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Old 05-15-2013, 08:46 PM   #31
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It should come pre-loaded with the Foxfire books!
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:52 AM   #32
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Earl could be the next step up for me.
It has an impressive list of features/ability's/sensors.

Rugged enough to take down to the river fishing. GPS would be handy at times.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:23 PM   #33
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There is something very appealing about it, in a Swiss army knife sort of way. But I have a vision of damaging it in some way (maybe dropping it) and losing all its functions at once.

I'm more of a fan of being able to pick and choose separate components that I can upgrade or replace even if there is a weight/size penalty. I'd rather have my Goal Zero solar kit, Garmin GPS, Kindle PW, etcetera for camping or survival situations.
That's a good point, though the Earl tablet might be a useful backup for any of those. It also depends on if you are traveling by foot, in which case weight really matters.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #34
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I couldn't help myself went ahead and ordered one! It will be interesting to see if this does come to fruition. I'm a gadget junkie!
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:50 PM   #35
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Wow, it jumped at least 10% just today. There seems to be a market.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:19 AM   #36
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Well, Earl hit 100% funding.
Looks like it's gonna hit production after all.
I like new toys!
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:51 PM   #37
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This looks pretty interesting.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:44 PM   #38
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I wonder if that's anything like a front light or how it works for reading at night? It really sounds like an interesting device.
Yes it is written in questions about Earl section

Does Earl work at night? Does it have a
flashlight?
Earl's has a front-light which illuminates it's screen in dark conditions. It's bright enough to use as a lantern if you need some extra light around camp.


minor grammatical error - "illuminates it's screen"
I am looking to get new tablet. I am college student so not willing to spend lots of money. Can you give some good options

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Old 05-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #39
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Try asking in the "which one should I buy" section.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:59 AM   #40
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While I like that idea, when I read over the Earl's specs, I got the feeling that it wasn't going to be usable for much more than basic outdoors stuff. There was no mention of access to Google Play, so I'm not sure people will be able to use it for actual app stuff.

So while the Earl is nice, it looks like writers could get better use of a BioLite and a 7" tablet.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:06 PM   #41
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While I like that idea, when I read over the Earl's specs, I got the feeling that it wasn't going to be usable for much more than basic outdoors stuff. There was no mention of access to Google Play, so I'm not sure people will be able to use it for actual app stuff.

So while the Earl is nice, it looks like writers could get better use of a BioLite and a 7" tablet.
I've been closely following the development of Earl, and have been reading all of the Q&A posts. The meetearl team is pretty good at answering the questions.
There wasn't any mention of Google Play in the actual specs, but the question has been asked and answered quite a few times in the comments and questions area. I've attached a screenshot, mostly so you don't have to take it at face value from me.
From what the development team has stated, Earl will be a fully fledged Android running tablet that will have full access to the Google Play store. Obviously being e-ink will have an effect on faster running screen apps, but I highly doubt anybody interested in Earl will plan on using it for Angry Birds.
Anyways, I'll just have to see what she's capable of when it arrives.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:07 AM   #42
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Anyone know if there's a reason this would not work in Europe?
I'm considering buying one, but there's not much time left to do so if I want to take advantage of the discount.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:27 AM   #43
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Anyone know if there's a reason this would not work in Europe?
I'm considering buying one, but there's not much time left to do so if I want to take advantage of the discount.
Your sunlight is a different voltage and frequency. You'd need an adapter.
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But perhaps the covered radio frequencies are.
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