As our devices have become more technically impressive, they’ve also become kind of delicate. We have to put cases on our iPads and iPhones, or risk scratching; if a drop of water hits our tablets, it could be game over. The Pantech Element, on the other hand, is ready for action. It’s waterproof, ruggedized, and generally able to withstand... well, the elements. It’s durable on the outside, but still has some impressive hardware inside: a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and an 8-inch TFT display.

On paper, the Element seems like a killer combination: a powerful tablet that you don’t have to worry about. But the Honeycomb tablet market is cluttered with Galaxy Tabs, Transformers, and Iconia Tabs — is there a place for the Element? Read the full review to find out.