With the rise in touchscreen devices, especially the ones replacing the traditional desktops, the need of new and innovative keyboards have become a necessity. The Tap Strap is a wearable keyboard that wants to give you an alternative way to type on touch screen enabled devices.
The keyboard is shaped like a strap and is worn on your hand. The startup company behind the The Tap Strap keyboard, Tap Systems, says that the keyboard will provide fast, accurate and eye free typing for most tablets and phones available. It will also work with your current desktops whether they are running Mac or Windows. Furthermore, the support for Smart TVs is also being added.
The operation is quite simple. A user pulls the strap on one hand like a glove which fits perfectly due to holes given to fit all fingers and the thumb. It can be worn on either hand or can also be worn on both hands for better typing. To turn on the device and make it work, all you need to do is tap your thumbs three times. And to shut it off, tap ring finger three times.
Once the strap is switched on, the user can pair the device with their smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV and start typing immediately. There are sensors installed on the strap that sense your finger and hand movements. You will be using different combinations of taps to input different characters.
It might sound quite complicated, but The Strap promises it isn’t. They will even release a tutor application known as the TapGenius which will teach newcomers how to tap with the strap within an hour.
The Tap Strap will be charged via a micro USB cable and will take around three hours to become fully charged. It can continuously be used for 4 hours.
The Tap Strap keyboard is expected to ship at the end of this year and it will be priced at US$119.
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