Lots of products market themselves as "tough" or "rugged" but what do these terms really mean, and how much damage can they actually endure? We investigate.
Panasonic have been producing ruggedized notebooks for specialized industries such as law enforcement since 1996 and are undoubtedly the market leader, but can the Toughbook weather the global PC crunch?
Dell has launched two notebooks under its specialized Rugged Extreme series - a 12-inch tablet/notebook convertible and a larger 14-inch notebook. Designed to withstand extreme temperatures, strong impact, sustained vibration and other demanding conditions, we witnessed their toughness at a recent launch event.
An incremental update to Nikon's maiden foray into the tough camera segment, the AW110 adds Wi-Fi and features increased toughness. But is it worth the upgrade? Join us as we find out.
The Lumix DMC-FT5 is Pansonic's latest tough camera. It is waterproof up to 13m, shockproof from a height of up to 2m and is able to resist pressure of up to 100kgf. But how will this tough cookie measure up as a camera? We find out.
In the adverts, the AW100 says "I am an adventurer." Built to withstand depths of up to (or down to) 10m, resistant to shock from heights up to 1.5m and able to withstand temperatures down to -10°C, the AW100 is one of those rugged cameras you can take with you anywhere. More hands-on details after the jump.