The most well-equipped powerbank? OUTXE Savage Rugged Charger hands-on

Durability is important. While the sacrifices made in the name of form versus function often leave us more vulnerable than we’d like when it comes to our mobile devices, we thankfully don’t have to make such trade-offs with our portable chargers, that is, if we don’t want to. Portable chargers, especially those packing upwards of 10,000 mAh’s of charge, are already pretty bulky devices, so why not toughen them up properly? That’s the approach that OUTXE takes with its 20,000-mAh Savage Solar Charger. This portable charging powerbank offers QuickCharge for your devices, charges itself …


The rugged Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 goes on sale in the US

The Galaxy Tab Active2 was officially introduced last year, but the rugged slate did not make its debut in the United States until now. The tablet comes in two versions – LTE and Wi-Fi only, but it can only be purchased via Samsung’s IT channels.

It’s also worth mentioning the LTE variant has been confirmed to work on the AT&T and Verizon networks. However, since this is an enterprise product, business customers should contact Samsung for more information if they want to pair the Galaxy Tab Active2 with other US carriers.

Samsung’s rugged slab features MIL-STD 810G certification …

The rugged Samsung Xcover 5 may have already been captured in the wild

Samsung is definitely readying another rugged smartphone, which could either a Xcover or an Active model. A picture showing the back of a rugged Samsung handset has just popped up online, but it is yet unclear to what lineup the device belongs to.

We are tempted to believe this is the Samsung Xcover 5 since it doesn’t have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the back like the Galaxy S8 Active. One thing that pops up at first glance is the triple LED flash, which seems a bit too much for a rugged smartphone (that if those are really LEDs).

Obviously, we should also take into consideration …

Best rugged cases to keep your Galaxy S9/S9+ safe and sound

If your motto is “a working phone is better than a broken one”, and you’re looking to protect your investment in either the Galaxy S9 or S9+, then you’re at the right place. We’ve decided to compile a list of the best tough Galaxy S9/S9+ cases out on the market right now, and we will be updating it regularly, as more case makers launch products for the latest crop of Galaxy phones. 

It is true that overly bulky cases can ruin the looks of beautifully crafted devices, such as the new Galaxies, but then again, there’s nothing worse than a bunch of scratches, …

Vernee will be at MWC, new flagship and a new rugged phone to be showcased

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Vernee has been in the business of offering powerful but affordable smartphones for quite a while now. Each one of its products has something that it excels at — the Vernee Thor has a huge battery, the Mars has a sleek body, the Active is rugged, and so on. In an effort to make the product lines more streamlined and easier to follow, Vernee will be renaming …

Cat has a brand new rugged phone with lasers and other super powers, and it costs $1,000

With a brutal, rugged and unmistakeable look, the new Cat S61 rugged phone means serious business and might just be the perfect phone for adventurers and blue-collar workers.

From the first sight you know that this phone is tough: it is constructed with an aluminum-reinforced frame and meets military-grade standards such as Spec 810G rating. And it’s also IP68 dust and water resistant, and can survive 1.8-meter drops on concrete.

It will survive a drop test and has some truly unique superpowers

But this phone not just about its super-tough …

Rugged Doogee S50 braves the elements with tough exterior and a huge battery

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What’s durable, capable, and won’t break the bank for you should the elements take the best of it? That’s the Doogee S50 fitting those descriptions, rushing to occupy the niche of affordable rugged handsets that have little to do with the puny protected phones of yesteryear, which sported tough enclosures, but feeble internals.
The S50 comes …

The rugged LG X4+ goes official with Snapdragon 425 CPU, LG Pay support

Despite the fact that LG said it will lay low for a while when it comes to smartphones, the South Korean company continues to introduce new products. However, it’s almost certain that we won’t be seeing another LG flagship for at least a few months.

That being said, it looks like LG has just introduced a middle-class smartphone on its home turf: the X4+. The smartphone will be available for purchase at all three major carriers in the country for about $280 outright.

The X4+ comes with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, but it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, coupled with …

The Galaxy X (SM-G888N0) listed on Samsung support site is just a rugged smartphone

Samsung is definitely launching a foldable smartphone next year, but that doesn’t mean it will be available for purchase worldwide. Dubbed Samsung Galaxy X, the upcoming foldable smartphone was previously listed on the company’s support site with model number SM-G888N0, or at least that’s what we thought.

Unfortunately, Samsung SM-G888N0 is not the highly-anticipated Galaxy X foldable smartphone, but a rugged phone for professionals. Samsung issued a press release a few days ago that highlights the importance of next-generation technology for smart train and metro, …

The Vernee Active: rugged, good-looking, affordable, and it's available for pre-order

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The world of rugged smartphones is a sparsely populated one. Usually, the phones that are meant for active folk are kind of underpowered, kind of ugly, yet weirdly costly. In other words, they have a tough time drawing buyers considering that one can achieve the same effect with a “normal” phone and a rugged case.

This is how the Vernee …