Top 10 Apple Ruggeds
for December 2022

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Apple's rugged lineup includes laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones that are designed for tough work environments and are backed by AppleCare, an Apple service that lets you get help or a replacement device if it's damaged.

Apple's lineup of rugged products has been expanding over the past few years, offering customers a chance to browse products designed for rugged performance, such as drop testing, spill protection, and dust and water resistance.

While Apple's rugged products are certainly useful, we found a lot to be said for rugged electronics in general, specifically when it comes to price. Rugged devices are often more affordable than their non-rugged counterparts, resulting in an overall decrease in total cost of ownership. Because of this, rugged devices have become increasingly popular.

At MOOZ, we test rugged devices, specifically laptops, tablets, and smartphones, for durability, performance, ease of use, and price. While testing rugged devices, we also look at the specs, features, and ratings to make sure they're as high-performing as their non-rugged counterparts.

Here are our picks for the best rugged products currently available:

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iPhone 8 Plus/7 Plus Case, AICase [Heavy Duty] [Full Body] Tough 3 in 1 Rugged Shockproof Water-Resistance Cover for Apple iPhone 8 Plus/7 Plus (White/Gray+Belt Clip)

AICase iPhone 8 Plus/7 Plus Case

by AICase
What We like

DURABLE MATERIAL : hard plastic inner and soft rubber silicone outer construction absorbs shock and drop, plus raised beveled edge keeps your touchscreen safe ,and travelling Dropproof, shockproof and dustproof, especially four reinforced corner provide extremely strong protection.

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Product Features

  • Multi- functionsThe Case is ready for any adventure, providing you with waterproof (Please don't put it under water, just for the sprinkle rains, vapour, sweat etc) , snowproof, dustproof, shockproof, and anti-scratch protection for your iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone 7 Plus.
  • ACCESSIBLE FEATURE : Quick and easy access to touchscreen, camera, buttons, and ports, make your iPhone cool and attractive,360 degree rotary belt clip, belt clip also acts as a stand.
  • UNIQUE DESIGN : Amazing detachable 3 in 1 design, built-in touch screen protector defends against scratches and scrapes, easy access to touchscreen, camera, buttons, and ports, make your iPhone cool and attractive, compatible for the Apple 5.5'' iPhone 7 Plus / iPhone 8 Plus.
  • CONDITION: easy To Install and Remove the iPhone 7 Plus Dual Layer Hybrid Phone Case Skin.
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Spigen Rugged Armor Pro Designed for Apple Watch Band with Case for 44mm Series 6/SE/5/4 - Black

Spigen Rugged Armor Pro Designed for Apple Band Watch with Case for 44mm Series 6/SE/5/4

by Spigen
What We like

Slim design with an adjustable band with a durable metal clasp

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Product Features

  • All-around scratch defense with shock-absorbing material
  • Designed for Apple Watch 44mm Bands with Case Series 6/SE/5/4
  • Convenient access to all watch features with fine cutouts
  • Raised bezels around the screen for extra screen protection
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9.3
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Spigen Rugged Armor Designed for Apple Watch Case for 44mm Series 6/SE/5/4 - Black

Spigen Rugged Armor Designed for Apple Case Watch for 44mm Series 6/SE/5/4

by Spigen
What We like

Convenient access to all watch features with fine cutouts

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Product Features

  • Raised bezels around the screen for extra screen protection
  • Easy access to every button with precisely fitted cutouts
  • Everyday scratch defense with flexible and shock-absorbent layer
  • Compatible with Apple Watch 44mm Series 6/SE/5/4
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9.1
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OCYCLONE Compatible for 44mm Apple Watch Band Men, Rugged Bumper Protective Shockproof Resistant Case with Bands Strap Fit with 44mm iWatch Series SE and Series 6 / 5 / 4 for Sport Style Mens

OCYCLONE Compatible for 44mm Watch Apple Band Men

by OCYCLONE
What We like

Comfortable design: thanks to its resizing holes, make it a breathable apple watch band, help sweat volatile, and apple watch band 44mm is easy to be cleaned.

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Product Features

  • Drop Resistant: OCYCLONE applewatchband44mm especially choosed shockproof rugged design make your apple watch withstand accidental bump and drop.
  • Compatible with apple watch 44mm Series SE / Series 6 / Series 5 / Series 4: access to all buttons, touch screen and ports perfectly, won't effect your daily manipulation.
  • Upgraded Design: Compares to OCYCLONE watch band Compatible With Apple Watch Series SE Series 6 Series 5 Series 4, We enhanced the Connection between Case and Band,and add Thickness to the Retainer,and thanks to its resizing holes, Sweat Smell Won't Stay, and apple watch band 44mm is easy to be cleaned.
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8.7
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Spigen Rugged Armor Pro Designed for Apple Watch Case for 42mm Series 3/2/1/Original (2015) - Black

