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Basic Cat B100 cell phone plays it tough (pictures)

This rubberized cell phone isn't fancy, but it'll keep the phone's delicate internals intact near water and dust.

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Jessica Dolcourt is a passionate content strategist and veteran leader of CNET coverage. As Senior Director of Commerce & Content Operations, she leads a number of teams, including Commerce, How-To and Performance Optimization. Her CNET career began in 2006, testing desktop and mobile software for Download.com and CNET, including the first iPhone and Android apps and operating systems. She continued to review, report on and write a wide range of commentary and analysis on all things phones, with an emphasis on iPhone and Samsung. Jessica was one of the first people in the world to test, review and report on foldable phones and 5G wireless speeds. Jessica began leading CNET's How-To section for tips and FAQs in 2019, guiding coverage of topics ranging from personal finance to phones and home. She holds an MA with Distinction from the University of Warwick (UK).
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Simple, but hardy

LAS VEGAS -- The Cat B100 is a rugged, simple cell phone with large buttons and a 2.2-inch screen.
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Rated IP67

An IP67 rating means that it can withstand a quantity of water and dust. Screws on the back help keep the back panel safe from Mother Nature.
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Flappin' around

Rubberized flaps similarly protect the charging port...
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Seal it down

...as well as the headset jack.
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Camera close-up

A stylized cluster on the back showcases the 3-megapixel camera, flash, and speaker.
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Torch it

The yellow button between the volume toggles turns on a bright flashlight using the centered camera flash.
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One last look

The B100 has all the markings of a sturdy cell phone meant for outdoor workers. Read more of our hands-on impressions at the link below.

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