2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Editor's Picks

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For the Risk-taker: Sonim XP3300 Force

This rugged phone handled abuse best in tests. The Sonim XP3300 Force can be submerged in water for up to an hour and has a hard rubber and fiberglass shell to protect it from the elements. Though it lacks a touch screen and can’t connect to Wi-Fi you can still access e-mail and the Internet through a cellular connection. It’s available in black and yellow with an impressive 20 to 24-hour battery life. Cost: $525