JCB Tradesman Toughphone
The JCB Tradesman Toughphone is the first phone that claims to float on water. Of course, this means the phone is waterproof. There are several videos on the internet that prove this fact.
So if you’re one of those people who constantly drops their phone in water, this could very well be the phone for you. It's also a great idea for plumbers because I'm sure there have been many of people in that profession who have dropped many phones in toilets. It’s also dust proof which makes it the perfect phone for someone in the construction business. And it’s also not bad on the wallet.
What We Like
This device, like others in the Toughphone series, is black and yellow. However, this model doesn't have as much yellow on it as the other models so it looks slightly different. And since the Tradesman is made by JCB (the company who makes heavy duty machinery) you know it's going to be a very durable phone.
The case of the phone is similar to other cases that people buy to put on their phones to make them sturdier. However, the cases that are on the Toughphones seem to be more sturdy that those. And also, those other cases don't make the phone waterproof and they certainly don't make the phone float.This phone has a 1.44 inch CSTN screen.
Now, it doesn’t have a lot of extras but it does have Bluetooth, a torch, fm radio, sms, and a one year warranty. It also has email capability. So you may not be able to surf the internet but you will at least be able to check your email. It also has an sd card slot where you can add memory.
This phone may not be one you'd want to take with you everywhere, but it's the best phone to take with you to work. You can leave your expensive smartphone at home and use it on your own time. That way you don't have to worry about dropping your smartphone at work and ruining it. After all, they are just not as durable as the Toughphones.
What We Don't Like
This device also has 180 minutes of talk time and 130 hours of standby time. The ringtones are loud so you don’t have to worry about missing a call due to not being able to hear it ringing. The reception is also great with this phone. That's something that's important whenever you are on a job site. You want your boss to be able to get in touch with you as needed.
This device also stores up to 500 phone numbers so you have plenty of room for all of your personal and business contacts. If you’re looking for a sturdy phone to take with you while you work this phone just may be the one you’re looking for. Or if you're just looking for a durable phone that can take being dropped (even in water) then I would say that it could be just what you're looking for in a new phone.