If you are the person who likes to rough it out while travelling then taking some of your day-to-day gadgets may not be a very good idea. Even though we use these gadgets daily, they are pretty fragile and it would not be great, if say, you are rock climbing. Below are a list of gadgets that should survive a fall or two (even if you don’t)

Olympus TG-820 iHS

As a part of Olympus’s line of rugged cameras, this one would be a delight to any photographer who has to work in tough conditions. The camera provides 5X zoom and records full HD videos. The other specs are – upto 33ft waterproof, upto 6.6ft shockproof, upto 220 pounds crushproof, upto 14 degrees freezeproof and absolutely dust proof.

Liquipel waterproofing


If water is the only threat to your device, then this is the best solution to your problem. Liquipel covers the entire device with a nanotech coating that causes water to ball up and roll off without causing any damage. For this, one needs to send their device to the company for a few days. The cost is $60 for a phone and most devices can avail of this service.

BlueAnt T1 Rugged Bluetooth Headset

This is a must have for people who carry a bluetooth headset at all times. It claims to offer high quality sound in some of the worst conditions and noise isolation that can handle gusts upto 22 miles per hour. Priced at $40, it gives you 6 hours of talktime and 120 hours standby time.

LaCie XtremKey USB 3.0

This is one of the toughest USB pen drives out there. It gives a transfer speed of upto 230MB/s. Its ZAMAC metal alloy construction withstands severe shock, relentless pressure, dizzying drops and temperatures as bone chilling as -30°C (-22°F) and as scorching as 200°C (392°F). Its also water resistant upto 200m. Priced at $80 for 32GB and $140 for 64GB, it comes with a 3 years warranty.

Dell Latitude E6420 XFR

You won’t find a laptop as sturdy as this one. It is a 14-inch notebook with a Core i5 or Core i7 Intel processor, with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of SSD space. The laptop can resist dust, rain, vibrations, fog and solar radiation. It can work in temperatures ranging from minus 20 degrees to 145 degrees F, and survive in temperatures from minus 60 degrees to 160 degrees F when turned off.