Spigen Rugged Armor Pro Designed for Apple Case Watch for 42mm Series 3/2/1/Original (2015)

by Spigen
What We like

Flexible but durable TPU provides all-around shock resistance

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Product Features

  • Compatible with Apple Watch 42mm Series 3/2/1/Original (2015)
  • Rugged matte black frame with carbon fiber accents and gunmetal clasp
  • Form-fitting frame with tactile buttons and precise feature cutouts
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8.6
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Spigen Rugged Armor Pro Designed for Apple Watch Band with Case for 40mm Series 6/SE/5/4 - Military Green

Spigen Rugged Armor Pro Designed for Apple Band Watch with Case for 40mm Series 6/SE/5/4

by Spigen
What We like

Slim design with an adjustable band with a durable metal clasp

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Product Features

  • Raised bezels around the screen for extra screen protection
  • Convenient access to all watch features with fine cutouts
  • Compatible with Apple Watch 40mm Series 6/SE/5/4
  • All-around scratch defense with shock-absorbing material
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8.6
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SUPCASE [Unicorn Beetle Pro] Designed for Apple Watch Series 6/SE/5/4 [44mm], Rugged Protective Case with Strap Bands(BBPink)

SUPCASE [Unicorn Beetle Pro] Designed Apple for Watch Series 6/SE/5/4 [44mm]

by SUPCASE
What We like

Advanced front cover snap-on design for easy installation

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Product Features

  • Case includes scratch-resistant and fully adjustable built-in watch band
  • Specifically engineered to fit Apple Watch 6/SE (2020 Release)/Watch 5 (2019 Release)/Watch 4 (2018 Release) [44mm] , NOT FOR Apple Watch [40mm]
  • All watch features, buttons and sensitivity are accessible and easily operated with the case installed
  • UB Pro bumper creates rugged shock absorption and a raised bezel to protect screen from damage
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SUPSUN Compatible for Apple Watch Band 38mm 40mm 42mm 44mm with Bumper Case, Rugged Clear Bands for Apple Watch Series SE/6/5/4/3/2/1

SUPSUN Compatible for Apple Watch Band 40mm 38mm 42mm 44mm with Bumper Case

by SUPSUN
What We like

[Comprehensive protection] It is protected above the dial and is composed of durable TPU material and bumper box. It provides anti-collision and scratch protection every day, making you more comfortable and convenient to wear.

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Product Features

  • [Accurate hole positioning] Accurate hole positioning can easily touch your Apple Watch, all functions work seamlessly, and fit snugly when impacted.
  • [Unique design] The high-quality TPU material is specially designed for various occasions. The strap has a double-hole design to increase breathability and comfort. The appearance is ultra-clear, keeping the wrist breathable and dry.
  • [Suitable size] The suitable wrist size is 6.3"-10", with adjustable vents and metal buckle. The dial has two sizes. It is recommended to choose the size that suits you. (Excluding screen protector).
  • [Compatible with all Apple watches] This Apple strap is suitable for all Apple Watch series: 5/4/3/2/1, all Apple watches (38/40mm; 42/44mm).
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Waterproof Case for Apple Watch Series 42mm 44mm,Rugged Shockproof Impact Resistant 360┬░Protective Cover Case with Premium Soft Silicone Band Compatible with iWatch Series 5/4/3/2/1 (White, 42mm)

LucklyMax Waterproof Case for Watch Apple Series 42mm 44mm

by LucklyMax
What We like

PREMIUM MATERIAL - Apple watch band is made of Anti-sweat and environmental friendly silicone,breathable,soft and comfortable. Water-proof iwatch 44mm case perfect for outdoors,available for both men and women.

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Product Features

  • COMPATIBLE MODEL - Specifically designed waterproof case with band ONLY compatible for Apple Watch Series 4 42mm/44mm, Not compatible with other models.Perfect for swimming.
  • FULL ACCESS TO ALL FUNCTIONS - The cut of the apple watch 4 waterproof band is perfectly compatible with all the buttons, and the screen is also very sensitive.
  • WATERPROOF/ANTI-DROP/DUST/SHOCKPROOF - The product uses the latest materials and technology, 360 degree protection watch, you can carry an apple watch with you to swim, rock, ski or camp, you don't need to worry about the watch will be damaged.
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Spigen Rugged Armor Designed for Apple Watch Case for 40mm Series 6/SE/5/4 - Black

Spigen Rugged Armor Designed for Apple Case Watch for 40mm Series 6/SE/5/4

by Spigen
What We like

Convenient access to all watch features with fine cutouts

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Product Features

  • Easy access to every button with precisely fitted cutouts
  • Everyday scratch defense with flexible and shock-absorbent layer
  • Raised bezels around the screen for extra screen protection
  • Compatible with Apple Watch 40mm Series 6/SE/5/4

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