With all of our smartphones and tablets, our devices give us the freedom to access the internet anywhere and be connected everywhere. Yet, we’re still confined to typing on a screen fit for Barbie or a keyboard that is in no way portable. But with Tap, you can type accurately and quickly anywhere you can imagine.
Tap is designed to be worn across your fingers and thumb, much like a set of brass knuckles. But, instead of dishing out some damage, this wearable turns absolutely anything into a keyboard. And I mean anything.
Sliding over your fingers, you’re able to unlock all of the keys on a keyboard with just one hand. Each finger is allocated to one of the five vowels while the consonants are accessed by pairing tap combinations between your fingers. Tap is turned on with a triple tap of your thumb on a flat surface. From there, you can switch between letters, numbers, symbols, and even special characters.
Tap remains snug at the tops of your fingers just above the knuckles. Made with durable materials, the device is able to detect when each finger completes a tap to ensure accuracy and speed as you type. Each letter, number, or symbol will instantly appear on the screen.
Connecting to your device via Bluetooth, Tap works with virtually any program or app on your tablet, smartphone, or even your smart TV and functions on either hand. By using the TapGenius app, you can learn the tap combinations and shortcuts with ease. You’ll go from simple taps to Hemingway in no time.
Great for those with fingers too large for smartphone screens or those who need to type without being noticed, the Tap is a welcomed addition to your wearable collection. Because you can use Tap on any surface, you’re not restricted to your desk or even your lap like a traditional keyboard. Tap keeps one hand free so you can continue to hold everything from your coffee to your toddler without missing a letter.
Going beyond typing, Tab could be incredibly useful for those with impaired vision. Extending the scope to other programs other than those with typing, such as Photoshop, Tap would also be an advantageous shortcut for all functions and tools for a more seamless editing process.
Although Tap isn’t available just yet, you can sign up to join the waitlist and expect delivery by the end of 2016. With such amazing advances in technology for typing, anything seems possible. What do you think will be next for wearables?