Computer

Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme

Contrary to appearances, the Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme (starts at $ 3,499; $ 5,124 as tested) is not bulletproof. It won’t shrug off lightning strikes. A jackhammer will send it to the scratch-and-dent pile. But for other risks of the road and use in the field, from keyboard water spills to six-foot drops, the […]

Computer

Dell Latitude 5424 Rugged

Shop for an extra-sturdy laptop, and you’ll encounter vague, overlapping terms like fully rugged, semi-rugged, and business-rugged. Officially, Dell refers to the Latitude 5424 Rugged (starts at $ 1,429; $ 3,301 as tested) as semi-rugged, meaning it’s not as indestructible as the flagship Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme—instead of a six-foot drop when closed, for example, […]

Mobile

The best rugged phones

Mark Jansen/Digital Trends Every time you drop your phone face down, there’s a brief moment of fear that overcomes you right before you pick it up to (hopefully) see that your phone’s screen didn’t crack. We’re accustomed to this feeling because we all know that smartphones have a delicacy problem. Some companies are aware of […]