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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 gets rugged and Wi-fi-equipped

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 gets rugged and Wi-fi-equipped

In addition to pushing some new next-level standard cameras this week, Olympus is revealing their Stylus Tough TG-3. This machine is rugged, able to take water, crushing, and shock to heart. The Olympus TG-3 also works with a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor to get you in with the large final images.

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Panasonic Toughpad 5 hands-on: no smartphone more rugged

Panasonic Toughpad 5 hands-on: no smartphone more rugged

Whilst checking out the slimmest and sleekest smartphones in the world this week at Mobile World Congress 2014, Panasonic dropped a beast on us. The Panasonic Toughpad 5 is a device that Panasonic is hesitant to classify as a phone. Like the rest of their range of devices with the brand name Toughpad, this machine is resistant to the wandering eyes of top-tier smartphone lovers as it is the elements.

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Handheld Nautiz X4 rugged handheld computer aims at mobile workers

Handheld Nautiz X4 rugged handheld computer aims at mobile workers

People who work in harsh and rugged environments can't use normal computers, at least not if they want the machines to last long. Many of these workers need machines that are very rugged and a company called Handheld has a new rugged device that it has unveiled. The new device is called the Nautiz X4.

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Canon PowerShot D30 waterproof camera is now ready for extreme adventure

Canon PowerShot D30 waterproof camera is now ready for extreme adventure

Trying to help capture memories even in the most impossible situations, Canon has revealed the new PowerShot D30 compact camera. This handy digital camera is submersible in water up to 82 feet, making it suitable for photography on dry land, in water, or anywhere else.

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 IHS packs tilting LCD in rugged case

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 IHS packs tilting LCD in rugged case

Olympus has added a new ruggedized camera to its Stylus Tough line-up, the TG-850, the first such model to offer a swiveling LCD. Packing a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS and a 21mm, 5x zoom - the widest, Olympus points out, in its class - the TG-850 can deal with dives down to 33 feet, as well as up to 220 pounds of crushing force, and cold temperatures of as much as -14 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Kyocera Hydro Plus waterproof smartphone launches on Cricket

Kyocera Hydro Plus waterproof smartphone launches on Cricket

Those looking for a budget smartphone they can use for their more active lifestyle might now have an option. Kyocera has just made available its new waterproof Hydro Plus smartphone on Cricket for a rather affordable price.

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Geonaute hands-on: 360-degree action camera for spherical video

Geonaute hands-on: 360-degree action camera for spherical video

For those obsessed with capturing their entire experience from the top of their head, there’s nothing quite like a 360-degree camera. Today at CES 2014 we’re having a peek at Geonaute, a device that the company (also called Geonaute) calls “the first 360 degree action camera.” From what we’re seeing here, it’s certainly the most complete and market-ready.

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Sony Action Cam hands-on [sample]

Sony Action Cam hands-on [sample]

There've never been so many ways to keep track of your extreme sports lifestyle, but Sony is hoping its latest Action Cam will lure away potential GoPro users thanks to a mixture of WiFi, GPS, Full HD quality, and a broad range of accessories. Offering a choice of 1080p or slow-motion 720p recording, the Action Cam has SteadyShot image stabilization along with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 170-degree lens and Exmor R sensor. We took to the skies with the Action Cam to see how it performed.

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Sony Action Cam HDR-AS30V pairs 16MP Exmor-R sensor with hardcore cage

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS30V pairs 16MP Exmor-R sensor with hardcore cage

This point-of-view camera allows users to record GPS as they record video on-the-go. The theme of this product is "Prove Yourself", Sony suggesting that the addition of GPS to video is letting users to show - and prove - that they were rolling out in hardcore sports situations of all sorts. This camera is 25% smaller than Sony's previous solutions from Sony in the Action Cam universe, this paired with 16 megapixel Exmor-R sensor, CZ Lens, and a 170-degree viewing angle.

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Kyocera Hydro Elite hits Verizon with full waterproof abilities

Kyocera Hydro Elite hits Verizon with full waterproof abilities

If you're tired of waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to come to Verizon, Kyocera has your back. The device known as Kyocera Hydro Elite brings on a 4.3-inch display at 720p with an 8 megapixel camera at its back and a front-facing camera suitable for video chat. The whole unit is rated for water immersion of up to 3.28 feet of water for around 30 minutes - not that you'd be leaving it in the drink that long - that's a real-deal IPX7 rating, mind you.

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Garmin VIRB and VIRB Elite action-cams pack ANT+ and 1080p

Garmin VIRB and VIRB Elite action-cams pack ANT+ and 1080p

Garmin has weighed into the action camera market, taking on GoPro with the VIRB and VIRB Elite, each with a waterproof casing and Full HD recording. Promising IPX-7 waterproofing and ruggedization - rather than demanding separate cases - the VIRB and VIRB Elite can shoot up to three hours of 1080p footage from a full battery, and have a 1.4-inch reflective display for low-power reviewing of footage, using ambient lighting rather than an active backlight.

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Galaxy S4 Active water damage replacement unit confirmed by Samsung

Galaxy S4 Active water damage replacement unit confirmed by Samsung

Earlier today it was tipped by several sources (and confirmed this afternoon by Samsung) that the Galaxy S4 Active was being prepared for a one-time exchange deal for anyone who had suffered water damage to their unit. While it's true that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is water resistant, there have been a number of users who have complained about having damage from water - and one notable review which suggested the device wasn't waterproof at all.

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