This $100 Wearable Keyboard/Mouse Turns Any Surface Into A Workstation

Tap Strap 2 wearable keyboard
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Tap Strap 2 is a wearable device that allows you to send a text or command to your electronic devices simply by tapping your fingers on any surface. Tap Strap 2 is the first tool ever on the market that gives users the power to rapidly send commands and control media through gestures, for everyday devices.

Tap Strap 2 has dropped to $100 from its MSRP of $199 with 4th of July deal, reports EndGadget.

Tap Strap 2 was designed to enable the wide adoption of new technologies and experiences. You type characters and commands by tapping a combination of fingers on any surface. Tap has accelerometers built into each finger-ring, which register which fingers you are tapping and sending the associated letter, number, symbol, or macro to a paired Bluetooth device.

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Tap Strap 2 uses onboard intelligence to automatically know what interaction the user intends. When a user’s hand is horizontal, Tap Strap 2 becomes a keyboard. When the thumb rests on a surface, it seamlessly switches to optical mouse mode. And when the user’s hand is rotated vertically, Tap Strap 2 will switch gears yet again into AirMouse mode.

From tablets through SmartTV’s to AR & VR the Tap Strap 2 allows you to type, mouse & control any environment. Simply tap your fingers on any surface or wave your hands in midair.

Tap Strap 2 wearable keyboard
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Benefits of using Tap Strap 2

  • Relieves stress & tension from repetitive typing
  • Learn to Tap using finger combinations, not key locations
  • Automatically turn Tap into a mouse by placing down your thumb down on a surface
  • Easily control PowerPoint presentations
  • Create loops & other effects in music product apps
  • Control your favorite video games on Xbox One, PC & Mac

Enhanced iPad Support

While Tap Strap 2 works with any Bluetooth enabled device, it provides enhanced support for iPad, offering iOS relevant functions that are not supported by standard mice, such as horizontal swipes, accessing the home screen and launching the app switcher.

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The second-generation Tap Strap 2 is a complete input solution for iPad, enabling users to rapidly input text and precisely navigate without the touchscreen interface. It also opens up Tap to entirely new uses, like improved navigation of Apple TV, Amazon Firestick and other Smart TVs, and gesture-controlled inputs for AR/VR. Tap Strap 2 also extends device accessibility for individuals who have difficulty controlling a touch screen, and greatly improves the experience of using the iPad in professional settings.

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