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Get a ruggedized 1TB portable hard drive for $69.99 shipped

Normally $84.99, this shockproof drive can be yours for less thanks to a Cheapskate-exclusive coupon code.

By October 25, 2013


Trying (and failing) to drown a ruggedized Android phone

Crave's Eric Mack is on a mission to push a military-grade smartphone endorsed by survivalist Bear Grylls to its limit. Watch his first attempt in Colorado's white water.

By September 26, 2013


Wrapping up Speeds and Feeds, part 3: Ruggedness

Rugged laptops are available from several manufacturers, but they're too bulky and expensive for mainstream consumers. We need rugged consumer notebooks; here's how we'll get them.

By November 11, 2009


Methanol fuel cell powers ruggedized computers

Lightweight fuel cell powers computer for up to 14 hours.

By June 24, 2008


Systemax launches "ruggedized" laptop

Despite its tough name, the Assault is not built to military specifications. In fact, many of its features--a magnesium alloy case, antishock design, and a spill-resistant keyboard and touch pad--can be found on corporate models from Dell and Lenovo.

By August 29, 2007


Sony's new $2,000 digital binoculars get better zoom, EVF

The second-generation DEV-50V design improves zoom range, the electronic viewfinder, ruggedness, and size -- but not price.

By April 24, 2013


Contour updates line-topping action camera, reveals Contour+2

Contour's flagship model now offers more features, better out-of-the-box ruggedness, and a lower price.

By September 5, 2012


Lesson from a cracked Galaxy Nexus: Get a phone case

The rich colors of my flagship Android phone are now viewed through a spiderweb of cracks. Should ruggedness be a feature, not an accessory?

By January 6, 2012


Mitsubishi's 360-degree video of Bolivia's Death Road

To prove the ruggedness and driving capabilities, Mitsubishi recorded its drive down Yungas Road in Bolivia using 360-degree cameras.

By May 24, 2011


HP Compaq Rugged Notebook nr3600

The HP Compaq nr3600 tank of a notebook offers go-anywhere ruggedness, but we like Panasonic's ToughBook CF-29 better.

September 14, 2004

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 14, 2004

MSRP: $4,699.00