Rugged Phone Rundown: What you need for your active lifestyle

Calling all adventurers: outdoor fun doesn’t mean you need to leave your devices at home. They just might need some extra protection. Whether you’re hiking, camping, biking or hunting, U.S. Cellular has you covered with the best rugged phones, accessories and sport tech. These durable products are ready for whatever Nature throws at you.

Fearless Phones

We’ve all been there: Your phone falls off a cliff and into a lake and then gets run over by a car — in the snow. No? Well, just in case, with a ruggedized Kyocera phone, you can work and play in the most extreme environments without compromising on toughness.

Kyocera DuraForce

The Kyocera DuraForce is a 4G LTE smartphone built to Military Standard 810G, the global standard in toughness. It’ll withstand dust, shock, water, vibration, temperature, pressure, rain, solar radiation, salt fog and humidity. Its IP68 waterproof certification means it can be submerged in 6 feet of water for 30 minutes. And its reinforced touchscreen can be used with wet or gloved hands — ideal for doing the dirty work.

High Impact Cases

Not ready for a ruggedized phone? Don’t worry; these tough cases will prepare your device for the worst.

OtterBox Defender in Camo

No matter your environment, this heavy-duty case keeps your phone safe. The polycarbonate and silicone shell protects against drops, dust and damage — and the camo print is ready for deer season.

LifeProof Fre

The LifeProof Fre is, well, life-proof. Sealed against dirt, dust, water, snow and ice, it can also survive a 6+ foot drop. U.S. Cellular also carries a range of LifeProof cases for the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy.

On-the-Go Chargers

Three words no one wants to hear in the wilderness: “My phone died.” Pack one of these portable chargers to stay covered and safe when venturing outside civilization.

M-Edge Tech Pack

Fits any device up to a 15-inch laptop and charges on the go with an integrated battery. Plus, it has lots of extra storage — ideal for hiking or long trips.

Random Order Portable Power Bank

This compact, USB-compatible charger can slip into your pocket. Bring it anywhere, whether walking, climbing or biking.

Fearless Accessories

With your rugged phone, Nature-proof case and on-the-go charging capability, you’re almost ready to venture outside civilization. Now, time to make it fun. These sporty and tough accessories will take a camping trip over the top (or a mountain biking excursion, or a family hike, or a day at the lake).

Scosche HandleIT Bike Mount

Whether exploring rough terrain on a mountain bike or pedaling through your neighborhood, this handle mount keeps your device securely fastened.

EcoxGear ECOXSTONE Rugged Bluetooth Speaker

This portable speaker is ideal for outdoor fun. Its 100% waterproof shell, debris protection and stainless steel grills mean you don’t have to worry about roughing it up a little during a campfire dance party. Plus, it plays 10 hours of music per charge, all on a dual-range integrated stereo.

MEE Audio M7P Sports In-Ear Headphones

If you’re looking to get pumped, chill out or seriously focus while you experience the glory of Nature, these secure, sweatproof headphones are a must.

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