Rugged and Tough devices
Water and dust resistance is just one facet of a product's ruggedness. There are tougher and more rugged devices for consumers who travel or work in harsh environments.
Panasonic Toughbooks or Toughpads are subjected to over 501 tests at the company's Kobe factory to ensure its resistance to shock, dust, drops, humidity, sand and temperature changes.
Then there's RugGear, a manufacturer of rugged smartphones. It recently launched two smartphones at CommunicAsia 2013, the Apex RG960 and Swift II Rg210, claiming to be the toughest Android phones in the world.
Besides its IP67 ratings, both smartphones are also shock proof and pressure proof. According to RugGear, the devices can resist a two-meter drop on concrete.