JCB’s range of no-nonsense Toughphones can deal with the worst mishaps of the tradesman’s day and still survive to claim the bragging rights.
JCB Toughphone Pro-Talk TP851
Tested to IP standards for 100% water- and dustproofing the JCB Toughphone Pro-Talk TP851, like all JCB phones, can withstand full immersion in water for up to 30 minutes. This Quad-band, touchscreen mobile carries a three-year warranty, an eight-channel two-way radio and a GPS. Its useful two-megapixel camera, battery and dual-SIM workings are kept safe by a chunky, shockproof casing that can survive most batterings and dust-laden environments. It even has a wind-up charger for those times the battery needs charging in off-grid locations.
JCB Toughphone Pro TP850
This handset has all the features found on the Toughphone Pro-Talk TP851, expect for the eight-channel two-way radio. But it does have an expandable memory, which comes in useful when dealing with the 1000-odd contacts you can store and its dual-SIM functionality. This tough customer shrugs off a 2m drop onto concrete with ease and, as it is waterproof and dustproof to IP standards, can be left in the rain and remains unaffected by rooms clouded with plaster dust. This innovative touchscreen phone is also great in remote circumstances with no electricity. A wind-up charger keeps your JCB Toughphone Pro TP850 running so you can make calls or use the handset’s GPS.
JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart
In its tough, shockproof protective covering, the rough and tumble of the working day at a building site or industrial plant, is a piece of cake for this JCB Android touchscreen smartphone. Capable of surviving a drenching or full immersion in water this waterproof handset is 100% dustproof to IP specifications and will take a pummelling without its 3.2-inch touchscreen even flinching. With its 800MHz processor and expandable memory (to 32GB) it has enough technological punch underneath its durable covering to make sure its apps, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi capabilities and five-megapixel front-facing camera remain working in the most demanding circumstances.
JCB Toughphone Sitemaster 3G TP803
The Toughphone Sitemaster 3G TP803, tested to withstand one tonne of pressure – which means that it will survive an unfortunate encounter with a rogue one-tonne JCB truck and still be in working order – is 100% water- and dust-resistant to IP standards. With a FM radio, torch, Bluetooth and five-megapixel camera all wrapped in a tough exterior, this robust JCB Sitemaster has a wind-up charger for those periods off-grid, and can survive a 2m-drop onto a hard surface. With 300 minutes of talk time on 3G and 300 hours of standby time this hefty little chap can remember 300 phonebook entries for you to keep your professional contact list up and running.
JCB Toughphone Sitemaster TP802
Like the model that superseded it, the Toughphone Sitemaster TP802 is 100% water- and dust-resistant and can withstand up to one tonne of pressure – the kind of forces found one mile deep in the Atlantic Ocean. The main differences between the Sitemaster TP802 and the 3G-capable TP803 are that the former is only a tri-band handset, has no camera and is more traditional in its technology. Offering Bluetooth, FM radio, a torch and a laser pointer for getting… straight lines straight, this durable handset is military spec – as with most of JCB’s handsets – and has a two-year warranty. It also offers a whopping 450 hours standby time.
JCB Toughphone Sitemaster 2
Built to withstand most workplace gunk and knocks the JCB Toughphone Sitemaster2 is 100% dust- and water-resistant and is, as with the other Sitemasters, heavy-duty enough to be sat on by an exhausted elephant and still be able to call the local zoo. And it will survive a 2m fall off a scaffold platform and still take pictures with its two-megapixel auto-focus camera on the way down. The JCB Toughphone Sitemaster2 is Bluetooth-capable, with an FM radio and handy torch and has an expandable memory to 8GB. It also has a wind-up charger for those times when you are working and no electricity is available to keep your Sitemaster2 topped up.