Super-tough G-Shock Smartphone from Casio perfect for the clumsy

Japanese watch maker Casio has always made its rounds in the hi-technology market with their fabulous timepieces. Their popular G-Shock line has been around for almost 30 years. Built to withstand some serious bumps and crashes, these tough watches have made a name in the industry. You can certainly see dozens of individuals adorn these watches when walking around town.

With the G-Shock name synonymous to toughness and with a solid name backing it, are you willing to entrust you mobile phone to a company like them?

Casio has designed a new and quite interesting G-Shock watch. The company has developed a watch that is also a smartphone. Built for users who usually find themselves in rough situations, this new breed of smartphones surely trumps any like it out there. Aesthetically, it is similar to that of it predecessor, the G-Shock watch. It features a rubberized bumper around the edges and can survive a fall as high as 10 feet. It is also water resistant up to 10 meters and is capable of taking a full ton of weight. Now that is tough!

It runs on the Android and it was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Shows in Vegas. Though we are not sure if they would place this in the production line or is just a conceptg, but at any rate, if this is going to be available on the shelves, I bet that people would flock stores just to get their hands on this.

Casio unveils new tough and rugged camera

If you’re looking for a camera that can handle pretty much all the dangers of outdoor shoots but still look good, look no further.

Today, Casio unveiled it first ruggedized point-and-shoot camera, the Casio Exilim G EX-G1. Its built to withstand drops up to 7 feet, dustproof, freeze-proof to 14 degrees F, and waterproof to depths of 10 feet.

If that isn’t proof enough of the camera’s toughness, the EX-G1’s frame is built from stainless steel with an inner body constructed of polycarbonate reinforced with fiberglass. The camera’s lens is also covered with a waterproof seal and the battery and MicroSD card is protected by a  pressure-sealed case.

With all of those tough packaging, the 12.1-megapixel EX-G1 however weighs only 5.4 ounces and measures just 0.78 inch in thickness, making it the slimmest rugged camera.

Other features of the Casio Exilim G EX-G1 include a 2.5-inch LCD, 3x zoom lens with a focal range of 38mm to 114mm, face detection and 16:9 Wide Movie Format. It also has new feature that allows the camera automatically snap photos at fixed intervals, and then stitch them together into a time-lapse video.

The Casio Exilim G EX-G1 will be available in the market on December for $300.

Source: http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/18/casio-gets-tough-with-a-rugged-camera/

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