If you want to mix up how you interact with your devices, you’ve largely been limited to keyboards, buttons, remotes and touchscreens. We’ve long dreamed of a future where we can use our computers and with simple hand gestures. That day isn’t quite here just yet, but this wearable device is bridging the gap.
Enter the Tap Strap 2. This wearable blends existing methods of interacting with your devices, such as a keyboard, a mouse and a controller, with a user interface that lets you turn any surface into a place to control your devices. Best of all, with this 4th of July deal.
The Tap Strap 2 is a wearable that will let you use your devices just by tapping your fingers on any surface. All you have to do is type characters and commands using a combination of fingers on any surface; your connected device will respond as if you were using it normally. Thanks to accelerometers built into the finger rings, the Tap Strap registers which finger is moving and what signals that it’s sending, whether it’s a letter, number, symbol or macro.
You can even use the Tap Strap as a precise and responsive mouse or controller depending on your needs and comfort. All you have to do to turn Tap into a mouse is place your thumb down on a surface to go from a quick remote to mouse mode.
Tap is useful for PowerPoint presentations and other mixed media presentations that require you to both control your devices and body language. With Tap, you won’t have to return to a mouse on a podium or remember to bring a remote. You can also use it to create loops and other effects in music product apps. Additionally, Tap works for a variety of software on both PC and Mac as well as mainline gaming consoles like the Xbox One.
Repetitive typing can be stressful, particularly if you are stuck at a laptop or wired keyboard that won’t let you move around easily. The Tap Strap 2’s gestures relieve stress and reduce the tension from typing — it’s no wonder why users gave it an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars on Amazon.