Earl is a solar powered tablet designed for the wild

When we are out into the wild, our gizmos are of very little use to us. Battery, signals, temperature, dust, rain and many other factors keeps us from using them there.

Enters Earl, a solar powered survival tablet designed specifically to be used in the wilderness and that keep one connected to the outer world.

Earl: Backcountry survival tablet

Earl: Backcountry survival tablet

Referred as the”world’s first backcountry survival tablet”, Earl features a 6-inch flexible E-Ink display, runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and comes with a water, dust, shock and mud-proof design. The black and white display provides better visibility outdoors and can be used as an emergency lantern at night.

Earl: Backcountry survival tablet

Earl: Backcountry survival tablet

The Earl tablet comes with built in radio tuner, GPS and FRS/GMRS and MURS two-way radio that come with a connectivity range of 20 miles. The integrated solar panel charges the device with five hours of sunlight and provides 20 hours of battery life. Some of the other features are glove friendly touch, barometric pressure, wind direction, humidity, built-in speaker and gyroscope motion controls.

Earl: Backcountry survival tablet

Earl: Backcountry survival tablet

The solar powered backcountry survival tablet is a crowd-sourcing campaign and one can pre-order a unit till June 9 for just $249. It will be available in July for an expected retail price of $325. So order now and get your hands on the Earl tablet and also save some money.

Earl: Backcountry survival tablet

Earl: Backcountry survival tablet

Via: ABC news

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Sunil Chandel

Sunil has been blogging about autos, consumer gadgets and home improvement ideas from a couple of years. When he is not writing, you can find him riding his royal enfield motorcycle, listening to music and showing off his football skills

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