Extreme Tech: 10 Hot Rugged Tech Devices To Go Off The Grid

Pentax's WG-3 Digital Camera

Pentax, known for its compact, waterproof digital cameras, took its models to a new level of rugged with its toughest camera to date: the WG-3. First debuted in January, this camera features a 4x optical zoom, sensor shift shake reduction for better quality low-lit pictures, 6 LED lights around the lens for close-ups, and the ability to shoot full HD video. This rugged camera is also waterproof up to 45 feet, shockproof to over 6 feet, cold resistant to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and can withstand 220 pounds of force. Priced around $300, according to camera retailer Adorama, Pentax also offers a GPS version with pressure, altitude and depth gauges for another $50.

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