Tag "ruggedised technology"
GoPro may get the attention for cameras that can take a beating, but Olympus was there ages ago, and we’re now seeing a return of sorts.
One of the key features for 2016 phones is coming to a mobile under $300, as Alcatel unveils a budget device ready to take on the water.
Need computers a little tougher than what you find at your local electronics store? Put through over 500 tests, Panasonic’s latest Toughbook may fit the bill.
The word “elite” isn’t one to be trifled with. It’s a word suggesting the best of the best, and in a new computer from HP, it’s clear the company is striving for more than just another me-too machine.
Mobile World Congress is revealing quite a few concepts, from modularity to water-resistance, but HP’s push to make business have better continuity is not what we expected from the PC maker.
Compact cameras may not do as well as they once did, now that phones are taking over from them, but if you need to take a camera underwater or into the snow, you might need something made for the purpose, and one of the originals is back with a new tough camera.
Waterproof gadgets are now a thing, as phones and tablets are beginning to be less afraid of getting wet. But what does this mean, and can a waterproof gadget still drown?
Sick of seeing broken phones everywhere you go? Motorola is as well, and has come up with a phone it says has a screen that won’t break when you drop it.
Let’s just get this out of the way: do not drop your iPhone intentionally unless you have the funds to buy a new one. If you don’t, good news, because a case maker has done that testing for you and produced a solid case in the process.
There are so many Bluetooth speakers out there that we wouldn’t be surprised if everyone had at least one in their life. But if you’re a little more active than most, one brand springs to mind, and its new model is for people who aren’t afraid to get wet.
If you read books, watch movies, and use an iPad Air for everything, it makes total sense to bring it everywhere you go, but what about the beach, the pool, or somewhere with a risk of water damage? Lifeproof has an answer, but it won't be for everyone.
Water resistance isn’t something that graces every phone, but Sony wants this to be a feature on more than just the top-tier models, as it delivers an IP rating and a hint of ruggedisation to a new mid-range model.
When we first encountered the brand Otterbox, it was a brand dedicated to making sure your phone survived an encounter with the hard, hard ground at any cost. That hasn’t changed a few years on, but at least the company has learned something about keeping things slim.
Speakers have been fun for a while now, what with hydrophobic coatings that repel water and the ability to pair up speakers to make surround sound where ever you are, but wearable speakers? That’s something new.
Hard drives should never take a tumble, but if you're fearing that an external drive could do just that, it might be time to look at one built for falls.
There certainly are quite a few action cameras out there, and there might even be room for one more, as Panasonic embraces its inner Iron Man and brings its ruggedised knowhow to a Go Pro competitor.