It’s probably a sign of the times, but we’re noticing more and more products which are designed to withstand extra rough handling. What the heck is that all about? Are we flinging ourselves off mountains more frequently? Or abseiling recklessly from extremely tall buildings? There must be some reason why these companies want to sell us tough, macho products such as phones, cameras and the like.
Take this Rugged Shockproof Waterproof Portable Battery for example. I mean, it’s a battery right? But you can tell from the color and design – ooh look, black rubber bumpers, must be tough – that this battery is not your ordinary wimpy type. Oh no. This battery means business. It’s got a meaty 6600mAh capacity, more than enough to power your smartphone, camera or other portable device for a fairly long time, and also comes with enough adapters to cope with most general charging needs.
It features multiple output voltages ranging from 4.2V to 9V, so it’ll handle the more bizarre products you have in your possession, as well as conventional iPhone, HTC or Samsung smartphones etc. The best part, however, is the fact that all this manly, reliable ruggedity [is that a word? – Ed] comes at the very reasonable price of just $33.11/£21.07. Good to know when you’re out fighting off that polar bear attack, eh?