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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active confirmed

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active confirmed

Samsung unveiled its new waterproof and dustproof Galaxy S 4 a few days ago, called the Galaxy S4 Active, and now AT&T is the first out of the gate to announce availability of the new device. AT&T will begin taking pre-orders for the phone starting on June 14, with an official launch date of June 21, and will come in two color variations: Urban Gray and Dive Blue.

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BMW and Adaia team up for rugged, satellite-connected Android phone

BMW and Adaia team up for rugged, satellite-connected Android phone

After being fed up with constantly breaking their smartphones due to a lack of ruggedness, a small group of people, including a couple folks from Nokia, started up Adaia to develop a rugged smartphone with satellite capabilities called the Blackcomb. It's a collaboration between Adaia and BMW, where the German auto company is handling the design of the phone.

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Google’s Larry Page hints at upcoming rugged Motorola devices

Google’s Larry Page hints at upcoming rugged Motorola devices

Google announced their latest quarterly earnings yesterday, and the company had another good three months in the black, earning a revenue of $14 billion, with $3.35 billion of that as cold, hard income. However, Google's recently-acquired Motorola Mobility is struggling, losing $271 million, but Google CEO Larry Page seems to have big plans for the subsidiary, and teased some of the features we may see on upcoming devices.

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Casio G’z0ne Commando reboots with 4G LTE

Casio G’z0ne Commando reboots with 4G LTE

The Casio G'z0ne Commando has been a rather quiet option on Verizon's network, but for those wanting a rugged and tough smartphone on Big Red's network, the Commando is a very safe bet. It's even a better option now because a new version of the phone was seen making its way through the FCC, equipped with Verizon's blazingly-fast 4G LTE.

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Pelican ProGear Vault unleashed: iPhone 5 gains ultra-rugged protection

Pelican ProGear Vault unleashed: iPhone 5 gains ultra-rugged protection

When you grab a Pelican case for your electronics, you know good and well that you're trusting your most precious bits of metal, plastic, and glass to the best. What you've got available to you today is a couple of iPhone 5 cases that'll keep you from essentially any kind of damage - toss it down a flight of stairs into a bucket of water if you want! One of these two cases is pretty darn amazing, the other is undeniably top-of-the-line.

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Fujifilm XP200 revealed with ultra-compact hardcore capabilities

Fujifilm XP200 revealed with ultra-compact hardcore capabilities

With the Fuji XP200 you'll be blasting forth with so much ruggedness in a camera so compact that you'll want immediately to jump out of your front door into a puddle full of rocks to test it out. This camera works with a 16 megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor able to run up to ISO 6400 and has wifi connectivity so you're all ready for instant uploads galore. And yes, you can toss it down a flight of stairs, too.

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Kyocera Torque Review

Kyocera Torque Review

Rugged smartphones meant for the trailblazer and the survivalist in all of us certainly aren’t rare, but it’s not very often that we get to review one. Kyocera recently announced the Torque, a mid-range smartphone that’s encased in a thick hard plastic shell that can absorb energy when dropped. It’s also water resistant and impervious to dust, and while the average hiker could easily take advantage of the device, the company also targets it towards construction workers and even parents who have small kids that can be more than a little rough with toys. Oh, and did we mention it’s Bear Grylls-approved?

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Caterpillar B15 rugged smartphone hands-on: surprisingly well balanced

Caterpillar B15 rugged smartphone hands-on: surprisingly well balanced

If you've ever used a "rugged" smartphone or tablet before, you'll be surprised to hear that the newest of these rare unicorns is not slow and stunted like those of the past have been - instead the CAT B15 is a rather well balanced device. We've had a peek at the B15 from CAT (or Caterpillar, however you like), and found it to be both obviously able to withstand a beating and appearing to run as quick in its Android implementation as we'd expect a 2013 device to be.

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Samsung announces Galaxy Xcover 2 for the outdoorsy types

Samsung announces Galaxy Xcover 2 for the outdoorsy types

Just last week we saw a leak of Samsung's newest rugged smartphone, the Galaxy Xcover 2. Aside from a blurry photo and a few details, we didn't really know much about the new device. However, Samsung has made it official today. The Galaxy Xcover 2 is the company's latest phone meant for adventurers and outdoorsmen/women of all kinds.

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Algiz XRW rugged notebook launches

Algiz XRW rugged notebook launches

The Algiz XRW ultra rugged notebook computer has debuted and is available through Handheld Europe. The machine is designed to be incredibly rugged and is aimed at people who work outdoors in harsh environments such as the lumber or oil industries. The machine is also appropriate for anyone who works in an industry where they need notebook that can survive the harsh outdoors or drops.

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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 revealed: tougher, faster, stronger

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 revealed: tougher, faster, stronger

There's always a market for rugged phones that are dust- and water-resistant. Whether you're a construction worker or maybe you just have a tendency to drop your phone a lot, there seems to always be a need for tougher phones. The Xcover is Samsung's own rugged phone, and it turns out that the sequel, the Xcover 2, has made an appearance.

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Drift HD Ghost adds WiFi and clever two-way remote to action-cam

Drift HD Ghost adds WiFi and clever two-way remote to action-cam

Drift has launched a new wearable sports camera, the Drift HD Ghost, aiming to film every last detail of your awesome extreme adventures. The new model adds integrated WiFi for streaming directly to - and being controlled by - a smartphone, as well as a five minute video buffer which automatically caches the most recent view from the camera whenever it's powered on, and allows you to retroactively save it should you realize something dramatically exciting has happened.

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