Motorola Brute i680 Cell Phone
THE SELL: A feature-rich phone with military-spec toughness and two-way-radio capability. THE TEST: If you’re hard on your gadgets, the Brute has your back. We stomped on it, threw it down a hill, and dunked it underwater for the max 30 minutes and it still worked. But what makes this phone stand out from its rivals are the call quality and the Nextel Direct Connect push-to-talk option, which turns it into a two-way radio, making it ideal for work crews, families, and search-and-rescue teams. THE VERDICT: Stands up to its name.