Waterproof archive

  • Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is the first waterproof compact camera to add a tilt-angle screen
    Cameras

    Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is the first waterproof compact camera to add a tilt-angle screen

    By 29 January 2014

    Olympus has announced the world's first waterproof camera with a tilt-angle LCD screen, the Stylus Tough TG-850. Complete with a 21mm equivalent wide-angle lens and 5x optical zoom, the TG-850 is designed for all manner of environments. Its waterproof...

  • Hands-on: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review
    Cameras

    Hands-on: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review

    By 29 January 2014

    Olympus is no stranger to the waterproof compact camera, and from what we've seen the Stylus Tough TG-850 not only looks to be its best effort yet, but also comes with a number of firsts. Principal to the TG-850's design is a tilt-angle screen that can...

  • Hands-on: Griffin Survivor & Catalyst Waterproof iPhone 5 case review
    Phones

    Hands-on: Griffin Survivor & Catalyst Waterproof iPhone 5 case review

    By 27 August 2013

    In our experience, two things tend to govern the lifespan of a gadget: how careful the owner is, and; whether or not you have small children in the house. While Griffin technology can't dictate either of those things, the company's Survivor + Catalyst...

  • Sony unveils 20.4MP waterproof Handycam perfect for underwater selfies
    Cameras

    Sony unveils 20.4MP waterproof Handycam perfect for underwater selfies

    By 24 April 2013

    Sony has announced its new HDR-GW66VE Handycam, capable of going down to 10m underwater to snap photo or video. Sony is touting it as the ultimate poolside companion, being not only light and compact, but resistant to dust, dirt, freezing temperatures...

  • Samsung announces Galaxy Xcover 2 with waterproof 4-inch WVGA display
    Online

    Samsung announces Galaxy Xcover 2 with waterproof 4-inch WVGA display

    By 25 January 2013

    Just ahead of Mobile World Congress, Samsung has added yet another smartphone to its extensive Galaxy lineup. The Galaxy Xcover 2 is aimed at customers who frequent the outdoors and want a handset that can face rugged conditions. The Xcover 2 is water-resistant...

  • Sony Xperia Go pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Go pictures and hands-on

    By 10 July 2012

    The Sony Xperia Go is no ordinary smartphone. This rugged, dustproof and waterproof Android-enabled device is one tough cookie, and Pocket-lint was on hand to test out just how much pain this smartphone can take. It's not often that a device is fully...

  • Deep sea photography thanks to waterproof iPhone case
    Phones

    Deep sea photography thanks to waterproof iPhone case

    By 9 April 2012

    Two new waterproof cases will enable you to capture underwater photographs and record video footage. The TAT7 iPhone Scuba Case will protect your iPhone to depths of up to 30 metres and sports three carefully positioned buttons that will enable you to...

  • Fujifilm Finepix XP150 and XP100 super-tough cameras announced
    Cameras

    Fujifilm Finepix XP150 and XP100 super-tough cameras announced

    By 5 January 2012

    The Fujifilm FinePix XP150, XP100 and XP50 have just been announced and if their spec sheets are anything to go by they're as tough as old boots. The new XP range should deliver a decent choice to anyone who has a penchant for adventure and all three...

  • Panasonic unveils Toughbook Android tablet and 3 new rugged laptops at DSEi
    Laptops

    Panasonic unveils Toughbook Android tablet and 3 new rugged laptops at DSEi

    By 13 September 2011

    Although it was first revealed back in June, Panasonic has finally officially launched its Toughbook Android tablet at the Defence and Security International (DSEi) exhibition in London. It has also announced upgrades to its Toughbook laptop range in...

  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover double-hard handset pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy Xcover double-hard handset pictures and hands-on

    By 5 September 2011

    Of the 8 billion Galaxy branded devices that Samsung brought forth into being for IFA 2011, it was refreshing to get our hands on the XCover because it actually looked and felt different to the rest. It's a tough phone, which is one of the things that...

  • Samsung Galaxy XCover: Officially mucky
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy XCover: Officially mucky

    By 12 August 2011

    The Samsung Galaxy continues to expand at a rapid rate with yet another handset landing, the latest one being the rugged Samsung Galaxy XCover - a tough mo-fo of a phone designed with the trade industry in mind. XCover is a label that we've only seen...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Active hands-on
    Phones

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Active hands-on

    By 14 July 2011

    How often do you carry your phone around with you? If the answer to that question is all the time, but not when you’re in the bath or the shower, Sony Ericsson’s latest phone might be the one for you. This information came to light after a quick hands-on...

