Casio’s WSD-F10 rugged smartwatch going for as low as $312

If you are in the US, and are planning to purchase a rugged Android Wear smartwatch, here’s a deal for you: the Casio WSD-F10 is currently going for as low as $ 312 in the country. Specifically, Amazon has the Black/Black variant listed on its website for that price. For comparison, the wearable carried a $ 500 price tag when it was launched back in March last year. Later that year, the watch was going for around $ 400. Amazon is also selling other variants, but they carry higher price tags – only the Black/Red one comes closest at around $ 323. No information on whether or not these…

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Samsung is reportedly working on a rugged Galaxy Tab Active 2

You may not remember this, but Samsung made a rugged tablet back in 2014. It was called Galaxy Tab Active, and it was unveiled in September of that year. And now, three years later, it could be getting a successor, believe it or not. A new report claims that Samsung is busy working on the Galaxy Tab Active 2. Apparently it will come in two versions – the Wi-Fi-only SM-T390, and the Wi-Fi + LTE SM-T395. Original Samsung Galaxy Tab Active from 2014 These devices will be available for purchase throughout Europe and Latin America, and we obviously expect them to be rugged. The original…

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Nikon’s Coolpix W300 is a rugged point-and-shoot with 4K chops

Not to be outdone by rival camera maker Olympus, Nikon is getting ready to launch a rugged point-and-shoot of its own. The new Coolpix W300 borrows a few features from the AW130 that was introduced in 2015, including the same 16-megapixel (1/2.3-inch…
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Garmin announces VIRB 360 rugged 4K action camera

Garmin has announced the new VIRB 360, a rugged sports camera that can record 360 degree videos in 4K. The VIRB 360 has dual lenses that record and automatically stitch the data to create a 360 degree video and can also take 15 megapixel still photos. The camera includes image stabilization to create a smooth 360 degree video. The VIRB 360 also has GPS built-in and Wi-Fi to transmit and live stream videos from the camera to your smartphone and over to the internet. There is also Bluetooth and NFC for quick and easy pairing. The battery is about an hour while shooting in 4K. All of this…

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LG announces X venture – rugged phone with QuickButton

LG has just announced the X venture – its second X line smartphone for 2017. The LG X venture is made to resist the elements thanks to IP68 water and dust protection, and 14 MIL-STD 810G certification for extreme temperatures, shock and water as well as multiple immersions up to 1.5 meters deep. LG X venture official photo The X venture is built around a Snapdragon 435 chipset with 2GB of RAM, a 5.2″ LCD of 1920 x 1080px resolution and runs Android 7.0 Nougat. There are 32GB of on-board storage, expandable through a microSD card slot. There’s a plentiful 4,100mAh battery that LG…

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Panasonic’s latest Toughbook hides a surprisingly good computer under its rugged exterior

At first glance, Panasonic’s latest Toughbook — the Toughbook 33 — looks a lot like every other Toughbook model out there. Rugged exterior, covered ports, bulky plastic design clearly meant more for durability than aesthetics.

But the most impressive thing about the Toughbook isn’t that it’s as close to indestructible as a laptop can be, but rather that in addition to being incredibly durable, it’s also still got specs that are just as good as any other high-end laptop on the market.

The Toughbook 33 is a 2-in-1 convertible, with a completely detachable 12-inch tablet featuring a 4K touchscreen offering some unique software features to allow it to function in rain or while…

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