A-DATA has launched the industry’s first 1m 30 minute water and shock resistant HDDs aka SH93. If you’re actively involved in outdoor extreme sports or if you’re kind of like Bear Grylls but are worred about putting important data in a USB memory stick while you’re abseiling, the SH93 could suit your needs perfectly.

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To be available in 250GB, 320GB, 500GB and 640GB, these external HDDs feature a molded rubber-plastic case and special cushion materials making them both waterproof and shock resistant. In terms of toughness, they also meet the military’s MIL-STD-810F standard for drop resistance.

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Solar gadgets: Sterling Multi PowerStation 5600

On September 14, 2009, in Gadgets, by KLS

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Designed by the Japanese to help those who need power the most at times of natural disasters, the Sterling Multi PowerStation 5600 is a multi-equipped, emergency lifesaver device that gives you a combination of hand-crank-powered-dynamo LED light, AM/FM radio, three rechargeable AA batteries, and adapters capable of charging most cell phones and portable devices.

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Though we don’t usually think about needing these handy gadgets in the UK, this torch could come in handy on outdoor trips such as camping. More importantly for those in other parts of the world where earthquakes occur frequently, this is extremely useful.

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If you’re the type of person that likes to get in touch with the great outdoors when you take a vacation or make a weekend excursion, then you’ll likely need a camera that can keep up with you and not end up a pile of useless shards by the end of the trip. While most camera can resist a few bumps and drops, most can’t handle serious jostling or dives underwater without a host of potentially expensive repairs. There are a few simple point and shoots on the market for the amateur photographer that combine quality photography with the ability to take just about any kind of abuse you throw at them.

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Just wanted to remind anyone who hasn’t taken part that we’re giving away a free Altus Lumen PAD-L portable LED outdoor light. Entering is very simple and though we are only giving away one, everyone will have equal chance to our random draw as long as you take part. Anyone worldwide can enter, winner will be selected randomly this Sunday, good luck!

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Here’s our latest mini recession antidote folks. We reviewed the Altus Lumen PAD-L portable LED light earlier this year and from some of the messages you guys have sent in recently it appears Altus Lumen themself have run out of stock for the black version which we have decided to put up for grabs.

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Since we unboxed the NWZ-W202 – one of Sony’s latest all in one portable music players, we’ve had some time to test it out.While the word “wearable” may not come across to many of you as being linked to a portable music player, indeed, the new Sony W202 is exactly that.

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We decided to sum up some of the best solar gadgets we knew of that either have been designed for or are compatible with the iPhone (2G and 3G) / iPod Touch. We know solar gadgets are very popular these days especially among those who are cautious about being eco-friendly, the environmnet and of course the often talked about CO2 emission. We managed to put into this list five solar gadgets, we did think there

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