"not very rugged. far below par of previous versions."1.0 starson by cavacon
Pros: smaller and ease of operation. Screen well lit and easy to see.
Cons: Falls well below par if compared with the ruggedness of the original. Hard to hold when using it. Push to talk function still cannot be shut off.
Summary: The new design lacks the original's toughness. Will not recommend it if you use it above just general use. Unlike the original, you will have to buy a protective case to insure it is safe. I do not recommend for industrial or moderate working environment.