Cat S62 Pro phone
FLIR Lepton. © Caterpillar/Bullitt Mobile.
Introduced on the UK market last year, Caterpillar’s rugged new phone is now available in North America. On the spec side, you get a 5.7-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4000mA⋅h battery. As par for the course, the phone can handle all the hazards of a construction site. Its list of special powers reads like Cat Woman’s: it can withstand two-meter drops onto a steel surface, it meets the requirements of the military standard MIL-STD-810, including resistance to vibration and thermal shock, it can spend 30 minutes submerged in 1.5 meters of water, and high-pressure jets don’t faze it. Besides being so robust, what makes this device really unique is its FLIR thermal camera, which detects heat loss around windows and doors, identifies poorly insulated areas and spots overheating electrical appliances and circuits. Amazon sells the Cat S62 Pro for CA$ 999 and soon it will be at Home Depot as well.
⇨ The Verge, Allison Johnson, “Caterpillar is bringing its newest rugged phone to the US for $699.”