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When we sent our rugged tablet, the Seal, off to RuggedPCReview back in February, it was kind of like watching your kid get on the bus for the first day of school.

I mean that a bit more literally than you might think. February was an exciting time for Bak USA. We’d just announced that the Seal had earned certification on the Verizon network, an enormous undertaking and a huge win for our team and our customers. Thanks to that certification, our customers could configure the Seal with Verizon’s 4G LTE connectivity and get the job done in the field and on the go.

So when we reached out and asked Conrad Blickenstorfer, PhD—the publisher and editor-in-chief at RuggedPCReview and someone who knows a thing or two about rugged tablets—if he’d be willing to take a look at the Seal and maybe even write a little something about it, it was a big deal. After all, it was the first time we had ever sent one of our computers to an independent third party for an up-close and personal look, and Dr. Blickenstorfer is deeply experienced in rugged computing. And the Seal… well, suffice to say that it’s near and dear to the hearts of all of us at Bak USA. 

We waited. We ate chocolate. We paced a little. And when Dr. Blickenstorfer reached out today with a link to his article, we cheered.

Here’s a look at what he had to say:

Bak USA may be an unconventional company and interesting social experiment, but their 8-inch Rugged Seal Tablet is all business. Solid design, well built, quality components and execution, a superior active pen, and class-fitting performance make it a credible alternative to their established competition in the rugged computing market.

Out of the box, the Seal feels solid and trust-inspiring. It is very well made, with exemplary fit and finish. It doesn’t feel generic. It may be a new kid on the rugged tablet block, but it sure doesn’t come across that way. This tablet could come from any of the established, experienced makers of rugged gear.

It comes in an environmentally friendly cardboard box of Apple-esque elegance and attention to detail.

…the Seal is fully dustproof and can also handle low pressure water jets from all directions.The Seal actually looks like it could handle more than that. We had it fully submerged while operating. There was no leakage and the tablet kept on running.


What a review! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Want to see what else Dr. Blickenstorfer had to say about our Seal?



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