The only pretty much physically reliable pad (that also Otter has specifically designed cases for) is from Apple, but iPads are quite worthless, since one cannot do the following:
1) Connect to a regular PC via USB for file transfers
just like a regular USB flashdrive.
2) Worthless bluetooth - only for keyboard/headsets
3) Requires iTunes, a highly restrictive application
The rest of the tablets, seem to be quite sensitive and unsubstantial in construction. Therefore, seemingly the only answer for professional units is the ToughPad...
Just my two cents worth. I own a CF-29 since 2005 and it's built like a tank. At the airport a van "jumped" the curb, and literally parked over my rucksack and smashed everything, except for the notebook, where the only damage was the rear port cover is no longer waterproof. It also toumbled-down a FULL flight of stairs, as the shoulder-strap of a thin neoprene bag broke! So... if the ToughPad is made the same was as the CF-29, you are good 2 go!
akku, 28 Dec 2012What is the reason to be so expensive?it is because it made for fbi :D
vega, 17 Jan 2012the solution is simple.buy a tablet with much better specs to half price of this one.then buy ... moreUnfortunately no, cases offer nowhere near the same protection.
I think this device would be made a lot more useful if it had some GSM/CDMA network connectivity.
gsm phone features are a must for those kind of devices. As I am a tough guy, I like tough mobile communication devices with outdoor capability. And I agree, the price will be a key factor for its success.
the solution is simple.buy a tablet with much better specs to half price of this one.then buy a nice durable case and here u go!
F I R S T :)
elastomer or altimeter ?
nice approach, price willbe a strong factor to decide its "success"
a windows 7 or 8 tabled rugged like this will be always welcome... a 7 incher with a 720p res will be the best.. ^^