Meet Earl : A Survivalist Extraordinaire
Over the past decade backcountry GPS tech hasn’t kept up to pace with the grow rate of the IT industry. Meet Earl; serviceable where your smart phone and tablet are out of their element. Earl's intuitive design fuses Android 4.1 together with an energy efficient E-Ink screen and the latest in GPS, weather sensors and radio communication technology. When adventuring in the backcountry one always should take note, and respect, that nature is the one in control. This is why generations of explorers and adventurers have taken every step to prepare for the elements. The E-Ink screen provides detailed TOPO maps that are easy to read in the sun or black of night while on board weather station combine with the GPS to give you accurate, on-the-fly forecasts. A radio transponder and receiver allows you to listen to your favorite stations, reports, or send distress messages. Even though Earl sips on the battery life charging is done via a laminated solar panel that provides up to 20 hours of battery life that fully charges in 5 hours (direct sunlight). Water, dust, shock, mud-proof. Earl is IP67 rated, allowing full submersion in 3 feet of water for 30 minutes, is reliable in temperatures between 0-50 °C. and altitudes up to 40,000 feet. Right now designers are raising funds for this project; Pledge now and you will receive a 30% discount.