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GammaTech unveils fully rugged Durabook R13C convertible notebook

GammaTech unveils fully rugged Durabook R13C convertible notebook

GammaTech has announced its latest fully rugged convertible laptop called the Durabook R13C. It will withstand the harshest of conditions and is perfect for those having to work out in the field, such as law enforcement, military, and homeland security. It boasts serious Military Standard 810G certification for drop, shock, and spill protection. It's also got explosive atmosphere, salt, fog, and freeze/thaw standards checked as well.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X130e official, rugged and student-aimed

Lenovo ThinkPad X130e official, rugged and student-aimed

This week the folks at Lenovo have revealed the ThinkPad X130e, a notebook for students and schools with an 11.6-inch display, less than 4 pounds in weight over the whole chassis, and up to 8.5-hours of runtime on its biggest and best battery option. There will be several models offered up with interchangeable specifications like AMD or Intel processors, and all models will include a rubber bumper on the top, reinforced and recessed ports, and both strong rounded corners and hinges. In other words, you'll be find if you drop this notebook in your bag and the bag also happens to have a big brick of concrete at the bottom of it.

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Casio Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch pairs with DoCoMo Android phone

Casio Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch pairs with DoCoMo Android phone

Casio's Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch plans are nearing fruition, with the first pairing of a low-power wireless watch and Android smartphone headed to Japan's NTT DoCoMo in the next few days. The NEXT MEDIA PP N-01D offers the usual Japanese niceties, like a 4-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, wireless charging, 8.1-megapixel camera, along with water and dust resilience, but can be paired with a special Casio MEDIAS PP-SHOCK GB-6900 watch. Hooked up via a frugal Bluetooth 4.0 connection, the watch shows incoming call and email information, as well as allowing you to reject incoming calls.

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Mount Everest webcam is world’s highest

Mount Everest webcam is world’s highest

Curious as to what's happening at the top of Mount Everest? Tune in to the world's highest webcam and you could find out for yourself, without having to strap on heavy-duty boots and goggles. The Mobotix M12 camera was installed by Italy's Ev-K2-CNR scientific committee as part of a Nepalese government project, running on solar power at the top of the 5,675m high Kala Patthar summit.

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Gresso shows off extremely rugged mobile phone

Gresso shows off extremely rugged mobile phone

The last time we talked about Gresso was last year when the company showed off a seriously high-end iPad that had a wooden case made of 200-year old wood and an 18K gold Apple logo. Not everything that Gresso makes is packed with bling and wood though. The company has unveiled its new super rugged mobile phone called the Extreme X3.

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Pentax WG-1 GPS Now Available in Shiny Orange and Bright Beyond Belief

Pentax WG-1 GPS Now Available in Shiny Orange and Bright Beyond Belief

If there's one thing I love, it's multiple colorways, and what I mean when I say that is that if you make a device, and I'm talking to you OEMs, I love to see it in several different color combinations. Just yesterday we had a post up on Android Community about the onset of colors in the chassis of Android devices, now let's talk for a moment about the Pentax WG-1 GPS camera - a device which we last spoke about back in February as a rugged alternative to the fragile point and shoot devices that are so common in today's digital landscape. Today we see a colorway that doesn't make your eyes freak out and jump our of your head: Shiny Orange!

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General Dynamic GD2000 rugged ultra-mobile notebook can survive harsh conditions

General Dynamic GD2000 rugged ultra-mobile notebook can survive harsh conditions

General Dynamics has been offering the Itronix line of rugged and ultra-mobile notebooks for a long time. In fact, the latest version called the GD2000 looks almost just like the MR-1 from back in 2008. The hardware under the hood is different though. The new GD2000 makes use of an Intel Celeron M ULV722 processor running at 1.2GHz and sporting an 800MHz FSB. The machine has 2GB of DDR3 RAM plugged into a MicroDIMM slot. The video card can use up to 256MB of that RAM.

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Alpinist Camera Case looks better than your camera

Alpinist Camera Case looks better than your camera

If you like to do things in the outdoors where your electronic gear is very likely to take a beating you need to take precautions or you will be buying new gadgets all the time and that gets very expensive. You can buy some point and shoot cameras that are rugged on their own, but most of us already have a camera we really like and want a case that will keep it safe while hiking or doing other things in the outdoors.

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