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Casio's Super-tough G-Shock Smartphone Looks Indestructible

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A smartphone for the clumsy.

Casio's G-Shock watches have been around for almost 30 years. Designed to withstand knocks, bumps, and water, the tough watches are instantly recognizable. However, did you know that there's also a G-Shock phone?

Designed by, you guessed it, our good friends at Casio, the G-Shock watch is a smartphone for users that often find themselves in rough-and-tumble situations. Rather similar to the G-Shock watch as far as aesthetics are concerned, the G-Shock phone features a rubberized bumper around the edges, and is able to survive a 10-foot drop. What's more, it's water-resistant up to 10 meters and can take a full ton of weight. That's one tough phone!

Not much else is known about the device, other than it runs on Android, which is clear from the photos. It was on display at Casio's booth at CES, but it's not clear if this is just a concept, or a real phone that the company plans to launch at some point in the near future. Still, we would love to take one for a test drive. And by test drive, we mean we'd like to test drive a truck over the phone.

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    assasin32 , January 29, 2012 8:31 AM
    TheMaristBoyBut I bet my 3310 is still tougher


    Had one of those myself, the good old nokia 3310 I assume your talking about. Thing lasted me over 3 years of heavy abuse till it bit the dust. In the end I had to hit the phone to hang up till i got to the point where i had to hit the phone against pavement to hang up. People thought I was crazy because they hear me say something like "Bye Mom" and than proceed to bang my phone against the curb, but it was the only way to hang up.

    greghomeBut will it blend?

    My old nokia 3310, I don't think it blend that sucker was a tank :) 

    Now this smartphone, yeah I bet it will, its not a tank it's just padded in rubber, but we better try just for the sake of science to prove weither or not I am right or wrong :) 

    When were done with that we can call Mythbusters to shoot one out of a cannon in the name of science.

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    TheMaristBoy , January 29, 2012 7:18 AM
    But I bet my 3310 is still tougher
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    el33t , January 29, 2012 9:44 AM
    CKKwanAn average tech guy with a job upgrade their phone once a year.


    Fixed.
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    monsta , January 29, 2012 6:59 AM
    so thats what my new phone is going to be :) 
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    TheMaristBoy , January 29, 2012 7:18 AM
    But I bet my 3310 is still tougher
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    assasin32 , January 29, 2012 8:31 AM
    TheMaristBoyBut I bet my 3310 is still tougher


    Had one of those myself, the good old nokia 3310 I assume your talking about. Thing lasted me over 3 years of heavy abuse till it bit the dust. In the end I had to hit the phone to hang up till i got to the point where i had to hit the phone against pavement to hang up. People thought I was crazy because they hear me say something like "Bye Mom" and than proceed to bang my phone against the curb, but it was the only way to hang up.

    greghomeBut will it blend?

    My old nokia 3310, I don't think it blend that sucker was a tank :) 

    Now this smartphone, yeah I bet it will, its not a tank it's just padded in rubber, but we better try just for the sake of science to prove weither or not I am right or wrong :) 

    When were done with that we can call Mythbusters to shoot one out of a cannon in the name of science.

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    el33t , January 29, 2012 9:44 AM
    CKKwanAn average tech guy with a job upgrade their phone once a year.


    Fixed.
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    JOSHSKORN , January 29, 2012 9:49 AM
    I'll take a g-shock case with that new Droid RAZR MAXX about to get.
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    inanition02 , January 29, 2012 2:02 PM
    Umm..the G'zOne Commando is out now (and all over the X Games) - it's Casio's mil-spec shock/water resistant android phone.

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneDetail&selectedPhoneId=5634
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    Hazbot , January 29, 2012 2:17 PM
    Nokia has a new challenger!
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    biscuitasylum , January 29, 2012 4:20 PM
    el33tFixed.


    LMAO
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    mildgamer001 , January 29, 2012 4:55 PM
    HazbotNokia has a new challenger!

    just waiting for a "challenge accepted" meme for that.
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    unther , January 29, 2012 4:58 PM
    I would like the guys who shot the iphone with a Barret 50cal to take a shot at this one.
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    wolley74 , January 29, 2012 7:53 PM
    one way to find out whats tougher between this and the 3310 is to fire the 3310 from a cannon and see how much damage it does to the other phone
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    darkavenger123 , January 30, 2012 12:07 AM
    It's oversized for a watch, and looks to awkward for a phone. I would rather have a smart watch phone in the shape of G-shock, but with functions of smartphone....but of course, the screen would be awfully small...but it'll be cool!
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    eklipz330 , January 30, 2012 3:38 AM
    assasin32Had one of those myself, the good old nokia 3310 I assume your talking about. Thing lasted me over 3 years of heavy abuse till it bit the dust. In the end I had to hit the phone to hang up till i got to the point where i had to hit the phone against pavement to hang up. People thought I was crazy because they hear me say something like "Bye Mom" and than proceed to bang my phone against the curb, but it was the only way to hang up.
    only 3? im still on my samsung gravity going on my 4th year, i pee;d on it in the first... thing just doesnt wanna die, can still hold a charge for more than a day
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    assasin32 , January 30, 2012 4:31 AM
    eklipz330only 3? im still on my samsung gravity going on my 4th year, i pee;d on it in the first... thing just doesnt wanna die, can still hold a charge for more than a day


    It was HEAVILY abused. It was exposed to water a lot, I use to walk from one class to another campus a little over a mile away and when it was raining I be drenched and sometimes the phone. As all my jacket did in that weather sometimes was just stop the wind and funnel the water down my jacket. I also use to leave it in my cargo pocket so it would frequently hit doors and other such things on a daily basis. And when I left it in my backpack it would always find it's way to the bottom and I always tossed my backpack around which weighed 50+ pounds. Still never pee'd on a phone though, I'm sorry but that takes talent and I hope a lot of good booze was involved, as it sounds like the start of a good story.

    Phone after that I had I accidently walked into a lake to push out a boat, killed a lot of pixels on the screen on that one.

    3rd phone didn't die or anything.

    4th one bit the dust prematurely when I touched it with a slightly damp hand the water somehow seeped into the keypad and fried it.

    5th one my droid incredible is still chugging along, minus the annoying software issues I have with it. But hardware wise its good, I just may end up rooting it to fix the thing.
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    Anonymous , January 30, 2012 5:50 AM
    well my 3310 still works as of now, got it in 2001
    use it only when all other phones die on me
    -_-
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    back_by_demand , January 30, 2012 7:04 AM
    Nice, I bet that isn't gorilla glass, which shatters when a feather hits it
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    jamesedgeuk2000 , January 30, 2012 7:05 AM
    OMG ive been waiting for something like this for years :D 
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    mrmaia , January 30, 2012 8:53 AM
    Older phones are way, WAY tougher. I had an Ericsson A1228D that once fell from 3 stories high (about 30 feet) and the only damage was a slightly bent antenna.

    This one is only covered in rubber and well sealed, nothing too fancy.
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    neon871 , January 30, 2012 8:56 AM
    will it play Crysis?
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