Tag: rugged

Doro 8020X Overview

If you’re of a certain age the Doro handsets will definitely appeal. They’re simple to understand, easy to use and have an intuitive method of getting tasks done. Some of their line-up, like the 6050 we looked at yesterday, are more simplistic. Other handsets pack further features, such …

Huawei P10 rugged cases available from Urban Armor Gear

If you’ve got yourself an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy S7 you’ll find it relatively easy to find a case for it. However, if you’ve got a phone made by another manufacturer then it can sometimes be a little tricky to get hold of one. Take, as an …

Nomu S10 – Review

Here at Coolsmartphone we are approached by device manufacturers from all over the world. I must admit that it is the unheard-of devices from the far-east that intrigue me the most, so I jumped at the chance to review the unknown brand Nomu and their S10 device. ‘Who …

Nomu have a sale on, and their smartphones were already cheap anyway

We’ve got ourselves a Nomu S10 on test at the moment. Sure, you might not have heard of Nomu, but it’s a decent waterproof and lifeproof Android handset with a 5″ 1280×720 pixel HD screen and is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Mediatek CPU. Running Android 6.0 there’s …

DEWALT announce a tough phone too

Creating a tough smartphone is something a number of companies have already tried. Over the years we’ve seen Energizer, JCB and CAT have all released smartphones which can survive the bumps and knocks of working life. Now DEWALT are having a go at it too, and the dual-SIM …

Moto X Force released

Did anyone else notice that Motorola had released a new phone in the USA over the last few days? Well they did and it was called the Droid Turbo 2. Now Motorola have decided that we UK buyers are also worthy of such a powerful device too, albeit …

Introducing the Cat S40 rugged smartphone

Want a rough, tough phone that’ll do all that clever smartphone stuff? A phone that won’t break merely by you looking at it, but will still let you keep up with your mates and their flashy smartphones? Cat have a new smartphone on the way. It’ll sell for …

Bluetooth Speaker #4467 – The Braven BRV-PRO

Why has this guy got a Bluetooth speaker on his surfboard? Just why? We’ll never know. Yeah. Perhaps he wants some music blasting out while he catches some waves or something. Maybe. I think he’d perhaps be better without that attachment on the front, but whatever floats your …

Tech21 Patriot Case – Review

I think I have a fetish for cases, either that or I have just never managed to find the right one. I’m always swapping and changing. Now this is my next victim, the Tech21 Patriot Case. This is a rugged case for my iPhone 6 Plus. Tech21 assure me …

ECOXGEAR ECOROX rugged speaker – Review

Ian is our go-to guy for the Bluetooth speakers, but recently I’ve had a few to play with and one of them is the ECOXGEAR ECOROX Rugged Bluetooth Speaker. The ruggedness of the speaker appealed to me, and I like to have things protected. The first thing you …

Kyocera announce the tough Torque smartphone

If there’s a printer in your office, chances are it’s a Kyocera. If not, there’s going to be one not too far away. Now though, Kyocera are to enter the smartphone market and will be presenting their “ultra-rugged” 4G smartphone at Mobile World Congress in just a few …

Cat announce the durable and nippy S50

Over the years we’ve rather enjoyed dunking the Cat phones in water and giving them some general abuse. They’re tough, rugged smartphones designed for tough, rugged people like myself. Oh yes. But.. Let’s be honest. If you put one next to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5 …

Cat Phones, now available in your high street

If you get a posh smartphone and then hide it away inside a massively rugged cover, Cat Phones are probably worth looking at. We’ve already thrown one in the bath and the people who make the phone even drove a honking great digger over lots of B15 handsets. …

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active seems to have made an appearance

Benchmarking programs are quite handy for people like me and also for manufacturers, allowing you to see how a device compares to other devices. Although sometimes people do make the mistake of being connected to the Internet and accidentally uploading the device details. Which for a non announced …

The Cat B15 – Can it pass the Coolsmartphone test?

Back in February we got a first look at the new tough smartphone from Cat – those people who do the diggers. This, at first glance, seemed to strike the balance between style and ruggedness pretty well. A good quality 4″ screen, dual-core 1GHz CPU, microSD slot and …

Casio announces two business/rugged based tablets

Yes the well known business/rugged genre for devices. The demographic for these new tablets is obviously going to be for the business man who could just flip out at any minute (due to his highly stressful job) and smash up his office and all the computing devices around. …

Exclusive Mini Review – The JCB Pro-Smart

If your day job involves a lot of outdoor work then you might not carry a smartphone. They need charging quite a bit, they’re fairly delicate instruments and can be fiddly to use with big, dirty, working hands. JCB have moved from just sticking covers on other handsets …