All posts by "Durable" Dave

My background is web/mobile software, mobile hardware, where I worked with some of the earliest PDA's on the market from HP and Microsoft and data capture where i've sold all of the main brands of rugged kit you'll find!

Cold weather and your rugged devices

Cold Weather And Your Rugged Devices – Top Tips From Real Life Customers

Any electronic device, even rugged devices don’t like the cold, to end our series on cold advice for rugged devices, we share some eclectic tips that our customers use.

6000mAh raptor r5 batteriesies

Storing Smartphone Batteries

Smartphone batteries, even ones in rugged devices need some special care if they are to be stored for any length of time. Here’s some simple steps to take that will make sure your smartphone batteries are kept in great working order after a period of not being used.

Are your smartphones failing in the cold

Smartphones Failing In The Cold Weather? – Our Top Tips To Help

The cold is often overlooked by businesses. Are your smartphones failing when the weather gets cold and wet? This article looks at real life reasons and solutions where businesses have solved their cold weather problems with rugged smartphones.

The Challenges of Using Rugged Devices In The Cold

Using rugged devices in the cold brings a unique set of challenges but with our help and advice, we can hopefully get you through those winter months.

Raptor C5 - Freeze testing

Raptor C5 – Cold Testing Our Rugged Android Smartphone

At Raptor, we like to test our devices just to see what they can really do. This time we’ve tested our brand new Raptor C5 against the cold and in this post, you can see the images and the result of those tests.

Raptor C5 heated rapidly - You can see the ice melting and no condensation form,s

Why We Drop Test Across Temperatures

The MIL-STD drop test you see on the spec sheet of a rugged device is often not telling you the whole story. This article explains why it;s important to drop test across different temperature ranges to form a drop test that you can depend on.

Raptor C5 rugged device testing - freeze testing

Rugged device testing – the truth!

Rugged device testing often isn’t all that it seems. You see all the right terms on the spec sheet, like MIL-STD and IP68, but is the rugged device you want to buy really rugged? We expose a few truths of the ruggedness market and tell you how to get round them.

What to do when your mobile phone is locked

What To Do When Your Rugged Phone Locks Up

You’re trying to use your rugged phone, but nothing happens. It looks frozen but you don’t know what to do. This blog post will tell you what steps you should take when you’re faced with this problem, from removing the battery to a hard reset.

BYOD goes wrong

The Problem With Bringing Your Own Device to Work

On our third blog about Bring your own device or BYOD, we’re focussing on the negatives of this new trend to your business and your workers, but also what are the things you should consider before moving on and adopting BYOD.

Keep calm and BYOD

Remote Working Trends in 2018

As new technology is entering the workplace, Bring your own device or “BYOD” is making a huge impact on remote working. In this blog, we look into it and discuss what is driving BYOD.