New Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 pairs faster processor with fully rugged 2-in-1 design

Don’t let the name fool you. This Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 is different from the old CF-20, offering enhanced processing power and energy efficiency.

Quick take: CAT S41 rugged smartphone (video)

Are you a contractor who measures phone life-expectancy in weeks? If you need a bulletproof handset (maybe literally) with extreme battery life, I think the CAT S41 is definitely worth considering. You might just want to wait for a sale.

Rugged Cat S41 comes to the US at $449 with 5000mAh battery and 5-inch Full HD screen

The Android Nougat-powered Cat S41 is more than your typical rugged smartphone, and it’s up for grabs in the US now with very respectable specs.

Archos unveils its first ‘borderless’ and rugged phones, as well as Nubia-designed duo

The “borderless” Archos Sense 55S comes with a 78 percent screen to body ratio, only costing €249. The Sense 50X is also very cheap for a rugged phone.

This crazy expensive Panasonic Toughbook 33 is both a rugged Windows 10 Pro laptop and tablet

Prohibitive to 99.9 percent of US laptop consumers due to its extravagant price, the 12-inch Panasonic Toughbook 33 is both super-sturdy and convertible.

Archos 101 Saphir makes pre-MWC debut as ultra-affordable 2-in-1 rugged tablet

Before it’s showcased at MWC 2017, the Android 7.0-powered Archos 101 Saphir has been officially unveiled, priced and fully detailed.

BLU Tank Xtreme 5.0 enters rugged smartphone arena with large battery, low price

The $130 BLU Tank Xtreme 5.0 Android smartphone goes big on adrenaline and muscles, not so much on actual mainstream specifications.

Kickstarter takes in Outdoor Tech Rhinos, rugged wireless headphones [UPDATE]

The Rhinos are a pair of wireless headphones billed to withstand plenty of abuse from the elements including several forces of nature.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 launches in the US at $2,190 with rugged design, enterprise features

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 is the latest in a pretty long line of virtually unbreakable tablets with powerful enterprise features and steep prices.

Rugged Kyocera DuraForce PRO adds Verizon-exclusive Sapphire Shield display, costs $408

Verizon is the third US mobile operator to carry the rugged, action camera-packing Kyocera DuraForce PRO, but it’s the first to get a sapphire display.

Acer Chromebook 11 N7 (C731): a long name for a durable little learning tool

It’s an 11.6-inch laptop with ChromeOS on it. While you may have to wait for Google Play apps to come, you can definitely give it a wreck or two.

Mission start — Nixon’s first Android Wear ships October 10

The Mission is customizable, yet powerful. It can be with you for a 100-meter dive and come back up just fine and ready to play your hype playlist.

IP68? Mil-Spec? Rugged phone standards defined!

Mil-Spec-810G? IP68? Our phones are becoming more life-proof, but what do these terms really mean? Rugged phone standards defined!

Blass on Galaxy S7 Active: beefier body coming to AT&T June 10

Pretty much. But VentureBeat’s Evan Blass is telling of a Galaxy S7 Active that’s more like the Galaxy S7 than the Galaxy S7 edge.

AT&T preps a durable Wi-Fi hotspot meant for the outdoors

What if a phone just isn’t going to do it for you while you’re in the middle of the forest? AT&T’s Unite Explore Wi-Fi Hotspot may have you covered.

New Panasonic Toughpads ruggedize Android and Windows 10 Mobile

Panasonic seems to think it has the answer for enterprise in providing two versions of its Toughpad: one for Android fans, the other for WIndows lifers.

The LG V10 survived its first dumb drop

Time slows to a crawl as I watch the LG V10 lazily arc, a slow parabola with a backspin, landing perfectly on its side, on a concrete parking divider… Read more!

A freezer, a pool, and multiple drops: how we smashed the AT&T Kyocera DuraForce XD (Video)

The Kyocera Duraforce XD gives off a monster first impression, but how well does that thicker, reinforced casing, stand up to tough conditions?

Cat S40 rocks Android Lollipop while taking the rolls

The folks at Caterpillar at back at it again. In addition to…

Galaxy S6 Active review: Samsung gets rugged right

After three tries, Samsung finally nails the durable smartphone. Find out whether it’s the phone for you in Pocketnow’s Galaxy S6 Active review!

Three things you didn’t know about the Kyocera Brigadier (Video)

Aside from being incredibly rugged, what else can the Kyocera Brigadier do? Watch this video to learn about three lesser-known Kyocera Brigadier features!

If you’re going to call a phone rugged, make it rugged

Despite Samsung’s claims of the Galaxy S5 Active’s ruggedness, there still is no truly rugged smartphone. Read why even the Active isn’t up to the task.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review: sturdy, but not “everything-proof”

It looks like a Galaxy S5 on ‘roids, and it’s got enough ruggedization to make a SEAL swoon – but how tough is it? Find out in our Galaxy S5 Active review!

Empty Nest: what I miss (and don’t) about the Galaxy S 4 Active

Sending review phones back is always a sad moment, but my most-missed phone of the 2013 beach season is easily Samsung’s waterproof Galaxy S4 Active.
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Hands-on with the rugged NEC Terrain (Video)

Not long ago we unboxed and showed off the hardware of the NEC Terrain. But you weren’t content with that, you wanted to see us abuse it. Let’s get to it!