50 rugged flagship totes 4G LTE, Android KitKat

CAT has rolled out a new flagship smartphone targeting the outdoorsy, adventurous, I-drop-my-phone-too-often Android users among us: the CAT S50. With this phones comes the same rugged design we've seen with the company's other handsets, as well as 4G connectivity and some other handy features.

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Pixavi Impact X rugged handset can take anything you blast it with

Pixavi Impact X rugged handset can take anything you blast it with

Rugged smartphones able to take varying levels of abuse are nothing new, but few of them are designed to survive as much as the new Impact X from Pixavi. The Impact X can, among other things, withstand explosions, making it nearly indestructible.

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Verizon Kyocera Briagdier marches with Sapphire Shield

Verizon Kyocera Briagdier marches with Sapphire Shield

Kyocera and Verizon has just beaten Apple to the punch, whether or not the latter actually reveals a sapphire glass-toting iPhone 6 in September. Kyocera's Brigadier smartphone comes with a decent set of mid-tier specs, a near indestructible Sapphire Shield display, and a price tag that may sound too good to be true.

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Kyocera teases durable yet affordable Sapphire Shield display

Kyocera teases durable yet affordable Sapphire Shield display

Many iPhone fans are waiting with bated breath to see if Apple's next smartphone will indeed sport that much desired sapphire glass display. It seems, however, that whether or not the iPhone 6 boasts this material is no longer relevant to Kyocera's business plans. The Japanese electronics manufacturer has just put up a video teaser, claiming that it has more street creds to make sapphire displays not just a reality but also a financially feasible option.

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Xplore Bobcat rugged tablet takes on Panasonic’s Toughpad

Xplore Bobcat rugged tablet takes on Panasonic’s Toughpad

Xplore has introduced a new tablet that goes toe-to-toe with Panasonic's Toughpad. The Xplore Bobcat is a rugged tablet running Windows 8.1 Pro (Windows 7 is also an option). With the slate comes a body designed to handle a fair amount of abuse, and a design that matches its inherent ruggedness.

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Unbreakable New Panasonic Toughpads will break wallets instead

Unbreakable New Panasonic Toughpads will break wallets instead

Panasonic may not be as active in the smartphone rat race anymore, but it isn't completely out of the rugged mobile device ring yet. It has just revealed the availability and pricing of two of its newest devices, the Windows Embedded-powered Toughpad FZ-E1 and the Android-powered Toughpad FZ-X1, both very rugged 5-inch tablets.

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Gibbs Quadski XL four-wheel jetski adds a second seat

Gibbs Quadski XL four-wheel jetski adds a second seat

Gibbs is at it again. Almost two years after unveiling its rather unique four-wheel-slash-jetski Quadski ATV, it is now showing off the Quadski XL. This ATV, however, isn't just extra large for no reason, as the extra space that it has gained makes room for something the original Quadski lacked: a second passenger.

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 tablet can handle 5-feet drop

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 tablet can handle 5-feet drop

Panasonic's rugged and equally pricey Toughpad FZ-M1 tablet arrives this month, and brings with it a somewhat small 7-inch display alongside hardware that lets it take whatever abuse you throw at it. For the MIL-STD-810G rated specifications, you'll be shelling out at least $1,299 USD.

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LaCie Rugged drive gets Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 update

LaCie Rugged drive gets Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 update

LaCie has given its Rugged hard-drive a polish, with the tough orange external drive offering both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity, as well as resistance to shock, dust, and water. Intended for use with PCs and Macs, the rubber-clad drive now has an integrated interface cable, as well as offering a choice of traditional, spinning-platter HDD, or alternatively an SSD inside.

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CAT B15Q smartphone combines KitKat and ruggedness

CAT B15Q smartphone combines KitKat and ruggedness

Caterpillar has expanded upon its B15 rugged smartphone (check out our hands-on) with the updated B15Q. With the newest rugged offering comes KitKat, something said to make it the first globally-available rugged smartphone that offers the latest version of Android.

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