When the going gets tough, most technology throws up its hands in defeat and wilts like a flower. The majority of gadgets on the market just aren’t built to face the drop-down, submerged-in-liquid realities of everyday life – just ask anybody who ever had to replace his smartphone after spilling just a few drops of soda on it.
You won’t find any of that wussy gear in
We’ve cast our ‘Net far and wide in search of the toughest take-a-shot-and-keep-on-kicking tech around. How tough are we talking? Buckshot tough. Drop on concrete from 80-plus feet tough. Survive on the moon tough. And yes, those are all real examples. Never mind being sprinkled with water – some of this rugged tech can be
engulfed in friggin’ flames
and still perform like a champ. But why keep talking about it when you can see it yourself? Check out the gallery below for all kinds of pics and video links. Pay close attention and you may even spot a Chuck Norris sighting.
Let's start things off with a bang -- or at least a hard drive capable of shrugging one off. You can dunk the ioSafe Solo in 10 ft of water for three days or burn it at 1550 degrees for half an hour and it'll still pony up your data. We've tested out the ioSafe's durability on video.