The 10 Best tough gadgets
If you regularly wreck mobiles, need a watch that can take a kicking or fancy a water-proof MP3, check these out...
Samuel Muston is deputy editor & food editor of The Independent Magazine. He writes a weekly food column – On the Menu – which appears in The Independent on Friday and i on Monday. And also travel and general features. Follow him on Instagram at @smuston
Thursday 23 August 2012
1. Samsung 16GB MicroSDHC memory card
Ensure your pictures are safe and this, magnetic-, heat-, humidity- and 1.6-ton-weight-proof memory card.
2. Speedo Aquabeat 2.0 4-GB
This aquatic MP3 player allows you to spend Poseidon-like amounts of time in the water while listening to up to 25 hours of music.
3. Olympus TG-620
Not only will this survive dropping from your pocket, it's also water-resistant (if not totally waterproof) and can withstand temperatures down to –10C.
4. JCB Sitemaster 3G
If there is one gadget that is in need of toughening it's the mobile phone. Not JCB's, though, which is water- and dust-proof and won't break under a ton of pressure.
5. Klipsch S4i
Not rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor sweat will damages this pair of moulded rubber in-ear phones. They have extra-large button controls, too, for glove-wearers.
6. G Form iPad case
The G-form is about the safest case you're ever likely to get for your tablet – ever. It was tested by dropping an iPad in a G-Form from the edge of space.
7. ioSafe rugged portable hard drive
Your one-terabyte's worth of data is in safe hands here. Hands so hardy, in fact, that they can withstand pressure of 2,500lbs.
8. Lacie's XtremeKey USB
From £49.95, amazon.co.uk
Keyring-sized and comes in 32GB or 64GB, its manufacturer claims it will survive an encounter with a 10-ton truck.
9. PURE Oasis Flow music streamer and radio
This combined radio, on-demand music streamer and MP3 is encased in a tough aluminium shell.
10. Casio G-Shock Gulfman
If you work outside and need a tough watch, then check out this Casio. It can stand up to shocks and knocks with ease.
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