282%

FUNDED

2205

BACKERS

$704,055

OF $250,000 GOAL

DAYS REMAINING

*Our crowdfunding campaign is over, but backers can still preorder Earl for $299, 15% off retail.
Meet Earl, a revolutionary tablet engineered for the most extreme of outdoor situations. Built for survival, Earl works where today's smart phones and tablets cannot. Style meets efficiency with Earl's intuitive design, fusing Android 4.4 together with an energy sipping E-Ink screen and the latest in GPS, weather sensor, and radio communication technology. With Earl at your side, stay in control of your journey no matter where it takes you.
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explore

Working together with cutting-edge motion, force and orientation sensors, Earl's GPS chipset gives you precise reading of your location, direction and elevation.   Combine Earl with everytrail.com and have access to over 300,000 trails at your fingertips. Connect ANT+ or Bluetooth 4.0 devices to measure your heart rate, pace and cadence. Share your routes with friends using Android Beam™ technology.

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Always stay ahead of mother nature using Earl's internal weather sensors to accurately forecast changing conditions, even in the most remote locations. View current temperature, humidity and barometric pressure at a glance. Using GPS, Earl can tell you when and where the sun, moon and stars will shine the brightest.
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relay

Keeping in touch in the backcountry can be imperative. Earl includes a two-way radio to keep you connected, no matter where you are. Featuring a VHF and UHF transceiver (with support for GMRS, PMR446 and UHFCB), Earl connects to analog and digital radio frequencies up to 20 miles away. Send secure text or voice messages via Walkie-Talkie; even transmit weather, location, and route information. Signal for help, report fires or alert your group to changing conditions.

listen

Featuring a built in AM/FM/SW/LW radio tuner, Earl lets you listen to the world no matter where you are. Live pause or schedule recordings on a truly worldwide emergency radio. Using SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding), be alerted to changing conditions over NOAA weather channels. The built in 1-watt waterproof speaker leaves you free to enjoy the moment no matter what you encounter.
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guides

Always prepared. Earl works with thousands of Android apps already available. With support for EPUB, MOBI and PDF e-reader formats, have access to all your favorite reads while you're on the trail. Developers will have access to a range of new sensors to create apps and interactive guidebooks built specifically for Earl using our open api. Upload, share and sell your creations through Earl's gear shop.
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Glove friendly capacitive touchscreen with programmable hard buttons for a multitude of touch and motion gestures allowing easy control in almost any condition.
1024x758 6" flexible E-ink screen designed by PVI provides superior visibility in direct sunlight."Lunar" mode for nighttime illumination also doubles as an emergency lantern.
Water/dust/shock/mud-proof. IP68 rated, allowing full submersion in 2 meters of water for 1 hour. Reliable in temperatures between 0-50 °C. and altitudes up to 40,000 feet.
Laminated solar panel provides up to 20 hours of battery (3100mAh). Earl charges in 5 hours in direct sunlight using high efficiency 22% mono crystalline solar cells.
Specifications:   Android 4.4 • Flexible 6" E-ink screen (1024x758) • Sunlight viewable with lunar lantern mode • Glove friendly capacitve touchscreen • Waterproof shell • Solar charging • i.MX 6 DualLite 1GHz Cortex A9 • 1GB ram • 16GB memory + microSD • Wifi b/g/n • BT 4.0 • ANT+ • NFC • VHF/UHF transceiver (GMRS, PMR446, UHFCB) • GPS + GLONASS • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer • Temperature • Barometer • Humidity • AM/FM/SW/LW/WB • 20+ hour battery • 3.5mm TRRS headphone/microphone jack • Micro USB • Military grade secure lanyard • 400 grams (14.1 oz) • 178mm x 125mm x 15mm
FREE shipping for backers in the United States. Additional $25 for International backers.
Our crowdfunding campaign may be over but you can still preorder Earl, starting at $299. As a backer, you're helping fund the production of Earl. To show our thanks, backers not only receive Earl at 15% off retail, you will also receive this prorated discount toward all future purchases and upgrades!
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Earl is available in your choice of color, Coal or Snow. Earl comes preloaded with 100k resolution topo base maps covering the United States, Canada and Mexico. Upgrade Earl to 24k resolution topo maps on microSD for an additional $50.
Arriving Summer 2014. Pending FCC approval. EU and AU/NZ editions arriving late 2014.
Questions about Earl
What type of GPS does Earl use?
How does Earl know the weather?
What radio frequencies can I use Earl with?
Does Earl require specific gloves?
How long is the battery life under actual use?
Can I use Earl to connect to the internet?
What are the dimensions and weight?
Does Earl's GPS really work anywhere?
How can Earl help in an emergency?
What radio bands can Earl listen to?
Does Earl work at night? Does it have a flashlight?
Can I charge Earl without using the solar panel?
Does Earl have a camera built in?
Does Earl only work in North America?
Questions about ordering
What is crowdfunding?
What happens if the funding goal is not met?
Does Earl come with a warranty?
When will I receive my reward?
What can I do to help?
What will backers' money be used for?
Does Earl have a contract or monthly fees?
When will my credit card be charged?
Where can I learn more about the development process?
I'm not sure if I am ready to fund, can you send me a reminder?
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