Tough gadget gifts that just keep on going

Here at OSM we’ve been bringing you posts on ideas for gifts such as business gifts, personalized gadgets and a holiday gifting trend report for electronic products. However now we have some ideas for those people who love both gadgets and the great outdoors or just need something tough that will keep on going.

Amy-Mae Elliott over on Mashable has put together a selection of 10 rugged gadgets that should withstand whatever you care to throw at them and one of the ideas is the Olympus Stylus Tough-8010 camera. It even has tough in the title! It costs $379.99 but is waterproof to a depth of 33 feet and is also shockproof, crushproof and freezeproof to varying extents. Plus it’s 14-megapixels and takes 720p HD video.

Another idea is the LaCie XtremKey which is a USB flash drive, costs between $49.99 and $249.99 and is 10-ton truck resistant. Alternatively the Sony Heavy Duty CD Radio looks built to last, costs $129.95 and has a safe guard bar, protective speaker grills and is dust and water resistant. To see these and the other tough gadget ideas go to mashable.com.

Also over at HeraldNet.com you can see some more great suggestions for outdoor gadgets such as wearable camcorders or a thermal jacket. Have you any gadget ideas for those who need things tough? Why not let us know by sending us your comments.