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After designing the “perfect” toaster, Balmuda is making an Android phone

After designing the “perfect” toaster, Balmuda is making an Android phone

Balmuda may be best known for their exceedingly fancy (not to mention exceedingly expensive) toaster, but the Japanese firm is now planning to launch a smartphone. At $329, "The Toaster" is arguably a love letter to the concept of perfectly golden bread, and now the design-led company is turning its attention to Android phones.

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Kyocera’s latest rugged phone is its first with 5G

Kyocera’s latest rugged phone is its first with 5G

Kyocera is back today with a new rugged phone, and while that's not much of a surprise given that the company's MO throughout the last decade or so has been to corner the market for rugged smartphones, this one is a bit different because it's 5G-ready. Today Kyocera introduced the DuraForce Ultra 5G, which is not only Kyocera's first phone to support 5G, but apparently, it's the first rugged phone compatible with Verizon's 5G network.

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Forget iPhone SE: this alcohol-proof flip phone is the perfect pandemic mobile

Forget iPhone SE: this alcohol-proof flip phone is the perfect pandemic mobile

Your smartphone is probably dirtier than a toilet seat, and while that's an unpleasant thought at the best of times, during the COVID-19 pandemic it's positively life-threatening. While advice on how to clean a phone varies, even IP-rated waterproofing probably isn't going to hold up to things like alcohol disinfectant. That is, unless you're willing to consider Kyocera's newest handset.

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Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 has one disappointing flaw

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 has one disappointing flaw

Premium smartphones these days, especially the more expensive ones, promote all sorts of rugged features, partly to reassure consumers about their rather costly investment. Those, of course, have nothing on actually rugged smartphones designed to be used in places no Galaxy or iPhone would dare go. But some companies claim features that often don't hold up to semi-scientific tests, so JerryRigEverything set out to test if the Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 really does what it claims to do.

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Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 rugged phone offers 4K super-wide action camera

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 rugged phone offers 4K super-wide action camera

Kyocera has updated its DuraForce Pro rugged smartphone, announcing the launch of its new DuraForce Pro 2. This updated handset sports the same high level of durability as the original model, making it suitable for construction zones, remote locations, and other potentially damaging environments. The new model is exclusive to Verizon and includes a 5-inch Sapphire Shield Display.

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Kyocera DuraForce PRO brings toughness to T-Mobile’s lineup

Kyocera DuraForce PRO brings toughness to T-Mobile’s lineup

Once upon a time, users who needed a very rugged smartphone had to compromise on performance. Fortunately, that's a thing of the past these days. Sure, the Kyocera DuraForce PRO isn't exactly the highest, nor the latest, but it isn't a pushover either. Now the company whose name has become synonymous with extra rugged smartphones, is bringing exactly that to T-Mobile customers, completing the circle, or square rather, of the US' four major wireless carriers.

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Kyocera DuraForce PRO Ultra-Rugged Smartphone Review

Kyocera DuraForce PRO Ultra-Rugged Smartphone Review

The Kyocera DuraForce PRO ultra-rugged smartphone has launched at three big carriers, and it promises to offer everything the outdoorsy, adventurous mobile user needs. Ultra-durable design? Check. Super-wide-angle HD action camera? Check. Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and drop-proof? Check, check, check and check. The phone makes some pretty big promises on paper, but does it hold up to use and abuse in the real world? Read on to find out!

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Kyocera Torque X01 is an ultra-durable, military-grade flip phone

Kyocera Torque X01 is an ultra-durable, military-grade flip phone

Flip phones may have fallen out of favor in many parts of the world, but they’re still popular in Japan, and so it’s not surprising that a new model has popped up there. What is interesting is the model’s biggest feature: extreme durability covering 18 military standards set by the US Defense Department. Drop it on concrete, use it in a dusty room, take it in the pool...the Kyocera Torque X01 can withstand it all and more.

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Kyocera rafre washable phone returns, now body soap resistant

Kyocera rafre washable phone returns, now body soap resistant

Water resistance is becoming a much sought after property in smartphones these days, with consumers looking at IP rating as much as specs. But IP scores only tell you how long the device might last under water at a certain depth. They don’t tell you if it’s safe to actually wash the phone with soap and water. Kyocera, famous for its hardened smartphones, said back in 2015 that “yes, yes can!” And now it’s saying it again with an all new “rafre”, now with resistance to more kinds of soap.

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Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield launches at Verizon

Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield launches at Verizon

The Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield has launched at Verizon, giving Big Red’s subscribers a new durable phone option. Unlike most Kyocera phones, the DuraForce PRO is fairly pricey at $408 USD, but it does have some notable features, including an IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating and the Sapphire Shield display. The handset is targeted at outdoorsy users, military members, and more.

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Kyocera DuraForce PRO enters the fray with HD action camera

Kyocera DuraForce PRO enters the fray with HD action camera

Kyocera has announced the next entry in its lineup of rugged smartphones, introducing the world to the DuraForce PRO today. Like most Kyocera smartphones, this will come with all the standard rugged features you've been accustomed to - dustproofing, waterproofing, and a general build quality capable of taking some hits - but one of the main draws of this device might end up being the DuraForce PRO's "Super Wide View HD Action Camera."

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Kyocera Hydro Shore 5-inch screen works with wet hands

Kyocera Hydro Shore 5-inch screen works with wet hands

Kyocera has unveiled a new smartphone aimed right at people on a budget who want a device that is able to survive life and use around the water without dying early. The new smartphone is called the Kyocera Hydro Shore and it is waterproof and supports the 4G LTE network used by AT&T GoPhone devices.

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