Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Casio Shows G-Shock Phone at CES


Casio G-Shock Phone.jpg
Over the years, I've owned a couple of Casio G-Shock watches.  I can personally attest to the fact that when they put the G-Shock name on something, it can really take a beating.  I've put them through a lot and  have yet to have one be broken… no matter what I do to them.
Now comes word that the G-Shock label is being applied to a phone.  At the recently held Consumer Electronics Show, the Casio booth had a display featuring a specially designed and ruggedly protected phone sporting the G-Shock name.
At this point in time precise details are hard to come by.  However, it is known that the phone is running Android and is designed to survive some extreme conditions.  As you can see from the picture above, they've tried to design the phone keeping faithful to the look and overall aesthetic of the G-Shock watches that we've come to know and love.  The device is said to have a rubberized feel for shock resistance and a metal backing plate.
Here are the stats that I've been able to locate:
  • Shock resistant to 10 feet (about 3 metres)
  • Water resistant to 1.0 bar (about 10 metres)
  • Pressure resistant to 1.0 bar

It certainly looks interesting and I love the idea of a phone that is actually built to take some abuse.  Usually the first thing I do with a new phone is to make sure it is protected by a case ASAP.  hats off to Casio for building something that can actually slip out of my hand without shattering.


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