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Olympus Tough TG-6 boldly goes where no phone even dares

Olympus Tough TG-6 boldly goes where no phone even dares

Smartphones have changed the camera market forever. For one, it put point-and-shoot cameras on notice, forcing camera makers to reevaluate their product lines and businesses. But just as important, it created a new culture and breed of photographers who want to take photos anytime, anywhere, even in places where $800 smartphones would start sweating in fear. Travel photography is the latest trend in the market and the new Olympus Tough TG-6 is ready to tough it out and rise to the challenge.

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Ricoh WG-6 and G900 rugged cameras pack 20MP and LED ring light

Ricoh WG-6 and G900 rugged cameras pack 20MP and LED ring light

Ricoh has a pair of new super-rugged cameras, the WG-6 and G900, focused on those who don't have time or inclination to cosset their hardware. Each gets a 20-megapixel sensor surrounded by an integrated LED ring light, along with onboard GPS and 4K Ultra HD video recording.

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Mobvoi TicWatch E2, S2 launch with TicMotion activity recognition

Mobvoi TicWatch E2, S2 launch with TicMotion activity recognition

There is no shortage of Wear OS smartwatches these days but, not so long ago, Mobvoi made a name for itself by being Google’s entry into the Chinese wearable market. These days, the company is making headlines with Wear OS products that are often half the price of their nearest competition. Announced earlier this month at CES 2019, the TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 are finally available for purchase and its bringing more than just swim monitoring.

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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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Galaxy S10 pre-release glass tells tale of two new phones

Galaxy S10 pre-release glass tells tale of two new phones

The release date for the Samsung Galaxy S10 is barely upon us and we're already seeing tempered glass for the hardware. This morning's set of leaks utilize a number of photos from South Korea and China of accessories for the next-generation smartphone. It would appear that the Samsung Galaxy S10, in its two standard editions, will likely have a bit of a frontside earpiece speaker for which glass covers will need to make room. Also they've got some massive displays, massive indeed.

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GoPro HERO7 revealed: Three models, all simple, social

GoPro HERO7 revealed: Three models, all simple, social

Three GoPro HERO7 cameras were revealed this morning by the go-anywhere action camera brand. There's the GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, and White to choose from, each of these coming with their own set of specifications, features, and price levels. GoPro upgraded the lot, but their emphasis this round or releases is on simplicity. They're trying to do what works and make what works simple to understand - and subsequently buy.

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Panasonic Toughbook T1, L1 are rugged but stylish

Panasonic Toughbook T1, L1 are rugged but stylish

Rugged smartphones and tablets are nothing new but throughout their history, these niche devices all have one thing in common. They’re built like tanks and often look like one, too. Designed for use in industrial settings, these mobile devices eschew consumer aesthetics for features that will allow them to be used in any kind of condition or weather. Panasonic is now trying to say you don’t have to sacrifice looks too much for that. The new Toughbook FZ-T1 and Toughbook FZ-L1 are just as tough as their older brethren but don’t look half as bad as a smartphone and a tablet.

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SiOnyx Aurora action camera turns night into day

SiOnyx Aurora action camera turns night into day

Cameras can do a lot of magic, especially when you’re talking about smartphone cameras. Mobile cameras, on the other hand, are pretty limited in where you can take them. And while action cameras like the GoPro are more rugged, they have even more limitations in what they can do, especially once the sun has set. Enter the SiOnyx Aurora, a one of a kind consumer action camera that has the uncanny ability to bring light even in the darkest of nights.

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Panasonic Lumix FT7: Rugged in orange, blue, and black

Panasonic Lumix FT7: Rugged in orange, blue, and black

Panasonic has announced the Lumix FT7, a new compact camera aimed at the more adventurous among us. This is a rugged camera, meant to be used outdoors and perhaps in turbulent situations. At the same time, Panasonic doesn't want its rugged nature to mean that it has to compromise on resolution, granting the FT7 4K capabilities.

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Post-it Extreme notes made to be rugged

Post-it Extreme notes made to be rugged

Post-it Extreme notes were announced this week as the most hardcore Post-it notes ever made. While we are inching in on April Fools Day, these Post-it Notes are not a joke. They're serious business - and in the business of leaving serious notes. They've been announced by the Post-it Brand from 3M, straight out of St. Paul, Minnesota, where the most extreme of notes need to be left in the most hardcore variety of weather conditions and odd locations.

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Land Rover Explore Outdoor Phone is as rugged as an SUV

Land Rover Explore Outdoor Phone is as rugged as an SUV

There is no shortage of car makers who lend their names and their aesthetics to smartphones. Many of those, however, are not only expensive but are sometimes just as fragile. In that regard, the Land Rover Explore is a class apart. Made by the Bullitt Group together with Land Rover, the Land Rover Explore phone is built for the great outdoors and has both the design and the features to match your off-road SUV. Preferably a Land Rover, of course.

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Cat S61 Android packs heat-vision, lasers, & MIL-SPEC toughness

Cat S61 Android packs heat-vision, lasers, & MIL-SPEC toughness

An Android that can see in the dark and has a built-in laser sounds like something from a Terminator movie, but it's actually Caterpillar's new Cat S61 smartphone. Upgraded the trade-friendly Android handset with a higher-performance thermal camera and better internal specs, the new Cat S61 also promises to oust some hardware from your toolbox.

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