Gallery: Earl: The World’s First Solar-Powered Backcountry Survival Tab...


Out in the wilderness, there are few places to charge electronic devices. Those who are looking to slim down their packs and consolidate their GPS, maps, books, and radios into  one rugged machine may want to check out Earl, the world’s first backcountry survival tablet. Solar powered and able to withstand dust, mud, and shock, this hearty companion is currently looking for some crowdsourcing support to get it out onto the trail.

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  1. EvanWells July 11, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    A good idea at the time, but doomed by poor execution. A year later still no product and no launch date. Emails to the developer are simply not answered. Backers are already asking for a refund. new technologies make this product obsolete before it ever gets to market (if it does)

  2. mlmcasual May 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

    It\\\’s only good down to 32 Degrees F.. which excludes over half the US. Hard to call it \\\”rugged\\\” when it wont work below freezing.

  3. May 12, 2013 at 3:45 am

    if it is being manufactured in China , , , then we can not trust on it . . .

  4. chris4165 May 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I want this rugged Tablet!

  5. Chris4165 May 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I want one of these rugged Tablets!

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