Rugged and armor cases for the iPhone X: protect your investment

That iPhone X sure is a pretty gem, yeah? It would be a shame if something happened to it…

Oh, no, wait, we’re not threatening you — it’s just that your $999+ investment has a slippery glass back and a huge chance that whatever side it falls on might cause a break. This may not be an issue in your everyday life if you happen to live a more peaceful lifestyle, but it’s a good idea to think about an armor case if you happen to go on long journeys from time to time, or hikes, bike rides, or just tend to bump against hard surfaces on a regular basis.

Whether …


Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to be launched by Sprint

Currently available only on AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy S8
Active should soon be released not just by T-Mobile (as recently reported), but
also by Sprint. We’re saying this because a render of a Sprint-bound Galaxy S8
Active was revealed today on Twitter by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks).

 

Sprint may plan to start selling the S8 Active on November 17, as
this is the date that’s seen on the smartphone’s home screen (for a closer look, zoom in on the image embedded on the left). However, for now, there’s
no confirmation on this.

 

Most likely, Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will offer
the …

The rugged CAT S41 smartphone can double as a power bank thanks to its 5,000 mAh battery

Caterpillar is less known in the smartphone industry, but the devices it brings to the market are definitely among the sturdiest. Today, the company revealed its new addition to its portfolio of rugged smartphones – the CAT S41.

The sequel to the CAT S40, the ultra-rugged handset distinguishes itself from other devices released by Caterpillar through the huge 5,000 mAh battery. The CAT S41 is a mid-range smartphone that’s already available for purchase via Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, The Home Depot and B&H for $449.

It ships with Android Nougat on board and …

Rugged Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is now official; tablet will launch later this month

Just a few days ago, we passed along some images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2. Today, the tablet has been officially introduced by Samsung. With the Active name attached to the slate, you can expect the device to survive “excessive pressure, temperatures, environments, vibration and drops.” The Galaxy Tab Active 2 is certified to meet military specifications. And with an IP certification rating of IP68, the tablet can be submerged in up to nearly 5-feet of water for up to 30-minutes and escape unscathed. The display will even work with wet fingers.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 features …

Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to be released by T-Mobile


T-Mobile may soon release its very first rugged Galaxy S
smartphone. According to VentureBeat, some leaked marketing material (which,
unfortunately, can’t be publicly shared) reveals that T-Mobile is planning to
launch the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active – currently available as an
AT&T-exclusive device, pictured above.

 

T-Mobile’s Galaxy S8 Active (model number SM-G892T) should
be available in the same two color variants that the AT&T variant (SM-G892A)
has: Titanium Gold and Meteor Gray. Things should be similar when it comes to
features, too, which means T-Mobile’s S8 Active will …

Rugged LG X Venture launches on US Cellular – a decent phone for the adventurer in you


US Cellular is now selling a new rugged smartphone – the LG
X Venture. First released in the US by AT&T, the X Venture
currently runs Android 7 Nougat, and will likely be updated to Android 8 Oreo at
some point (though LG has yet to confirm this).

 

Built around a metal frame, the LG X Venture is
shock-resistant, as well as dust- and water-resistant (IP68-certified). This is
not a high-end device, but it comes with pretty decent features, including a 16
MP rear camera, a 5 MP wide-angle front-facing camera, an octa-core Snapdragon
435 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable …

Best rugged cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the hottest Android phones out there, but also: a pricey investment. With a starting price of an exorbitant $930, the Note 8 is worth protecting and protecting well.

The Note 8 is a pricey investment that you should protect wellIf you are the outdoorsy type or just a clumsy person that often drops their phone, a rugged case would be a proper choice for a phone that is made of glass.

We have selected the best rugged (among them military grade-standard proof) cases for the Galaxy Note 8. Some …

Rugged LG X Venture now available to buy unlocked in the US, works on all carriers

Initially available only via AT&T, the LG X Venture – a rugged smartphone running Android Nougat – can now be bought unlocked. The handset is offered by Amazon, comes with US warranty, and is compatible with most relevant carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. The regular price of an unlocked LG X Venture is $349.99, but Amazon is selling it for $297.05 (that’s about $30 less than the price AT&T is asking for the device).

Sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the LG X Venture is built around a metal frame and is shock-resistant, in addition …

Take a look at live photos of the rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Since 2013, Samsung has produced a rugged version of its current flagship model. For example, this year we will see the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. Designed for those with an active lifestyle or for those who have trouble holding on to their phone, the Active series is designed to take a licking and keep on ticking. And traditionally, the Galaxy Active handsets have been exclusive in the U.S. to AT&T.

While we have seen some leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, today we have several live shots showing the handset in action, and another photo revealing what the back of the phone …

Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active receives a green light from the FCC

The rugged version of Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, has been certified by the FCC. The AT&T exclusive landed on Geekbench recently, revealing that it will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset. That means that the unit will feature an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, and Android 7.1 is pre-installed. Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active featured a 4000mAh battery, topping the 3000mAh cell inside the Samsung Galaxy S7. We should see something similar this year with the battery in the Galaxy S8 Active offering longer battery life …