Adventurers who are looking for a phone to keep them connected and at the same time withstand extreme climates, can call it a day. Verizon Wireless and Casio have introduced such a rugged handset dubbed the Casio G’zOne Ravine. Crafted with a robust design the phone is safeguarded against water, shock, dust, vibration, altitude, salt fog, humidity, high and low temperatures as well as solar radiation.
Sporting a 3.2MP camera with LED flash, it supports Push to Talk capabilities which will operate on Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. The handset features a voice recorder and Clear Talk noise cancellation, which assists users in quick handsfree messaging with text-to-speech and voice dictation. Moreover, it houses the VZ Navigator that offers turn-by-turn voice navigation. This device loads up on an entire suite of messaging options like text, video, voice and picture, while at the same time proffers access to IM, chat, email and web.
Additionally, Ravine is equipped with G’zGear software that makes use of Triple Sensor technology including temperature direction, and acceleration. G’zGear works in seven modes, transforming the phone into an excellent outdoor tool. Augmenting its usability, the handset is loaded with an earth compass that can even use GPS to show the way to more than 33 international and domestic landmarks. In order to keep a tab on the number of steps, distance and energy used by handset owners, they can utilize the walking counter.
With the help of features like the thermometer and tides, users can keep a check on the weather. Moreover, with tides they can even figure out the ideal time to go fishing while the GPS will show them the nearest location. It is loaded up with a plethora of features some of which include Sunrise Sunset, Astro Calendar and Star Gazer.
Verizon Wireless and Casio’s G’zOne Ravine will come with a price tag of $149.99. Users will have to pay a $50.00 mail-in rebate and sign up for a new two-year customer agreement. It will be sold via Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or online at verizonwireless.com. Users can donate their old phones at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores to support the Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October.