Time to retire those minimalist gadgets. These modern wonders are where it's at—and they bring a whole new meaning to the phrase durable goods.
Our Favorite New Rugged Tech
Durable laptops, digital cameras, and cell phones that can take a beating.
Panasonic Lumix TS2
You might think that a rarefied Leica lens requires a bulky camera case, but you're wrong: This 14.1-megapixel powerhouse needs no TLC. It's shockproof up to 6.6 feet, and it's waterproof to a depth of 33 feet, assuming you're willing to dive in after it.
(approximately $400, panasonic.com)