PCR’s guide to the latest rugged tech and accessories

As the demand for rugged tech and IT products grow, we take a look at some of the most interesting gear in this sector right now.

Kingston IronKey D300S

Specs: 32GB / 64GB / 128GB capacities, USB 3.1 interface, FIPS 140-2 L3 hardware encryption, virtual software keyboard, epoxy sealed IPX8 waterproof zinc case

“Ironkey D300S is an encrypted USB drive with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 256-bit hardware encryption and digitally signed firmware that can help companies stay GDPR compliant. It also has a rugged design to avoid physical damage, with a zinc casing, tamper- evident epoxy seal and is waterproof up to four feet, conforming to IEC60529 IPX8.”

Contact: Exertis, Hahnel, Hammer, Ingram Micro UK, Simms, Tech Data

LaCie Rugged SSD Pro

Specs: NVMe-boosted performance of up to 2800MB/s, extreme IP67-rated dust and water resistance, three-meter drop tolerance, two-ton car crush resistance, works with Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C on both Mac and Windows.

“LaCie Rugged SSD Pro features a Seagate FireCuda NVMe SSD for max Thunderbolt 3 speeds and extreme in-field durability so filmmakers and DITs can play back 6K, 8K, and super slo-mo source files anywhere – without transcoding. Rugged SSD Pro satisfies the cravings of filmmakers and DITs for a scratch disk with high-speed transfers and editing power for up to 8K high-res and super slo-mo footage.”

Contact: Seagate, LaCie

DOOGEE S68 Pro Rugged Waterproof Smartphone

Specs: MediaTek Helio P70 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, 5.9 inch display, Sony 21MP + 8MP + 8MP cameras, 6300 mAh Li-Polyme battery.

“The DOOGEE S68 Pro rugged smartphone has a large 5.9” full HD anti-glare mineral glass green and high definition IPS display for a great clarity screen. Powered by a Helio P70, the processor is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM and an ARM Mali-G72 MP to give huge storage capacity. Also using Android 9.0 Pie, Face ID and Fingerprint Unlock, it is sleek and easy to use. The 6300mAh battery supports 12V/2A fast charging technology taking just 30 minutes to fill up 55% power and 10W wireless charging. With up to 756 hours standby time and 80 hours talk time, there is plenty of battery life to keep going through long trips.”

Contact: DOOGEE

Fresh ‘n Rebel Bold X Speaker

Specs: IPX7 waterproof, dirt resistant fabric, slim portable design, carabiner carrying clip, rubber armouring, up to 8hrs playtime, 2 hour charge, built in mic for hands-free calls, ‘Double Fun Mode’ wirelessly connects two Bold speakers, 6 on-trend colours, audio in port (3.5mm), size: 160 x 95 x 38mm, 320g.

“It may sit pretty in the palm of the hand, but the Fresh ‘n Rebel Bold X is designed to be taken to the extremes. Its deceptively sleek design masks a solid rubber frame and protective fabric exterior, proofed against full water immersion (IPX7) and dirt. Grasp in the hand, slip in a bag or pocket or secure anywhere with the super-tough carabiner clip and enjoy an awesome 8 hours of playtime and calls. Big bold beats is where the Bold X is at. Need a little more loud? Connect two Bold speakers wirelessly via pairing mode for double the impact!”

Contact: Hama UK

ASUS VivoBook W202

Spec: 11.6” HD display, Intel Celeron N3350, 4GB RAM, 64GB EMMC, Windows 10 Pro, 38WHr battery.

“ASUS VivoBook W202 is the ideal learning platform for enthusiastic young minds. The VivoBook W202 features ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi, an ergonomic keyboard, and rubber-lined edges and corners that help protect it against bumps and knocks, inside and outside of the classroom. It also features a unique three- piece modular design to facilitate easy on-site maintenance.”

Contact: ASUS, Exertis

LaCie Rugged SSD

Specs: Transfer and edit RAW 4K video with speeds of up to 950MB/s, USB-C interface for universal compatibility, IP67 rating for extreme dust and water resistance, three-metre drop and two-ton car crush resistance, Seagate Secure self-encrypting technology.

“LaCie Rugged SSD offers filmmakers and DITs a substantial boost thanks to Seagate FireCuda NVMe speeds of up to 950MB/s with encryption plus dust, water, and drop resistance in a palm-sized solution. Enjoy spacious capacity of up to 2TB and seamless compatibility with Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, and USB 3.0 on both Mac and Windows computers.”

Contact: Seagate, LaCie

Hama Extreme Charging Cables

Specs: Ultra-robust Kevlar construction, almost indestructible design, superior strain relief, high durability double fabric jacket, USB-C, Lightning and Micro USB connections available, supports iPhone fast charge function (with PD charger), sturdy gold-plated plugs, aluminium housing.

“Hama Extreme Cables are built for ultimate strain, bend and impact resistant, continuing to perform where other charging cables may fray or snap. Woven with ultra- resistant Kevlar (also used in bullet proof vests), the already mechanically superior inner wires of Hama Extreme Cables are doubly wrapped in this almost impenetrable outer jacket, creating a superhuman tensile strength. Micro-USB, Lightning and USB-C, Hama cables offer a reliable source of charge for a wide range of Android and iOS devices, including support for Apple’s fast charging function when used with a PD power supply.”

Contact: Hama UK

DOOGEE S95 Pro Modular Rugged Smartphone

Specs: MediaTek Helio P90 Octa-core processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, 6.18” display, 48MP + 2MP + 8MP (depth sensor) + 8MP (ultrawide angle) cameras, 3500 mAh power bank module battery.

“The DOOGEE S95 Pro is a rugged modular smartphone packed full of features including a 48 megapixel triple camera, 5150mAh long lasting battery and Helio P90 Processor. Smarter, smoother and faster, the S95 Pro not only comes with the latest Android 9.0 Pie OS, intelligent Helio P90 CPU and 24W super flash charging, it also has a Hi-Fi speaker and power module. Waterproof, dustproof and drop proof, the S95 Pro uses the MediaTek Helio P90 64-bit octa-core processor to release the unprecedented potential of the system on a single chip to ensure a faster gaming experience and less loading time. The industry leading microchip combined with a pair of powerful Arm Cortex-A75 CPUs with six Cortex-A55 in a single octa- core cluster and performance leading APU2.0, a powerful IMG powerVR GM 9446GPU and fast LPDDR4X memory controller, increases performance by 50% over the previous P60/70 processors.”

Contact: DOOGEE

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