5 Rugged Gadgets for Extreme Users


Do you work in extreme environments where your smartphone or tab is frequently subjected to neglect? Then here’s the list of some of the best rugged gadgets that will withstand extreme usage.

Tough and careless usage definitely requires tough gadgets that will withstand all the abuse that you bring to them. Whether you are prone to frequent dropping, knocking or careless spilling on your electronic gadgets or if your work environment is full of harsh conditions; here are the gadgets that are designed with toughness in mind.

1. Panasonic Toughbook 31

This laptop is fully rugged and is completely made of magnesium alloy chassis offer a tough protection against drop shock. It can withstand extreme heat, rain and vibration and is IP65 certified together with MIL-STD-810G certification – a benchmark for tough laptops. Running on Windows, this laptop is not slouchy either. Its interface options including the Intel i5 processor and 16 GB RAM coupled with 13.1 inch XGA screen and 1200 nit touchscreen make it one of the best choice at a price of $3,434.

2. Getac F110 Survival Tablet

Priced at $1,903, this rugged tablet can survive in any environment you throw it into. Built to meet the US military standards, the Getac can withstand temperature extremes ranging from -21°C to up to 60°C. It’s also loaded with GPS and 4G LTE and can be customized to connect with Gigabit Ethernet port. It comes with a massive 11.1 inch screen and has a three-year warranty.

3. Olympus Stylus Tough-8010

This 14-megapixel camera comes with a 2.7-inch LCD display and 5x zoom. It is built to withstand extreme temperature and weather conditions. It is shock poof up to 6.6 feet, waterproof up to 33 feet, works perfectly even in – 10°C and can tackle 220 pounds of pressure. It comes with 720p HD Video recording option and is priced at $379.99.

4. Bluetooth Headset by BlueAnt

Dubbed BlueAnt T1, this headset is rugged in every way and is capable of withstanding falls up to 6 feet. It is also knock-proof, moisture-proof and dust-proof meaning that you can easily tuck it away in your backpack and head away on an expedition without the need to worry. It’s equipped with wind armour technology that offers clear audio even in extreme winds of up to 35 kmph. Its priced at $79.99.

5. Sonim XP7 Smartphone

This rugged phone is designed to withstand even the pressure laid by a heavy-duty truck. It has also been tested against some of the toughest oils and chemicals and is also complete dust proof and water proof. It can survive for more than half an hour in even under a depth of 6.6 feet. At its heart is a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and the smartphone runs on Android 4.4 Kit Kat. Its 4.1 inch touchscreen can be clearly viewed even under direct sunlight and can be operated even with dirty and wet hands. It’s priced at $750.

All these gadgets are designed and built to withstand extreme conditions whether your work in such kind of environment or just happen to handle things carelessly. Whatever might be the reason, these rugged gadgets ensure that you get the best bang for the buck and take the worry out of wrapping your devices into safety when you want to try something extreme.