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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

The rugged PCD Wrangler isn't fazed by drops, water, rain, or dirt. The compact clamshell can also be had for a low price of entry.

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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

The PCD Wrangler is one tough flip phone that can take a beating. Its features, though, are pretty basic.
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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

Designed to meet the IP67 rugged specification, the Wrangler can survive being submerged in 3 feet of water.
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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

To test its sea legs we dropped the Wrangler into a vase of water. Thankfully it survived without a scratch.
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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

Sadly, the Wrangler has a weak 1.3-megapixel camera that also lacks a flash.
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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

The Wrangler has basic controls and a keypad that are tricky to operate.
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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

Flip phones may be a thing of the past, but the Wrangler sports this design without shame.
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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

On the phone's right side are a Micro-USB port and buttons that activate voice commands and speakerphone.
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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

The Wrangler has ports protected by watertight rubber flaps.
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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

The Wrangler sports manly ridges, bolts, and textures reminiscent of tire treads.
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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

A view from the right side of the Wrangler shows the Micro-USB port, voice command, and speakerphone buttons.
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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

The left side of the Wrangler houses thin volume controls and what PCD calls an "Easyedge" key.
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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

On back is the phone's 1.3-megapixel camera, but no flash.
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PCD Wrangler (U.S. Cellular)

A switch locks the protected battery compartment.

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