10 rugged gadgets for surviving dirty, dangerous jobs

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Extreme gear for extreme business

Not all work takes place in a cushy, climate-controlled office. A lot of business occurs in less-than-ideal conditions. In the wind and rain. At high altitudes. In extreme temperatures. Sound familiar? You need rugged tech—gear that can tough it out in a construction zone or survive the demands of a research vessel off the shores of Antarctica.

Read on to discover gear that is, for the most part, tested to military-grade standards. These cameras, laptops, tablets, and hard drives are tough enough to withstand everything from minor drops and spills to temperatures that make a Nor'easter seem balmy.

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