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Tap is a wearable keyboard and mouse that lets you navigate, text, play and control just by tapping on any surface.
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Type, scroll and control wherever you go
Whether you’re at your desk or commuting to work, you can create text, use your mouse and control your apps with just a tap of your fingers. Tap is the perfect device for working when you don’t have space for your laptop. Now you can do advanced editing, and composing your documents, presentations and spreadsheets on any device that you can carry.
Work more comfortably
Tap lets you work in a healthy, comfortable way, without hunching over your keyboard or screen. Avoid the back, shoulder, neck and other RSI problems associated with years of working with traditional keyboards. Tap is ergonomic and eyes-free, and allows you to type in a position that is comfortable and natural for your body so you feel and perform better.
Control everything from presentations to TVs
With Tap, you can add a new level of power to your presentations. You can select your slides and effects on the fly, and switch to other programs from the middle of a presentation. Tap also works with most smart TVs, including AppleTV and Amazon Firestick, so you can search and navigate without relying on slow and awkward remotes.
Personalize your input to your task
Tap’s interactive mapping tool allows you to easily customize your device to trigger macros and hotkeys for the apps you use the most. Our users have posted hundreds of custom TapMaps which automate the use of many popular programs, games, and other applications.
Free your Eyes
With Tap, you can stay engaged in your activities, even while taking notes or sending texts. You no longer have to look at your hands to make fast, accurate notations. You can remain focused on your meeting, or observe an activity while communicating at the same time. Tap allows people who have never touch typed to become proficient, eyes-free tappers in under two hours.
Control Mobile, PC, or VR Games with Precise Finger Taps
From consoles, to desktops, to laptops, Tap gives you full control of your favorite characters in your favorite games. Our precise finger tracking also means you will have less room for error when accuracy matters most. Tap comes with a variety of free mobile games you can play alone or with friends.
What is Tap?
Tap is a virtual input device that uses chords to register text. There are no keys involved at all – no projected keyboard, no invisible key patterns and no holograms. You type characters and commands by tapping a combination of fingers on any surface. The Tap Strap has accelerometers built into each finger-ring, which collect motion and acceleration information from your fingers. That information is analyzed by a small computer chip, which is built into the thumb ring. The output character is then transmitted via bluetooth to the paired device. Tap also contains an optical laser mouse on the thumb unit for mousing on the go.
How does Tap work?
The Tap Strap has accelerometers built into each finger-ring, which collect motion information as you tap.
The tapping process is similar to playing a piano. Some characters, like the vowels, require only one finger, while others require multiple fingers to tap at the same time. For example, the most common consonants, N, T, L and S, are tapped with two adjacent fingers. “N” is the thumb and index finger, “T” is the index and middle finger, “L” is the middle and ring finger, and “S” is the ring and pinky.
So, to spell the word, “INTO”, you would tap the following sequence:
I = Middle Finger
N = Thumb+Index
T = Index+Middle
O = Ring Finger
To tap punctuation and special characters, you use double taps. For example, to tap a comma, you would double tap the letter M. Since there are two M’s in the word coMMa, it’s a quick way to learn and remember. There are taps for virtually all of the keys on a standard keyboard, and your Tap can also be customized through our one-click mapping tool.
Does Tap work on the right hand and left hand?
Tap is ambidextrous and can be worn on either hand comfortably. We suggest you learn to Tap with your dominant hand. Once you have learned the Tap alphabet you will not need to relearn the commands with your opposite hand.
What is the battery life of Tap?
Tap lasts for 8 hours of use or 7 days standby on one charge. It’s protective case doubles as an external battery that will charge your Tap 8 times before needing to be plugged into a wall outlet. The Tap takes 2 hours to charge to full.
Does Tap support all operating systems and devices?
Tap works with all devices that support the following OS systems:
- iOS 9.0+
- Android 5.0+
- OSX Yosemite+
- Windows 8.1+
- Linux Ubuntu
- Android & iOS Smartphones
- Personal Computers (PC’s)
- Apple TV (HD & 4K)
- Amazon Fire Stick
- Xbox One
- Virtual Reality headsets: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive
- Augmented Reality headsets: Microsoft Hololens, Epson Moverio
- Mixed Reality headsets: Microsoft WMR, MagicLeap
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Tap is the brainchild of Dovid Schick & Sabrina Kemeny, two super entrepreneurs who have already affected technology on a large scale. Schick is the inventor of digital dental x-ray technology that is used in most dental offices today, and Kemeny is the co-inventor of the CMOS image sensor chip used in virtually all digital cameras. Both are electrical engineers and are extremely passionate about technology and how people will interact with their devices in the future.
Tap is headquartered in Pasadena, CA and holds a research and development center in Israel. Tap ships worldwide and has customers in every country.