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Olympus Tough TG-1 ships in June for €399

Olympus Tough TG-1 ships in June for €399

The best camera may be the one that you have with you, but if you drop your brand spanking new Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III then you’re gonna have a bad time. A more rugged approach is the solution, but they can command a high price and sacrifice picture quality. Olympus claims to have the answer in the form of the  Tough TG-1. Olympus say that the camera is waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, and crushproof - within limits, of course.

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P2i Aridion phone nano-waterproofing hands-on

P2i Aridion phone nano-waterproofing hands-on

Water and electronics generally don't mix, and while we've seen ruggedized, waterproof smartphones before they're generally rubber-clad, oversized and awkward. P2i hopes to change all that with its Aridion coating, a way of not only making the outer casing of a phone or tablet (or, indeed, plenty of other devices) resilient to moisture, but the internal components too. Read on to find out why you really want your next gadget to get the nano-tech treatment.

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Panasonic ELUGA hits Japan March 29 ahead of April Euro debut

Panasonic ELUGA hits Japan March 29 ahead of April Euro debut

Panasonic's ELUGA waterproof smartphone will go on sale on March 29 in Japan as the NTT docomo NEXT series P-04D, offering 4.3-inches of slimline dunkable Android. Available exclusively in purple, the new handset is up for pre-order in Japan today for existing NTT docomo subscribers. Announced at Mobile World Congress last month - where we went hands-on and promptly dropped the ELUGA underwater - the phone marks Panasonic's attempt to clamber back into the smartphone segment.

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Motorola XYBOARD waterproof editions revealed

Motorola XYBOARD waterproof editions revealed

This week the folks at Motorola have brought forth some new tablets for the whole world to fawn over - waterproofed XYBOARDs! This release doesn't exactly bring a whole new tablet - or tablets, as it were - to the table, but re-releases the XYBOARD in two new editions with one big modification: waterproofing. In the advertisements released thus far, this amazing ability is being shown as Saint Patrick's Day savior, stoppering up the Irish whiskey you'll soon be consuming.

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Samsung Rugby Smart Review

Samsung Rugby Smart Review

This week we've got our hands on the newest Samsung smartphone, and it's not a dual-core device, a quad-core device, or even a massively impressive in-between device with the ability to take amazing photos - it's a rugged mid-range device called the Samsung Rugby Smart. This device is a solid and relatively inexpensive smartphone being carried by AT&T at $99.99 on contract with the ability to defend against water, dust, shock, and inclement temperatures. It's also got at 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen display up front and a 5 megapixel camera on the back.

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Sony Handycam GW55VE staves off water and obsolescence

Sony Handycam GW55VE staves off water and obsolescence

Sony has outed a new digital camcorder, the Handycam GW55VE, offering waterproofing for up to 5m submersion along with Full HD video recording for those not entirely wedded to their 1080p-capable smartphones. The GW55VE pairs a 20.4-megapixel capable Exmor R sensor with optical image stabilization and a 10x optical zoom, plus a 3-inch touchscreen and integrated GPS for geotagging your photos and video.

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AT&T Rugby Smart delivers ruggedization for $100

AT&T Rugby Smart delivers ruggedization for $100

AT&T and Samsung have taken the wraps off of their latest Android smartphone, the Rugby Smart, a $99.99 ruggedized handset that can handle 30 minutes of submersion in up to a meter of water. Hitting shelves on March 4, the Samsung Rugby Smart is also dustproof, shockproof and temperature-resilient, meeting US Mil-STD 810F specifications, with a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen and 5-megapixel camera.

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Fujitsu Tegra 3 13.1MP Android phone incoming

Fujitsu Tegra 3 13.1MP Android phone incoming

Fujitsu promised us European smartphone flagships for Mobile World Congress next week, and according to the latest rumors we may well be wowed: there's reportedly a 4.6-inch Tegra 3 monster in store. The new Fujitsu will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on NVIDIA's quadcore processor, UnwiredView reports, as well as a whopping 13.1-megapixel camera that could potentially overshadow whatever high-resolution cellphone snapper Nokia is expected to unveil.

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Samsung outs ruggedized SD and microSD memory

Samsung outs ruggedized SD and microSD memory

Samsung has revealed a new line-up of memory cards, seven microSD or SD chips slotting into the company's High Speed Series and Plus Extreme Speed Series, and promising up to 24MB/sec read rates. The brushed-metal cards are available in capacities from 2GB to 32GB in the High Speed Series, topping out at Class 10, and from 2GB to 8GB in the Plus Extreme Speed Series, all of which are Class 10.

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