Rugged showcases its layout-printing construction robots

Few robotics categories are poised to benefit more from the events of the past year than construction. It’s a booming field that could benefit massively from automaton, a fact that’s only been amp

Finally, a Bluetooth speaker that matches my axe and flannel

There's no shortage of portable Bluetooth speakers out there, but lord are a lot of them ugly. What I need is something that will not look amiss sitting on a stump next to me while I hew a yew in my r

DeWalt — yes, the drill maker — gets into the mobile business with rugged MD501 smartphone

DeWalt, a name familiar to anyone who loves power tools (and who doesn't?), is jumping into the mobile market with the rugged MD501. It's waterproof, has a good variety of high-end features, and looks

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Active Rugged Smartphone Hits Bluetooth SIG As All-Terrain Phone Battle Heats Up

Samsung is moving quickly to diversify its phone line, with variants of the S4 popping out of the woodwork left and right, including the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which features a rumored 10x optical zoom on it

Contour Adds Low-Cost Roam Camera To Its Helmet-Cam Lineup

The Contour family of cameras, which competes with GoPro and other small, hardened imaging devices, has a new member. The <a href="">Roam</a> rounds out the ran

LaCie’s Rugged Mini External Hard Drive Is Not Large

Let's say you're <a href="">LaCie</a>, manufacturer <em>par excellence</em> of mid-to-high-end external hard drives. Are you LaCie now? Good. And let's say you've put

Contour Launches Contour+ Sportcam With Wider Lens, More Ports

You might remember the ContourHD rugged wearable camera we reviewed a while back — they updated later with GPS functionality and now (as we heard earlier) have a new camera live on their site th

Toshiba Joins The Waterproof Camcorder Party With The Camileo BW10

<img src="" />Earlier today we saw Samsung's <a href="

Samsung's W200 Takes On Kodak's Playsport In Waterproof Camcorder Showdown

<img src="" />Samsung has announced the W200, a vacation-proof 1080p camcorder that boasts a bigger LCD and faster lens than its na

New Contour "Plus" Helmet Cam Spied At Bike Race

You guys may already be familiar with the ContourHD rugged sport-cam we reviewed and its GPS-enabled successor. It looks like the family may be getting a little bigger over the next few months: BikeRu

Roundup: Rugged Flash Drives From Corsair, Imation, Kingston, And LaCie

Flash drives are a dime a dozen these days, so if you’re going to actually spend money on one, it may as well be one that can take a little abuse. After all, if you plan on having it with you ev

New Pentax WG-1 Rugged Cameras Look Adventure-Proof

<img src="" />I managed somehow skipped Pentax's rugged camera when I last did a <a href="

New Toshiba HDD Withstands Extreme Temperatures, Can Be Used 24/7

<img src="" /> Toshiba <a href="">announced</a> [PDF] the M

The RNB Eagle Is A Rugged Laptop That Isn't From Panasonic

<img src="" />There aren't that many rugged laptops out there, and chances are if you've seen one around, it was a Panasonic. Their

Ricoh Updates Its Rugged Camera Line With GPS-Enabled G700SE

<img src="" />It was just a few weeks ago that Ricoh released the <a href="

LaCie's Xtremkey is probably the ruggedest USB key of them all

<img src="" />For probably two years now I've been using a Corsair Survivor thumbdrive, a reliable little guy that's more

Casio's rugged digital camera EX-G1 gets 2 limited edition colors (in Japan)

<img src="" /> When Casio's rugged digital camera, the Exilim EX-G1, came out <a href="

Rugged Camera Round-Up: The Round-Up

So we’ve looked at four rugged and waterproof cameras this week: the $150 Kodak PlaySport, the $200 Fujifilm XP10, the $300 Casio EX-G1, and the $400 Olympus 8010. Which, if any, is worth your h

Review: Olympus Stylus 8010 rugged digital camera

Short version: This thing could take a bullet and keep on shooting, but its chunky form and average image quality don’t impress. However, if strength and resilience are your main criteria for pi

Review: Casio EX-G1 rugged digital camera

Short version: The coolest-looking and slimmest camera in our roundup may also be your best bet. If only it had better video, the EX-G1 would be the best choice by far. As it is, it still gets my reco
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