NEW YORK, NY, NOVEMBER, 2006 – If you live life to the extreme, Casio Hitachi MC may have just the phone for you.

As a member of the G-Shock family, the CASIO G’zOne (pronounced Jeez-Wun) Type-V is designed to survive the stresses and strains of everyday modern life – and it’s undergone rigorous U.S. military tests to ensure it’s as tough and dependable as you.

In a world where surroundings and environment can change instantly, the cell phone has become essential. Whether in an urban adventure or in the great outdoors, the G’zOne Type-V will keep up with you. The phone is shock-, scratch- and water-resistant (tested for up to half an hour in depths of one meter) and dust- and vibration-proof. It also is resistant to humidity, salt fog and solar radiation and has GPS capability.

In keeping with its G-Shock roots, the exterior screen resembles the face of a watch, featuring a stopwatch and countdown timer. Other features include a 2.0 megapixel camera for still photos and video capturing as well as an LED light (which doubles as a useful pocket torch).

True to CASIO’s core values of reliability, innovation and user-friendliness, the G’zOne is easy to use and a unique addition to the cellular world.