Man, and the Drift HD was so close to being a super-stealthy altrernative to my GoPro. If only it would just stay on.
At one point, springing for a camera that could survive a smash or two meant sacrificing, you know, actually getting a decent camera. Not so anymore! Panasonic's 12.1MP TS3 is thoroughly rugged and does geotagging and 1080p video.
If you're the type of person who needs a rugged camera, it makes sense to get one that's rugged all the way around. The FinePix XP30 is waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, and freezeproof, and now it can geotag all your adventures.
If a rugged cam is only as good as the places you can mount it, then the X170 Action Camera, which can be strapped to heads, latched to handlebars, and velcroed just about anywhere else, must be pretty damn good.
Samsung's AQ100 and SL605 are billed as being waterproof and durable, respectively, but they're really not all that waterproof and durable. Still, the AQ100 shoots 720p video on the cheap and can go for a dip, if not a dive.