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Top 9 Toughest Tech Gadgets (PHOTOS)

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You want to know where the beach is? Here, I'll point with my tough tech smartphone GPS. Why did I throw the phone against a wall as hard as I could? Because I can that's why.

Those that like their tech rugged and durable and don't approve of flimsy super thin gadgets that break when looked at funny are in luck. We've compiled a list of some of the toughest gadgets around, so the adventurous mountain climbers, explorers of ocean depths, or those constantly dropping their devices will be tech-ready for any occasion.

While most devices nowadays are getting lighter and skinnier to appeal to normal folk (Apple's upcoming iPhone 5 is rumored to be 2mm thinner than its 9.3mm thick predecessor), there are still some gadgets being forged to withstand (nearly) everything the world could possibly throw at them.

Flip through the slideshow below to check out cameras, phones and even tablets designed to be waterproof, dust-proof, shock-proof, evil villain resistant and more.

Know another tough gadget? Fail to agree with our picks? Let us know in the comments below.

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