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May 1, 2011

Rugged Android Smartphone Takes a Licking [Video-Today]

by Avinash Saxena

VIDEOS  Casio‘s made tough “feature phones” before, including the other members of the G’zOne family, the Ravine and Brigade. But this is the G’zOne family’s first smartphone, a relatively slim and compact Android 2.2 handset ($199.99 on Verizon with a new two-year agreement) that offers a variety of features to roughnecks both real and imagined.

As you can see in the video above, this bruiser can take a beating, surviving a half-hour of immersion, even in a whirlpool. Although we didn’t drop it 26 times from a height of 4 feet, Casio says it can handle that too. It can withstand saltwater spray and 95% humidity for 24 hours, as well as 15,000 foot altitude for an hour, unbearably high and low temperatures and even dust storms. See the gallery below for the full list of indignities it can allegedly withstand.

The result? This is a smartphone that you can either take on any adventure, or place in the hands of your slightly uncoordinated daughter (sorry, honey).

Holding this phone in my hands, it reminds me of a little Jeep. Not only did it hang tough in my testing, it looks tough with its four exposed “tough-look” screws on each side and hard plastic encasement.

Even though this is a smartphone that’s obviously looking for adventure, it still packs the niceties of most Android 2.2 smartphones, including a decent 5-megapixel autofocus camera, Bluetooth and GPS. Oh, and its sound quality on cellphone calls is just as good most other cellphones. But if you’re looking for the latest 4G technology, this is not your phone — it only supports 3G/EV-DO data capability. That might not matter to you ifVerizon’s 4G service hasn’t made it into your area yet.

Beyond its Android 2.2 features, the Commando gives you a variety of outdoorsy and athletic features. Go into its G’z Gear menu, and you’ll see eight apps that are tailor-made for fitness buffs and outdoorsy types. Most are useful, and all are interesting. On board is a compass that shows you distances to national parks and landmarks, a pedometer, trip memory, indicators of tides and moon phases, a thermometer and even a star finder to help you point out constellations as you sleep under the stars.

April 30, 2011

PS3 – It Only Does Identity Theft [Video-Today]

by Avinash Saxena
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April 29, 2011


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April 28, 2011

Mortal Kombat: Legacy – Ep. 3 – Johnny Cage [Video-Today]

by Avinash Saxena
April 27, 2011

Obama 2012 Strategy Briefing [Video-Today]

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April 26, 2011

Coming Home – P Diddy Dirty Money (Boyce Avenue & DeStorm piano acoustic cover) on iTunes [Video-Today]

by Avinash Saxena
April 25, 2011

WTF PS3?! [Video-Today]

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April 23, 2011

Alison Brie Humpday & everything else that mattered (4.20.11) [Video-Today]

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April 22, 2011

March of Dimes Charity [Video-Today]

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April 21, 2011

‘Let me finish my answers’ Obama Loses His Cool With Texas Reporter [Video-Today]

by Avinash Saxena
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