Casio has unveiled two Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet devices geared towards the accident-prone or outdoors enthusiast. 

The Casio V-T500-GE and V-T500-E are encased in a rubber shell that gives the devices a rugged edge rival tablets lack.

Both tablets can be dropped from one metre, are splash and dustproof and have been awarded an International Protection Rating (IPR) of 54.

However, these tablets are far more than tech’s answer to demolition derby. Under the bonnet there’s little to choose between the two, with an OMAP4460 1.5 GHz dual core processor and NFC reader, while both devices run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. 

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In fact there really doesn’t appear to be anything different between the two other than the single "G" in the name with both the Casio V-T500-GE and V-T500-E housing a 10.1-inch display.

Casio is keeping its cards close to its chest in terms of pricing and availability, but if you’ve had the misfortune of damaging your tablet from dropping it or spilling your drink, these two bruisers could be worth keeping an eye out for.

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