This has to be the most versatile reader that anyone has thought of making yet. Earl, an ereader designed for explorers will hit the market in a couple of months – all being well.
As you will see as you read on, this ereader will have everything built into it that any backpacker, explorer or adventurous soul could possibly wish for in one device. It is an ereader, a GPS, a walkie talkie, a weather station, waterproof to 3 feet under water, has a touch screen that you can operate while wearing gloves, and a whole host of other functions and abilities that you might well need should you be running around in the Karakorums or the Amazon. Though at its launch, it will only have maps in it for the Americas, other parts of the world are sure to follow. So to start with you can happily use this one when wandering in the Rockies, Alaska or the Nevada desert.
Using the latest FRS, GMRS and MURS transceiver you can use this for talking to others up to 20 miles away, no matter where you happen to be.