Tap Wearable Keyboard and Mouse Now Compatible with Microsoft’s Virtual Desktop Environment

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In the near future, you will be able to type without touching your keyboard or click without using a mouse; a wearable Bluetooth keyboard and mouse called Tap Strap will do that for you. Now, the company behind the device, Tap System Inc., who was exhibiting at our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2018 USA in San Francisco, announced its Wearable Keyboard and Mouse is compatible with Microsoft’s virtual desktop environment. With this integration, users can unlock the full potential of communications within virtual reality using Tap, which is also compatible with virtual desktop applications running on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

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Windows Mixed Reality integration marks a major shift in VR accessibility and practicality for Tap. Users can now utilize all of their productivity and communication applications within virtual, augmented and mixed reality environments. Up until now, slow, cumbersome point and click virtual keyboards made it impractical for users to do any complex work or communication.

The Tap wearable device sits comfortably at the base of your fingers; it senses your finger taps and converts them into keypresses, allowing you to type on any surface using virtual keyboard. You can point, click, write text and play games using just about any available surface when you connect it to a Bluetooth enabled device. In the VR world, the device removes the need to see what your hands are doing as tapping does not require the user to aim for keys. Tap device allows users to seamlessly edit documents, create spreadsheets, compose emails and texts all within a virtual environment.

Tap wearable keyboard
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“Strong efforts are being made to bring desktop productivity and communication tools to immersive environments,” said Dovid Schick, CEO and Co-Founder of Tap Systems, Inc. “Until now the methods available to input data have made these systems difficult to use. With Tap, users can, for the first time, reap the benefits of extended reality work environments without being slowed down by the cumbersome input. This is a game changer for the adoption of VR/MR systems for enterprise, communications, productivity, and social networking.”

The Tap wearable is available for purchase at http://www.tapwithus.com for $179.

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About Tap

Tap was developed by industry veterans Dovid Schick and Dr. Sabrina Kemeny of Pasadena, California-based Tap Systems, Inc. The device delivers untethered data and control input to Bluetooth-enabled devices, from wearables, smartphones, and tablets to TVs and VR/AR environments. The device doesn’t require any physical connection.