These durable devices take a licking and keep on kicking (pictures)
Griffin Survivor cases
A gadget's durability is never guaranteed. Thanks to planned obsolescence and unplanned clumsiness, a device can break, crack, or be dismantled in the blink of an eye. A good protective case for your favorite gadget can go a long way toward saving your device and providing the durability phone manufacturers put on the back burner for the sake of sleek design.
Griffin offers its Survivor line of cases for a wide variety of devices, including popular tablets and smartphones. With internal foam pads and bumper-like cushioning to protect from dropping, the waterproof cases are great at shielding your device from minor accidents.
Need an action cam for recording your upcoming vacation -- or just your usual hijinks? The JVC Adixxion is a small GoPro alternative that shoots 1080p video. It's also shock, water, dust, and dirt-proof.
No stranger to releasing durable cameras, Olympus refreshed its TG-3 camera with superior macro modes. This means you can take great up-close shots of the ocean floor! Or flowers -- those are still cute, too.
Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes, and this Braven model doesn't quite break the mold, but it can take a spill. It's a little expensive, but good quality audio doesn't come cheap.
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If you want a rugged speaker, but are looking for something portable, the Phillips Dot is a smaller alternative. It's tiny, with a modern design and performance good enough to liven up your day-to-day activities.
The Silicon Power Armor A15 is impressively fast and durable. It comes in 500GB and 1TB storage capacities, can survive a drop of up to 4 feet, and is protected from vibrations or dust by its rubber shell. Unfortunately, the drive isn't waterproof, but if you're a butterfingers or work in a rough environment, it's a speedy and affordable portable storage choice.
The IoSafe N2 NAS server is the virtual equivalent of a safe. It can withstand submersion under water for three days and 1,550 degrees up to 30 minutes. If you got some serious stuff to save, the N2 is one of the most disaster-proof NAS servers out there.