Didn't Berghaus make the gap smaller last year as well? It makes me wonder why they didn't go for a small gap in the first place when they introduced the Freeflow range years ago. It'll change next year as well of course, probably go back to a large gap.
I think we mentioned this Neverwet company that's had all the crazy youtube videos (ketchup sliding off white trainers etc) and it seems it's finally on sale, but in the States only: http://buy-neverwet.com/
Anyone here in the States and would like to experiment on some outdoor kit? Waterproofness seems amazing, so I guess the question is durability and breathability.
The one I'm thinking of, I'd get from Amazon. Going by what I've managed to find out on interweb, the company that makes many Andriod tablets, also make this one.
It's not that I'd be using it every day, only now and again. Yes if I was using all the time, I'd look at dearer, 'branded' ones.
For what I'm wanting to use for, is it worth it? The 3yr warrenty makes it attractive, for what I'll use for.
I entirely agree with your sentiment, but I think a cheaper tablet simply won't last as long as the Nexus 7 (for example). This is in terms of the battery probably dying quickly and finding it hard to get a replacement (compared to a big seller like any of the Kindles, ipads, nexus models which you can get replacement bits for), and also in terms of it being usable - even the Internet needs ever increasing processing power and RAM. By way of comparison, I have a cheap Samsung Ace smartphone which does great for what I want it to do (get email, train times) but browsing the internet is too slow to be practical because of its poor processor and memory.
The company might be banking on people not really using the tablet in 3 years and that's why they offer that warranty.
As Beaker says, 7 inch (with a nice high resolution screen) should be the way to go for travel use.
I'd wait for the new Nexus 7 to come out and then get last year's model second hand for a cheaper price.