Hideous G-Shock Phone Too Durable To Destroy

Try to drown it, crush it with up to a ton of weight, or give it a toss — this prototype G-Shock phone will just laugh its heinous mug at you. Why can't super-rugged things not look like this?

The phone, which appears to be running Android, is only a concept for now — so we hope Casio will reconsider the Metal Gear meets Mountain Dew commercial design. Now, yeah, it's nice to see a phone that isn't a Black Rectangle Clone. But drawing on the bulbous wrist-cracking look of G-Shock watches isn't much better. Of course a ruggedised phone isn't going to be svelte, but it doesn't need to resemble an X-TREME watch just because of a shared namesake.

But all criticism aside, a phone that's waterproof submerged up to 3m, can be dropped up to 3m, and can resist a ton of weight is fantastic. Let's just tweak that shell. [DroidLife via The Verge]

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