We know that Caterpillar makes earth moving machines but now they’re entering the smartphone market with a device as tough as their life-size Tonka Trucks. This Android 5.1 powered phone has a Military Standard 810G certification for shock and drop protection from 6-feet onto concrete. Waterproof, dustproof. The screen is Gorilla Glass & offers wet-tracking & glove-on function.
Lightweight & ultra-thin, Microsoft’s Universal Folding Keyboard works with iPad, iPhone & Android, plus Windows tablets & phones. This wireless bluetooth keyboard features a spillproof design & folds flat to fit in your pack or pocket.
Built for the use & abuse of military and industrial work, Dell’s Latitude 12 Rugged is a tough tablet that can handle mud, dust and sand, four-foot drops, and temps between -20º and 145ºf. It runs on a 5th-gen Intel Core CPU & Windows 8.1.
Solar Paper is not solar paper. It’s not paper at all. It’s a solar charger that is quite thin. Remarkably thin even: .15in. And only slightly larger than your phone itself, this ultra-light 4 oz. solar panel charger will fully re-charge your iPhone 6 in about 2.5 hours. A funded Kickstarter.
After decades of making the most recognizable amps in rock-n-roll, Marshall has turned their efforts to making an Android-powered phone designed to deliver music with a level of audio quality never-before achieved. The phone is called London and features 2 front-facing speakers for great sound even without headphones. It also features the M button, giving you instant access to your music. Volume is controlled by a manual scroll wheel, and dual stereo audio jacks allow you to share your soundtrack with a friend. Marshall’s Mode in-ear headphones are included.
Boasting a 20-mile range, the Rino 650t is latest in handheld 2-way radios from Garmin. It comes preloaded with detailed TOPO U.S. 100K maps and a 1-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite imagery and features a 2.6” color display and a full navigational toolset with high-sensitivity GPS, barometric altimeter, 3-axis electronic compass and NOAA weather radio.
Square’s simple point-of-sale systems are about to get easier/better. The new reader is a contactless device that accepts Apple Pay & cards with EMV chips. Still wireless. Still pocket-sized.
Summer is here and that means the beach is where you’ll be staring at your phone and scrolling. And if you’ve got Solartab, a 5.5-watt solar charger designed specifically for charging your phone & tablet, you can soak up the rays & scroll your summer away. The charger’s 13K mAh battery even stores the power for later use.
The shockproof, water-resistant Venture 30 charger from Goal Zero can be powered up by USB or optional solar panel. And with a full charge, it will juice up your phone 3 times, as well as tablets, headlamps, cameras and other devices. The whole kit is compact & weighs just 1.5 pounds.
Lightphone is the size of a credit card and does nothing but make & receive phone calls. It also works with your normal phone to forward calls but nothing else. The idea is that you’ll use it less and feel like you’re disconnecting without really disconnecting. Baby steps. Lightphone is currently funding on Kickstarter.