Earl is the end all to beat all of a back country Android tablets: solar charger, e-ink, BT-4.0, GPS, built in maps, GMRS, weather radio, FM radio, weather sensors,
Although not a kickstarter project, it is a crowd funded project with an "advertised" funding of $699,000 of a $250,000 goal. This "project" was supposed to be delivered well over a year ago. The updates are somewhere between sad and funny. Now, it is supposed to be delivered this "Spring". Yeah? That's what they said last year. At first I watched their progress because I'd like to have one of these. Later, it was laughable confirmation why I would never back a project like this. I don't know who these people are who actually fund vapor-ware on sites like KickStarter.
I have only supported one KickStarter project that was recently funded Star Trek Continues: https://www.kickstarter.com/pr...
Read the updates for the Meet Earl project (http://www.meetearl.com/updates/) it's quite funny. Here is a grab of a few of their update headlines:
May 5th, 2013
We're on track to start production in July and if all goes to plan, we'll have Earl in your hands before the end of Summer.
June 21st, 2013
Exciting news! Our forum is now up!
January 23rd, 2014
We’re still here! Just busy beyond belief. But there is light at the end of the tunnel!
May 8th, 2014
May we introduce EARL!
July 1st, 2014
One year in. Is Earl ready yet?
October 18th, 2014
Simply put, Earl’s delayed.There’s never an easy way to spin bad news. I cringe at the thought of announcing each of the delays we’ve faced over the last 18 months...
January 27th, 2015
Hello? Yes we’re still here!