The e-Ink solar tablet is perfect for wild life
Tablets got a lot of popularity recently, and no matter how tech rookie you are, I know that you have a hidden desire to own your own tablet. If we take a look at today’s tablets, we can see that manufacturers are using the same mold to develop these devices, because on so many levels, they are the same. Every year, we see the same game governed by the same rules, played the same players (with better performances). So, what happens when someone tries to brake the pattern? This is Earl Tablet from Sqigle, a survivalist’s tablet.
Earl is not like every other tablet. It does not feature a fancy display (in terms of image quality) or responsive touchscreen. It’s not even color. So, what’s so cool about it? Every piece of technology incorporated into this device uses extremely low power, keeping the tablet alive for many hours. Earl features internal weather sensors, FRS, GMRS, MURS radio receivers for talking over long distances, it’s water and dust resistant, low and high temperature resistant and e-Ink display. The touchscreen is not as responsive as the ones found in normal tablets, but you can use it while wearing gloves. With so many cool features, what more can we wish for?
Earl has solar panels on the backcase that will charge the 3000 mAh battery in five hours, according to Sqigle. The price for this tablet will be $250. But, the tablet is in the development phase, so if you want to pre-order it, you need to pay $250. What’s shady about this whole pre-order deal, is that they are not using Kickstarter for funding, but a system on their own website. If the project gets funded, you will get your tablet. If not, you will get your money back. I would have preferred to fund this project via Kickstarter. Check their website here.