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19 Rugged Tech Innovations

From Armored Mobiles to Man Vs. Wild Tablets

— May 14, 2011 — Tech
Just because you aren't a lumberjack or a construction foreman doesn't mean you can't get some use out of these rugged tech innovations. Each of these gadgets has been designed for high performance in the most adverse of conditions.

You could very easily replace all of your "essential" gadgets with any of these rugged tech innovations. Love your tablet but wish it could survive a 10-foot fall? Then you are in the market for a Man Vs. Wild tablet computer from Trimble. Even existing gadgets can be outfitted with light or heavy armor as evidenced by the sheet metal iPad case and the LifeProof iPhone 4 case. If you are consistently losing your gadgets during your outdoor adventures, then maybe it is time to toughen up and check out these rugged tech innovations.
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Rugged Hard Drives
Rugged Hard Drives
The LaCie Tank Buffers Your Device Against Accidental Drops
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Sheet Metal Tablet Covers
Sheet Metal Tablet Covers
Make Your iPad Impervious to All Drops and Dings With ARMOR for iPad
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Rugged Gunmetal Laptops
Rugged Gunmetal Laptops
The Badass HP W-Series Elitebook Was Made to Meet Military Standards
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Intense Tablet Armor
Intense Tablet Armor
The iPad Extreme Sleeve Will Protect Your Apple Gadget From All Harm
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High Security Hard Drives
High Security Hard Drives
The LaCie Rugged Safe Comes Equipped With a Fingerprint Scanner
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Rough-and-Tough Cameras
Rough-and-Tough Cameras
The Pentax Optio WG-1 is Built for Wild Adventures
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Man vs. Wild Tablets
Man vs. Wild Tablets
'Trimble' Rugged Computers put Mother Nature in Her Place
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Killer Rugged Cameras
Killer Rugged Cameras
'Swann' Sportscam is Built For The Apocalypse
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All-In-One Cameras
All-In-One Cameras
The Panasonic Lumix TS3 Shoots, Records and Even has a GPS
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Super-Rugged Smartphone Sheaths
Super-Rugged Smartphone Sheaths
The iPhone 4 LifeProof Case Can Withstand Any Situation
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Military Memory Sticks
Military Memory Sticks
Keep Electronic Files Close at Hand With the Dog Tag USB Drive
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Uber-Tough Cameras
Uber-Tough Cameras
The Sony DSC-TX5 Rugged Camera is for Rough-And-Tumble Photo-Taking
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Tough Military Computers
Tough Military Computers
Bulky Acme Comrade Series is Built For the Battlefield
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Rugged Handheld Tablets
Rugged Handheld Tablets
The Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field Tablet
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Armored Mobiles
Armored Mobiles
The Griffin Survivor Extreme Duty Case is Perfect for Harsh Environments
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Rugged Military PDAs
Rugged Military PDAs
Elbit Systems Develops Computer Devices for the U.S. Army
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Indestructible Laptops
Indestructible Laptops
The Ndura Rugged Laptop Can Take the Abuse
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Heavy Duty Camera Cases
Heavy Duty Camera Cases
Camera Armor is Serious About Protection
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Protective Phone Armor
Protective Phone Armor
The i4 iPhone 4 Case is Perfect to Protect Your Gadget
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