With RugGear® the iPhone goes PTT

February 25, 2019 categories: Product news

Hong Kong/Barcelona, 24 February 2019
RugGear® is now presenting a high-quality all-in-one case for Apple iPhone PTT users at MWC 2019: The RG-C1. Even with the screen locked, users can use push-to-talk with a press of the dedicated button thanks to certifications by leading PTT providers. There are additional features integrated into this Bluetooth connected iPhone case such as the 105 dB loudspeaker (with volume buttons), the 3.5 mm headphone jack with screw hole. No matter if construction manager or architect – there are professions in which an iPhone has to endure a lot – RG-C1 also protects your iPhone from 1.5 m drops.

The RG-C1 provides a seamless PTT experience on the iPhone
The RG-C1 is a Bluetooth-connected iPhone case with a PTT (push-to-talk) button specifically designed for people working in harsh and noisy environments such as construction sites. It protects the iPhone and enables easy team contact via the push-to-talk feature. This ensures that you are always only one push of a button away from successful team communication.

True “walkie-talkie” experience – just press, nothing else

The RG-C1 is the first intelligent case to have PTT at the push of a button without the need to wake up the iPhone (with screen locked or off).

Pre-approved for leading solution providers
RG-C1 is certified by Motorola Kodiak and Zello. This makes for streamlined system integration thus minimizing the time taken to get RG-C1 deployed to your workforce.

Crystal clear and powerful sound
The RG-C1 features an extremely loud speaker (105 dB) designed specifically for use on noisy construction sites and offers better performance than the iPhone’s built-in speaker. RugGear® experts have also thought about communication in motion: a standard 3.5mm PTT headset can be easily plugged in and screwed to the case using the headphone jack with screw hole. This provides the freedom of easy communication even in active situations.

Long lasting battery
With a 2300 mAh long-life battery, the RG-C1 offers the user all-day use, with a standby time of 547 h and a usage time of 28 h.

More than just MIL standard
RG-C1 gives the iPhone excellent drop stability. At a drop height of 1.5 m, the iPhone remains fully functional, which goes beyond the test requirements of MIL-STD-810G.

Bluetooth® 4.1 energy saving
The RG-C1 is equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.1 technology, which makes it easy to connect to the iPhone.

RG-C1 Detailed Specifications.



Compatible devices:

iPhone 6/6s/7/8

Size and weight:

141 x 72 x 19 mm, 125g

Water, dust, drop resistance:

IP54: resistant to water spray/1.5 m drop resistant


2W, 10 cm@105 dB, water resistant


Bluetooth 4.1 with BLE/Micro USB

Power and battery:

Polymer Li-ion non-removable battery/2300 mAh

Charging speed:

5V 0.8A (max)

In the box:

Device/Quick start guide/Micro USB data cable

About RugGear

Founded in 2006 by Maverick Chen, RugGear®, headquartered in Hong Kong, is today one of the leading manufacturers of rugged mobile phones, smartphones and tablets for use in extreme work environments and outdoor activities. With roots in China and Germany, we’re proud to call ourselves a true ‘East meets West’ company. No matter what your personal or professional needs are, RugGear supports both work and play so you can feel confident with a reliable device all day long. The company has not only made a name for itself in the industry as an innovation leader, but has also developed and manufactured rugged ODM mobile devices for other brands for many years.
RugGear mobile devices are suitable for a wide range of industrial and outdoor applications and meet the most important standards (IP67/68, MIL-STD-810G, water tightness, shock resistance, dust-tightness, etc.). RugGear is present in Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. The products are available worldwide from leading specialist retailers and online.

Further information on RugGear can be found here:

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