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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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Contour launches ContourROAM2 action cams at a budget price

Contour launches ContourROAM2 action cams at a budget price

The Contour+2 action camcorder is arguably one of the best on the market, right up there with GoPro's offerings, but the $400 price tag certainly isn't that great to look at. However, Contour has just released a new line of action cams called ContourROAM2, which offer some of the great features of its more-expensive brethren, but only costs half as much.

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Contour+2 on sale now: iPhone app update adds Bluetooth remote control

Contour+2 on sale now: iPhone app update adds Bluetooth remote control

The Contour+2 rugged sports action camera has gone up for sale, a $399.99 accessory for immortalizing your extreme sports moments. Snatching Full HD 1080p video through a wide-angle lens, the Contour+2 works with the freshly-updated Contour Connect App for iOS, which now operates as a remote control over a Bluetooth connection with the camera.

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Contour+2 packs rugged 1080p and smartphone remote app

Contour+2 packs rugged 1080p and smartphone remote app

Wearable sports camera company Contour has revealed its latest model, the Contour+2, complete with Full HD video recording and integrated GPS. The waterproof camera - which can survive up to 60m dips into the blue stuff - mounts onto bikes, helmets, cars, or other hardware, and can use a smartphone as a remote control for framing and starting recording.

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LaCie RuggedKey packs encrypted data in toughened shell

LaCie RuggedKey packs encrypted data in toughened shell

LaCie has launched a new toughened memory stick, the LaCie RuggedKey, cladding a toughened flash chip in a resilient rubber bumper. The RuggedKey, which will be available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, connects via USB 3.0 and is capable of withstanding 100m drops, extremes of heat and cold, and IP-54 level dust and water. Perhaps best of all, it looks like a little neon grenade.

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 gets rugged Ivy Bridge upgrade

Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 gets rugged Ivy Bridge upgrade

Panasonic's Toughbook CF-19 convertible touchscreen notebook has seen an Ivy Bridge upgrade, bringing the ruggedized swiveling slab up to 3rd-Gen Core i5 speed and stretching battery life to 10hrs. Targeted at the sort of users who would crush a puny iPad between their huge, bear-like hands (or perhaps just want to take it outdoors), the CF-19 has a Core i5-3320 processor, HD 4000 graphics and a fanless chassis, relying solely on passive cooling.

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