  • Olympus TG-810 tough HD and 3D shooting
    Cameras

    Olympus TG-810 tough HD and 3D shooting

    By 2 March 2011

    Olympus has unveiled the world's first crushproof camera - the Olympus Tough TG-810 - that can withstand a hefty 100kg of weight being put upon it. The compact snapper is also waterproof up to 10m, due to its sliding double lock mechanism and it will...

  • Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100 lands with a splash
    Cameras

    Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100 lands with a splash

    By 26 July 2010

    Sanyo has announced the arrival of the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100, a waterproof dual camera, which Sanyo boasts is its "most powerful ever". With a video camera capable of shooting HD 1080i video and a stills camera with 14-megapixels on board, it is clear...

  • 10 best gadgets to take travelling
    Phones

    10 best gadgets to take travelling

    By 16 July 2010

    The world is getting smaller - not in the literal sense of course, there's no massive implosion event about to take place (any mad scientists feel free to get in touch and correct us) - with more people plugging in, connecting up and generally having...

  • Pure Oasis Flow: DAB for the garden
    Audio

    Pure Oasis Flow: DAB for the garden

    By 9 July 2010

    Pure, getting ready for the summer, has launched an update to its Oasis model adding in internet radio capabilities alongside DAB all in a rugged case. The Oasis Flow, as it will be known, will cost £169.99 and, says Pure, "is ideal for the bathroom,...

  • Medion's got balls with its E69010 waterproof speaker
    Audio

    Medion's got balls with its E69010 waterproof speaker

    By 29 June 2010

    Now that the World Cup is officially over (it ends as soon as England are eliminated) you'll have plenty more time to kick back and relax. And what better way to chill out than in the pool (paddling pool in Pocket-lint's case), or maybe by even taking...

  • Pentax Optio W90 waterproof camera debuts
    Cameras

    Pentax Optio W90 waterproof camera debuts

    By 25 February 2010

    Pentax has announced a new digital camera within its waterproof range, the Pentax W90, for those planning on getting wet. The new camera will, as was the case with its predecessor, be waterproof, shockproof and dustproof and improve on previous models...

  • Sonim XP2 tough phone heels on
    Phones

    Sonim XP2 tough phone heels on

    By 16 February 2010

    It's tough, damn tough. That's the claim from Sonim of its latest tough phone, the XP2, announced at Mobile World Congress. A quick kicking from Pocket-lint later and we can vouch for the claim. It actually managed to break the table we smashed it against....

  • Rugged Sonim XP2 Spirit announced
    Phones

    Rugged Sonim XP2 Spirit announced

    By 16 February 2010

    Tough phone maker Sonim has announced the latest in its Xtreme Performance series, the Sonim XP2 Spirit, its first 3G mobile phone that's due to go on sale in Europe next month. Boasting the "highest level of ruggedness", the XP2 Spirit gets a 3-year...

  • Fujifilm intros FinePix XP10 "stunt man" digi-cam
    Cameras

    Fujifilm intros FinePix XP10 "stunt man" digi-cam

    By 2 February 2010

    Fujifilm has joined the ranks of camera manufacturers offering rugged options with the announcement of the FinePix XP10. A "born survivor", the XP10 offers a 12-megapixel resolution, 5x Fujinon lens, 720p HD video capture and a 2.7-inch LCD display. The...

  • Olympus announces 8010 and 6020 Toughs
    Cameras

    Olympus announces 8010 and 6020 Toughs

    By 2 February 2010

    Olympus has launched two new cameras into its "Mju Tough" range with the introduction of the 8010 and the 6020, compacts you can soak, drop and freeze, should you so desire. Both 14-megapixel options, the new Toughs offer 5x optical zoom, HD movie recording...

  • Panasonic Lumix TS2 rugged digi-cam announced
    Cameras

    Panasonic Lumix TS2 rugged digi-cam announced

    By 26 January 2010

    In the States Panasonic has announced the launch of the new Lumix DMC-TS2, the next-gen model of the TS1, said to be "designed for active outdoor use". Featuring AVCHD Lite format video recording, the 14.1-megapixel TS2 is said to "strengthen its toughness"...

  • Sonim launches XP3.2 Quest Pro mobile
    Phones

    Sonim launches XP3.2 Quest Pro mobile

    By 8 January 2010

    Sonim has just released details of a new addition to its XP series of tough phones, at CES in Las Vegas, which is due to be launched into the American market. Called the Sonim XP3.2 Quest Pro, the phone appears to improve on many of its predecessors'...

  • Kodak's new PlaySport caught on camera
    Cameras

    Kodak's new PlaySport caught on camera

    By 7 January 2010

    Kodak has chosen CES as the venue to release a rugged version of its Zi8 pocket video camcorder and we can now bring you hands-on photos of the new gadget. The Kodak PlaySport offers 1080p video, Facebook and YouTube uploading tools and new underwater...