Items tagged with Rugged

It's been almost a couple of years since I spent some hands-on time with Samsung's XCover Pro, a rugged Android handset without the usual bulk that you might expect from such a device. There was a lot to like about that phone, and many of those highlights appear to have found their way to Samsung's brand-spanking new... Read more...
Well look at that, Samsung is rolling out a new Galaxy smartphone! This one is not intended for consumer use, though. Called the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition (TE), this newest member of the Galaxy family is a rugged, "mission-ready" handset designed for the "unique needs of operators in the federal government and... Read more...
Acer has been on the Chromebook bandwagon since it began and has learned a thing or two about the platform. The biggest lesson is that any electronic device that is primarily intended for the education market needs to leave fragility at the door. To that end, Acer's new Chromebook 11 C771 packs a few performance... Read more...
Some people have relatively low risk jobs, where the biggest hazard is getting pricked by a staple or poked by a thumbtack. Take Bob from accounting, for example. He sits in his office and crunches numbers that get plugged into spreadsheets all day and for Bob, his thin and light Dell laptop serves him just fine. Then... Read more...
One of the many perks of working at a publication like HotHardware is that we get to attend a wide array of different technology-related events. GPU Tech Days, the Consumer Electronics Show, processor deep dives, smartphone launches -- you name it, and we're there. This Notebook Still Worked After Being Thrown Off The Boat Onto The Rocks Below...... Read more...
Do you want a rugged laptop or do you prefer a thin and light notebook? Typically you had to choose between one or the other, though Panasonic is looking to change the game with its new Toughbook CF-54, a semi-rugged system that's the thinnest and lightest Toughbook in its category. So, it has that going for it, but... Read more...
Storage on-the-go often comes with compromises, though Drobo is doing its best to eliminate most of them with its new "Drobo Mini with SSD," a portable and rugged storage solution that uses solid state drives. According to Drobo, ideal candidates for its expandable storage device include filmmakers, photographers, and... Read more...
In a world where for some reason there are schools think that outfitting students with delicate and expensive iPads is a good idea, Intel Education has designed a rugged tablet that may actually survive the toughest test there is: kids K-12. The Android-based Amplify Tablet was built specifically for “the K-12... Read more...
Stealth specializes in the industrial computer and peripherals market, and its newest product, the LPC-480FS, fits right in with that mold. It's a rugged mini PC that doesn't have any cooling fans, so other than any electrical noise that might possibly emanate from the system, it's silent rig designed for a variety of... Read more...
Remember Polaroid? Yeah, that Polaroid. The brand that helped define an entire era of photography has had some ups and downs over the years, with more "downs" in recent years. But now, the company is staging a comeback by producing items that are far more germane in today's society. The latest is the XS80, a mountable HD action camera designed... Read more...
Sprint and Kyocera announced the new Kyocera Torque ultra-rugged smartphone. This smartphone is Sprint's first ultra-rugged smartphone to offer 4G LTE connectivity. The Torque runs on Android and is designed to withstand dust, drops, vibration, solar radiation, humidity, blowing rain, low pressure, salt fog, and... Read more...
With its orange bumper and snow-white housing, the LaCie Rugged looks downright dainty. But LaCie says that the portable SSD can handle 4-foot drops and is meant to withstand the rigors of frequent shipping. Toughness aside, what makes the device really interesting is its dual USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports and support... Read more...
There's really just a single name in tough PCs these days, at least on the mainstream front, and that's Toughbook. Panasonic's Toughbook line has been taking beatings in the field for quite a while, and now the Toughbook 19 Convertible Tablet PC is getting a refresh. The unit now ships with Intel's Core i5-3320M vPro... Read more...
DRS Technologies unveiled three new rugged tablets that are designed to withstand drops, temperature extremes, water, and more. All three new models are part of the company's Armor line. The ARMOR X7et runs Microsoft Windows 7 Professional and features an Intel Atom Z670 processor. This tablet weighs less than 1.5 pounds and promises six hours... Read more...
There's rugged, and then there's professional-grade. Sometimes, they mix, and in the case of cameras, Olympus is mixing the two quite well with the new Tough TG-1 iHS. This just might be the most impressive "rugged" camera we've seen yet, combining high-end photographic qualities typically reserved for nice mirrorless... Read more...
Lenovo is hoping to attract the attention of schools and students with the introduction of a new laptop that has been ruggedized for education. Lenovo recognizes that kids can be hard on electronics, so the company has designed the new ThinkPad X130e with a reinforced and extra durable top cover, keyboard and hinges. Key durability features... Read more...
There's rugged, there's durable, and then there's GammaTech. This company has been pumping out wildly durable laptops for years, and their newest rugged piece of computing equipment follows that trend nicely. The Durabook S15C2 is an upgraded war-machine equipped with a 15.6" LCD (1920x1080), a magnesium alloy case that's 20 times stronger... Read more...
Not every gadget has to be pretty, particularly if they serve a very specific purpose. Rugged gadgets in particular have a tendency to be somewhat unsightly. Elektrobit's latest phone isn't breaking any expectations on that front, but who would expect anything else from an Android-based platform designed for defense... Read more...
It surely isn't the prettiest of machines, but what rugged beast of a laptop ever is beautiful? And moreover, if you're buying a laptop that can take a beating, do you really care? GammaTech has made a living from producing high-end, highly-rugged notebooks that can take a beating in the field. The company's newly revised Durabook U12C is... Read more...
New portable hard drives seem to be popping up today at a blistering pace, but one thing most of 'em can't handle is severe drop. That's where Clickfree's newest drive comes in. The company's auto-backup line is gaining a new member this week, with the introduction of the C2 Rugged. This toughened-up drive claims to be the planet's only rugged... Read more...
Think that Intel's newest processors are fit only for consumer machines? Think again! Logic Supply makes systems that few average consumers ever see, but those in the enterprise (and those who go on field missions) will recognize the brand. Now, the company's small form factor AU912 has been updated with new CPUs, the updated Core i5 and Core... Read more...
DRS Technologies has been produced rugged, hardcore gear for some time, and they aren't stopping now. The company just announced that their ARMOR X10gx rugged tablet has been approved for connectivity on the Sprint 3G network. This certification will enable ARMOR customers that utilize the integrated WWAN capabilities of the X10gx on Sprint’s... Read more...
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