The iPad and top Android tablets are pretty decent to use when you are sitting at home or spending time in your office. They are not designed specifically for the outdoors though. That’s where the Earl Tablet comes into play. This is an 6″ Android tablet with an E-ink display and rugged design. It will have GPS, weather sensor, and radio communication technology to read your location, direction, and elevation.
The Earl Tablet can connect to Bluetooth devices to measure your heart rate or pace. It tells you about changes in the weather. The device features a two-way radio to keep users connected. An AM/FM/SW/LW radio tuner is built-in. Earl supports EPUB, MOBI and PDF e-reader formats. Its built-in solar panel offers you up to 20 hours on a full battery charge.
This interesting tablet is currently being funded on meetearl.com. It could prove very useful for folks who need a tablet to use in the outdoors. The device is up for grabs for $249.