I wish these endurance tests to buy a pickup truck were real

It doesn't matter how much money you have. If you are not tough enough, you can't afford this car. If that were true we would be living in a completely different planet with a completely different set of principles. But this is Earth and this video is just an ad. A pretty good one. » 10/01/14 10:50pm 10/01/14 10:50pm

The Best Rugged, Waterproof Camera

Tough, waterproof point-and-shoot cameras are supposed to be awesome. Small enough to fit in your pocket. Submersible to depths of 40 feet. Able to survive drops from heights above a man's head. » 6/07/12 10:00am 6/07/12 10:00am

Resist the Urge to Test This iPad Case by Tossing It Out the Window

This menacing, industrial case from LTD Tools isn't cheap, but there's really no point in arguing over whether or not it will protect the iPad contained within form a simple fall. Or a baseball bat. Or... » 5/01/11 8:00pm 5/01/11 8:00pm

Casio's Rugged G'zone Commando Takes Android Smartphones Into Mil-Spec…

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. » 4/26/11 4:52pm 4/26/11 4:52pm

Waterproof, Shockproof and Crushproof: Olympus' µTOUGH 8010 and 6020…

Dan was lamenting the fact that Fujifilm's XP10 made him feel even more of a couch-potato than usual, but I've got to say, after owning one of Olympus' µTOUGHs before, there's a lot you can do with a waterproof cam. » 2/02/10 6:03am 2/02/10 6:03am

Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Waterproof Camera: Snowmodo Review

The Gadget: Olympus' waterproof, shockproof, coldproof—and hot-tubproof—10-megapixel pocket cam with new controls that work when you are gloved and freezing, as I discovered over the past weekend in Park City, UT. » 2/18/09 10:00am 2/18/09 10:00am

Video:"Worlds Toughest Phone" Christened With Car Wheels and Beer Baths

To celebrate the launch of the Sonim XP1 GSM, Sonim Technologies is taking the seemingly indestructible device on the road with the "World's Toughest Phone Tour." In order to prove its mettle with potential European customers, participants can feel free to beat the hell out of the phone in any way they see fit. The… » 12/06/07 7:00pm 12/06/07 7:00pm

MirageVision's 47-inch HDTVs Are Water, Sleet and Snow-Proof

Mirage is really wanting to lock down that elusive "watch TV outside in the snow" customer base by improving on their previous non-HD TVs with these 42- and 47-inch 1080p sets. These MirageVisions can take temperatures from -25 to 145 degrees F, as well as withstand rain, sleet, snow and high humidity. The waterproof… » 8/29/07 5:00pm 8/29/07 5:00pm

Getec V100 Tablet PC Laughs in the Face of Danger

Getec's V100 is a tough laptop, a really tough laptop. You won't have to rely on some pathetic drop-sensor to protect this machine. In fact, you probably have to throw it down the stairs just to boot it up. It's built as a military machine, but we lucky civilians can get now one, too. » 8/02/07 9:15am 8/02/07 9:15am