your iPad or Nexus tablet is as good as it gets in the urban jungle, but if you are planning to be off the grid and be somewhere in the wilderness, the Earl Backcountry Survival Tablet is what you will need. it features a 6″ flexible E-ink display that is totally glove-friendly (thanks to its infrared touchscreen) and also doubles as a handy emergency lantern. it draws its juice from a 3,000 mAh battery that offers up to 20 hours of lifespan and recharges via the integrated solar panel, which will get it to full charge as long as you are willing to bake in the sun for 5 hours. and since it is an adventure’s gadget, it is also built tough, featuring an IP67 rated construction that is water/dust/shock/mud-proof and capable of immersing in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes, and operates in temperatures ranging from 0-50 degrees Celsius and up to an altitude of 40,000 feet.
other features include a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor with 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage – expandable via microSD, built-in kickstand, built-in AM/FM/SW/LW radio tuner, a full suite of internal weather sensors, a two-way radio to keep you connected up to 20 miles away, support for popular e-reader formats, plus the usual radio/connectivity/sensors you will find in any modern tablet, such as WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, as well as an IR blaster. from now until June 9, you can secure yourself the Earl Backcountry Survival Tablet through its crowdfunding campaign for just $249.