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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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Panasonic Toughbook 33 rugged 2-in-1 flaunts 3:2 display

Panasonic Toughbook 33 rugged 2-in-1 flaunts 3:2 display

Panasonic's line of rugged Toughbook computers isn't exactly new. It isn't the first time it put out a 2-in-1 detachable laptop form factor either. But Panasonic still has some things to be proud of in its latest Toughbook 33. For one, it sports the latest 7th gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processors. For another, Panasonic boasts that this is the first 2-in-1 Toughbook to use a 3:2 aspect ratio screen, which it bills to be an even better fit for its industry customers.

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Olympus Tough! TG-5 puts you at ease while capturing memories

Olympus Tough! TG-5 puts you at ease while capturing memories

When you are trying to shoot or record once in a lifetime moments, the last thing you need to be worrying about is whether your camera will survive a tumble here or a splash there. While more professional, and more expensive, cameras do offer higher quality images and videos, they usually don't come with a guarantee of survivability.The newest Tough! TG-5 from Olympus, however, tries to meet you half way, offering decent photography quality and toughness all in one, accessible package.

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Venture Coolers are like the camping version of OtterBox phone cases

Venture Coolers are like the camping version of OtterBox phone cases

If you're going camping this summer, there's a decent chance your phone will be protected inside an OtterBox case. The same may be true for your lunch, as it turns out. OtterBox has taken the wraps off its new Venture Coolers, a lineup of rugged boxes designed for holding food and ice rather than gadgets. The coolers are being offered in three different sizes and include things like an integrated cutting board, organization slots, and various durable accessories, among other things.

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Getac ZX70 Android tablet is water-resistant and ultra rugged

Getac ZX70 Android tablet is water-resistant and ultra rugged

Getac has launched a new rugged tablet called the ZX70. This model runs Android 6.0 and brings with it a design and construction quality designed to withstand harsh environments. The tablet is MIL-SPEC 810G certified and boasts things like water-resistance, the ability to handle extreme temperatures, use in wet environments, and more. The tablet is suitable for use in construction zones, while camping, and similar.

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LG G6 reliability put to the Rube Goldberg machine test

LG G6 reliability put to the Rube Goldberg machine test

In addition to its FullVision display, LG made a bold claim when it boasted that the LG G6 is one of if not the most reliable smartphones in the market today. Sure, it's not going to be as rugged as a CAT, Panasonic, or even Kyocera, but it's tough while also pretty at the same time. Naturally, that has inspired not a few rough handling tests caught on camera to prove or disprove LG's claims. And, naturally, LG couldn't resist making its own "tests" via a convoluted Rude Goldberg machine.

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Nokia 6 lives up to its rugged pedigree in torture test

Nokia 6 lives up to its rugged pedigree in torture test

The Nokia 3310, which was recently resurrected in a rather odd way, was well-loved for many things, one of which was its resilience. Granted, not-smart phones back then, like the Nokia 5110, were less sophisticated but also less fragile. The Nokia 6 naturally raised the question of whether Nokia and HMD, freed from any Microsoft influence, could pull off something similar in this day and age. Fortunately for us, JerryRigEverything did all the testing so that we won’t have to find out ourselves the hard way.

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Nokia 3310’s new release spawns metal rival at $3,000

Nokia 3310’s new release spawns metal rival at $3,000

It might make more sense to suggest that the phone you're about to see is the Nokia 3310's most laughable rival instead of "biggest," but it is what it is. This device is the Gresso 3310, a device from a company that does not skirt around the fact that they've been DIRECTLY inspired by the original Nokia 3310 in more ways than one. Also this one costs THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

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ARCHOS 101 Saphir rugged tablet comes with a keyboard

ARCHOS 101 Saphir rugged tablet comes with a keyboard

The word “Saphir” calls to mind “sapphire”, which, in the context of mobile devices, is usually associated with toughness and durability. That is probably the thought that ARCHOS is trying to evoke with the ARCHOS 101 Saphir, the first tablet in its rugged Saphir line. While it might not exactly be the toughest nor the most powerful, it may have one thing over other tablets in this niche market. This rugged Android tablet is really a 2-in-1 in disguise and comes with a keyboard to help boost productivity whenever and wherever.

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BLU Tank Xtreme 5.0 budget phone embraces ruggedness

BLU Tank Xtreme 5.0 budget phone embraces ruggedness

Miami-based BLU Products is quite known for its unlocked mid-range smartphones. Last year it dabbled a bit in the premium market with all-metal designs. Now it is going back to its roots but with a little twist. The new BLU Tank Xtreme 5.0 is undeniably on the low end of the spectrum, but it has one thing that's it rivals on that tier can only dream of: rugged features usually found only on more expensive models.

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Fujifilm FinePix XP120 is rugged but light, graphite X-T2, X-Pro2 coming

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 is rugged but light, graphite X-T2, X-Pro2 coming

The problem with most devices advertised as rugged is that they are bulkier and heavier than their less than tough counterparts. Either that or the accessories that make them rugged turn them into hulking versions of themselves. Fujifilm says that you don’t have to choose one or the other. At least not for its new FinePix XP120 digital camera. This compact shooter boasts of four kinds of rugged features while remaining not just small but also light at just 203 g.

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GoPro Hero 5 release details: simply better

GoPro Hero 5 release details: simply better

This week the folks at GoPro have revealed the GoPro Hero 5 (or Hero5), the most advanced in a line of action cameras that've all but dominated the market for the past several years. This newest version of the GoPro works with voice commands, too. Just in case GoPro users wanted to yell at their devices. This newest in the top-level line of action cameras comes around a year and a half after its predecessor - an eternity in tech device refresh time.

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