Ruggedized

SSDs can survive drops and other kinds of hostile treatment much better than hard drives, but they can still be broken if their PCB or one of the chips gets damaged. For those who want to reduce their risk of losing their data, Buffalo has introduced its new family of SSDs — the SSD-PSMU3 — that is specifically designed to withstand drops. Unlike typical rugged devices, the new drives are rather miniature and more resemble flash drives. Buffalo’s SSD-PSMU3 series SSDs are designed to endure MIL-STD 810G 516.6 Procedure IV drop test, known as the ‘transit drop’. This means that the device was tested to survived six face drop tests, eight corner drop tests, and 12 edge drop tests from a height of around 1.2...

For Explosive Environments: Dell Latitude 7220EX Rugged Extreme Windows Tablet

With industry and research, computers are needed everywhere, including various harsh environments for which companies develop ruggedized PCs, tablets, or smartphones. But there are also hazardous environments that not...

10 by Anton Shilov on 12/30/2019

Acer Launches Rugged Chromebook Spin 311: An 11.6-Inch AMD A4-Based 2-in-1

Acer has started sales of its new rugged convertible Chromebook laptop for corporate and educational markets. The Chromebook Spin 311 brings together a low price tag, sturdy design, and...

19 by Anton Shilov on 12/3/2019

Dell’s Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Tablet Gets Quad-Core CPUs & 1000-Nits Display

Dell has introduced a new version of its high end 12-inch Latitude Rugged Extreme tablet, the Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme. Like other ruggedized PCs, the new 7220 is designed...

11 by Anton Shilov on 11/4/2019

Innodisk Unveils Fire Shield SSD: Withstands 800°C Temperature & Direct Flames

Innodisk has introduced its new storage device that can withstand extreme temperatures as well as direct fire. The Fire Shield SSD can be used as a ‘Black Box’ device...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2019

ADATA Demonstrates HD830 Ultra-Rugged HDDs

There are many reasons why external storage devices are gaining traction these days, so storage vendors have been aiming to expand their product lineups and offer storage solutions that...

12 by Anton Shilov on 6/21/2019

Ulefone Armor 6 Rugged Smartphone: 6.2-Inch IP68 with 5000 mAh

Ulefone this week introduced its new high-end shockproof and waterproof smartphone. Dubbed the Rugger Armor 6, the ruggized phone combines an IP68-rated chassis, a large display, multiple special-purpose sensors...

11 by Anton Shilov on 12/21/2018

Dell Launches Three Rugged Latitude Laptops with up to 1000-nit Displays

Dell today introduced its new generation of ruggedized Latitude laptops designed to operate in rough locations. The new family consists of three base models that offer different levels of...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2018

More Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: AGM's X3 with IP68, Coming Summer 2018

Unlike previous years, where Mobile World Congress would showcase the premier devices on the latest chipsets, this year was more muted. The product cadence for most companies is slightly...

24 by Anton Shilov on 3/12/2018

Cat S61 Smartphone Hands-On: First Impressions

Earlier this month Bullitt Group and Cat introduced the new Cat S61 ruggedized smartphone for workers and first responders who have to operate in harsh environments. These 'ruggedized phones'...

25 by Anton Shilov on 3/5/2018

Rugged Hands-On: The Land Rover 'Explore' Smartphone

Bullitt Group and Land Rover introduced the Land Rover 'Explore', a ruggedized smartphone, at MWC this week. The new handset is designed primarily for active travelers who go to...

10 by Anton Shilov on 3/1/2018

Cat at MWC 2018: S61 Smartphone with FLIR Cam, Laser Distance Measurer, Air Quality Sensor

BARCELONA, ESP — Bullitt Group has announced its new flagship Cat-branded rugged smartphone, which is listed with improved performance and new features over its predecessor. The Cat S61 is...

4 by Anton Shilov on 2/24/2018

Cat Announces S41 Rugged Smartphone: 5” FHD, IP68+, 5000 mAh

Cat has announced its new S41 rugged smartphone designed to withstand extreme conditions that will succeed the model S40 introduced several years ago. The new model has significant upgrades...

31 by Anton Shilov on 10/30/2017

Dell Latitude 12 Updated: Rugged Tablet Gets Faster CPU, FHD LCD, Lower Weight, USB-C

Dell has updated its rugged Latitude 12 tablet designed to operate in extreme conditions. The new Latitude 12 model 7212 is getting faster CPUs featuring the Skylake and Kaby...

17 by Anton Shilov on 9/8/2017

Lenovo Launches 2-in-1 Flex 11 Chromebook: Quad-Core SoC, 4 GB RAM, from $279

Lenovo has announced its first 2-in-1 Chromebook designed specifically for consumers. The Flex 11 laptop is powered by an SoC with four ARM cores, features a 360° hinge, a...

30 by Anton Shilov on 4/22/2017

Acer Announces The Rugged Chromebook 11 N7: Designed For Education

Although Chrome OS hasn’t taken off in an appreciable way for the average consumer, it has certainly taken a foot hold in education, especially in the US. Today Acer...

23 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2017

Renice Announces X9 Military-Grade Rugged SSDs with R-SATA Connectors

Shenzhen Renice Technology, a little-known maker of special-purpose SSDs from China, has introduced its new family of drives designed for military and rugged applications. What makes these new drives...

16 by Anton Shilov on 3/25/2016

Dell Announces Latitude Rugged Extreme 12 and 14 Laptops

We don’t really give much coverage to the rugged device category, but it’s at least somewhat cool see what companies can do when they want something that can withstand...

20 by Jarred Walton on 4/2/2014

Dell's Latitude Gets Rough and Ready

While a business-class notebook is often a good idea just for reliability’s sake, what if you need something tough enough to be used either as a murder weapon or...

15 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/7/2011

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