There’s a simple formula for every great beach cruiser: It should be easy to ride and be able to take a beating. That’s why it’s no surprise that Priority Bicycles, the company that made the $400 maintenance-free bike, has built a cruiser for use in places we need durability the most—at beaches and boardwalks.
Headed to the beach this month? All manner of dedicated speakers, coolers and phone cases are going to be vying for your don’t-get-sand-or-water-in-it money. Do you really need to pay money to achieve that? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Let’s look at the why and how and save you both cash and broken phones.
Portable vaporizers these days are all about compromises. Frequently they don’t last long on a charge, they don’t hold enough herb, they’re unwieldy, and more often than not, they taste like shit. So, it’s rather refreshing when a little vape comes along as solves most of those problems while staying well under the…
Grylls, man of many words uttered in a gruff, pee-drinking, yet hopeful voice is endorsing a smartphone. Let's be real here, if he says it's waterproof, dirt-proof and drop-proof it probably is. But let's take a closer look, shall we?
This year I acted as an embedded reporter at Burning Man, a place of extreme temperatures, high winds, and white-out dust storms. The ultra-fine alkaline dust is hell on gear—so it'd seem like a good place to test some rugged stuff out, right?
Now this is what we were hoping for from Thunderbolt. LaCie just stuck a Thunderbolt port on its USB 3.0 Rugged series of external drives, meaning it's now a tiny, indestructible speed monster.
It's been the summer of the rugged, waterproof point-and-shoot camera, and there have been some really good ones. Fuji wants in on the rough and tough action, but can it hang with the others? We beat it up to find out.
Last month we tested the best rugged, waterproof cameras and picked a winner. "But what about the new Canon?" everyone screamed. Fear not. The PowerShot D20 went through some cruel testing over the past couple of weeks. Could it live up? Could it live, period?
The Olympus TG-1 is the company's latest rugged camera, the successor to last year's TG-810. And though the rugged aspects of these cameras may have hit an innovative plateau, there's always room for improvement when it comes to image quality. That's why Olympus packed a lens with an F2.0 aperture into this durable…
Do you break every gadget you buy, no matter how beautiful or expensive or great, or how careful you pretend to be? Yeah, same here. But that doesn't mean you've got to be relegated to a life of broken everything and empty bank accounts. Here's some gear that'll stand the test of your crippling irresponsibility.
So Nikon announced about a million new cameras today, including its first go-anywhere, do-whatever-the-hell-you-want-to-it point and shoot. It's like when Gizmo eats after midnight, except with Nikon cameras instead gremlins. Here's a quick rundown on each of them.
The Gresso Extreme X3 may not win any beauty awards, but for a phone that can withstand an hour in 5 meters of water and 1.5 tons on top of it, it's a decent looking phone.
The Samsung Convoy 2 is here for Verizon, its latest ruggedized feature-phone built to withstand the rigors of outdoorsy people, or butter-fingered indoorsy people. Is it bad that I want to try and beat it up?
I'm pretty paranoid about losing my data to a hard drive failure, so the LaCie Rugged Mini drive is at once awesome and terrible for me. It's great because the thing's fast and basically indestructible, but I can't help thinking I'll just screw with it until I find a way to break it.
External hard drives are wonderful for all our gigabytes of tasteful porn and legally downloaded media, but what happens when you drop one? Your data might die. You spent a long time hoarding that stuff! Give it a nice shield.
Let's be as upfront about this as possible: the Audio-Technica AT-SPG51 Rugged Compact Speaker is kind of adorable. I know, it's also also enforced with enough hardened plastic that it's up for any camping trip or skydive or other tough things. But gosh darn it, that doesn't make them any less huggable.
The internal specs for the Casio G'zone Commando smartphone are pedestrian: Android 2.2, 800 megahertz processor, 512 megabytes of RAM, 5 megapixel camera. But the fact that it's a mil-spec smartphone makes it attractive if you enjoy the outdoors.