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Cat S62 Pro rugged Android phone gets a US release price

Cat S62 Pro rugged Android phone gets a US release price

Cat Phone's ruggedized S62 Pro smartphone has arrived in the US, offering a tougher option if you're prone to dropping devices or smashing screens. Announced last year, the new Android handset packs midrange specifications into a seriously resilient casing, without necessarily looking like a rubber brick at the same time.

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Apple Watch “Explorer Edition” with rugged case reportedly in works

Apple Watch “Explorer Edition” with rugged case reportedly in works

Apple is reportedly considering a rugged Apple Watch, a tougher version of its watchOS wearable that could better target buyers into extreme sports or who simply prefer the aesthetic of that market. The current Apple Watch Series 6 is water resistant to 50 meters, though its display cover glass is as susceptible to bumps and cracks as most day-wear watches.

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Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 ready for rugged phone future

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 ready for rugged phone future

The next Samsung smartphone is the Galaxy XCover 5, revealed for the first time this week. This device works with some of the most modern smartphone features and abilities and has a rugged exterior for protection against the elements and everyday hardcore life. It's not the most extravagant device in the world - but it doesn't need to be!

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Galaxy Xcover 5 leak spills almost all the beans

Galaxy Xcover 5 leak spills almost all the beans

While most of the focus has been on Samsung's high-end and expensive flagships, the smartphone maker naturally caters to a wide range of customers and markets. That includes the market for rugged smartphones whose needs and budgets differ greatly from consumers. These also come with less than impressive specs, as far as regular smartphones go, but the Galaxy Xcover 5 will at least come with a price tag that would endear it to its target audience.

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Rugged Panasonic Toughbook 33 2-in-1 gains faster connectivity

Rugged Panasonic Toughbook 33 2-in-1 gains faster connectivity

One of the things Panasonic is known for is making rugged computers that slot into the Toughbook family. One of the best-selling Toughbooks that Panasonic makes is the Toughbook 33, a fully rugged 2-in-1 computer. Panasonic has announced that it has updated the Toughbook 33 to better meet the needs of mobile workers in extreme conditions.

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Motorola teams up with CAT phone maker Bullitt for a rugged lineup

Motorola teams up with CAT phone maker Bullitt for a rugged lineup

At this point, Motorola's strategy in the smartphone market seems to be best described as "throw everything at a wall and see which sticks." Its phones are all over the place, from an expensive foldable to a handful of mid-range phones to budget-friendly entry-level handsets. As if that weren't enough, Motorola has entered into a partnership that will create yet another line of Motorola phones that might not actually bear Motorola's DNA inside.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 rugged tablet brings its pen and LTE to the US

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 rugged tablet brings its pen and LTE to the US

Samsung is bringing its newest rugged Android tablet to the US, and while the Galaxy Tab Active3 may not be as sleek as a Galaxy S21 Ultra, it's a lot more welcome on work sites and in warehouses. Announced last year, the toughened tablet meets not only IP68 dust and water resistance standards but MIL-STD-810H ruggedness ratings too, meaning it should be more resilient to drops, immersion, and more.

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Doogee S96 Pro Review: Rugged Android Phone

Doogee S96 Pro Review: Rugged Android Phone

We've reviewed our fair share of smartphones through more than a decade, most of them conventional while a few outliers to end up in our hands from time to time. Although by no means unusual or rare, rugged smartphones aren't exactly a staple in the consumer market, often reserved for industrial customers, nor do they often spark curiosity beyond their thick, rugged frames. Some do try to stand out from the crowd with some extra feature or utility. The new Doogee S96 Pro definitely fits that bill and we give it a hard look to see there's more to it than meets the eye.

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GoPro HERO9 Black released with “folding fingers” and a front-facing display

GoPro HERO9 Black released with “folding fingers” and a front-facing display

Today the GoPro HERO9 Black was revealed in full, at long last. This new version of the GoPro camera works with the ability to capture 5k video and 20 megapixel photos. This device is able to capture video with the newest in GoPro HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization (with in-camera horizon leveling). This device has a front-facing display so you can use it for most anything - webcam and livestreaming action included.

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Acer Enduro rugged notebooks and tablets report for work duty

Acer Enduro rugged notebooks and tablets report for work duty

Acer has added a new range of rugged notebooks and tablets to its line-up, with Enduro promising tougher construction for those who can't coddle their computer. Four-strong at launch, the range included two toughened laptops and a pair of tablets, with features long-forgotten from most consumer hardware like easily swappable batteries.

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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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Ricoh WG-70 camera lets you take macro photos underwater

Ricoh WG-70 camera lets you take macro photos underwater

Today the latest version of their digital compact WR series camera line with the WG-70. This is the camera line that Ricoh makes to command the rugged handheld digital camera market, doing so with claims that rival the vast majority of other hobby cameras. The ruggedness of this camera seems almost more important than the media which it's meant to capture - it's tough!

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