Have you ever dropped your phone in a sink, in a swimming pool, or worse, a toilet? Have you ever forgotten your cellphone in your pocket and then put it in the washing machine? The steep cost of high-end smartphones available nowadays means people will spend slightly more to ensure that their device is protected and in pristine condition.
While most cases protect against unexpected drops and falls onto solid ground, waterproofing a device is a whole different ball game. A device dropped in water for even a few seconds could spell big trouble. While there are some household solutions to salvage a water-logged device, more often than not, you’ll need to replace [...]
There are those who look for the best possible performance from their smartphone or tablet. There are those who want the most elegant, the thinnest and lightest gadgets. Devices with high-res screens have themselves their share of fans, no matter if they come with the best hardware or not. Finally, there are (a couple of) people who couldn’t care less about performance, portability or display clarity, but put a very big price on sturdiness and ruggedness.
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If you’re one of those few people, you should be overjoyed to hear that SDG Systems has unveiled the Rampage 6 “Notepad”, a gadget that truly looks [...]
Making gadgets resistant to water has been a big trend this year, with various manufacturers choosing to fit their smartphones and tablets with water protection systems.
But not all producers use the same technology – some devices, like the Panasonic Eluga, are waterproofed, meaning that their sensitive internal components are shielded from the elements through a gasket or some other type of seal. As a drawback, waterproofing adds bulk to the device and the seal can wear in time.
Other devices are water resistant, meaning that, even if their inner workings are not insulated, the device will withstand just about any splash. This is done through coating every [...]
Rugged Android smartphones that are built tough are no longer a rarity. This raises the question whether or not there are Android tablets out there that offer similar level of durability and can withstand shock and scratches just as good as their smaller counterparts. The answer, fortunately, is a resounding yes. In fact, South Korea’s Pantech goes a step further by making its Element tablet waterproof. Encased in a polycarbonate shell, this is one tablet that you won’t have to worry about using in adverse weather or in the bathroom.
The Pantech Element is an 8-inch Android slate that ships with more than respectable specs. Underneath that plastic-encased hood, [...]