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Tap wearable lets your fingers type anywhereThis finger strap can connect to any Bluetooth device to turn your hands into a keyboard.
[MUSIC] Can your hands become your keyboard? Tap thinks so. The startup has developed a wearable that goes around your fingers, almost like the string equivalent of brass knuckles, and lets you type anywhere. [MUSIC] And I mean anywhere. The wearable strap reads the movement of your fingers which work on the table, wall and even your head. The sensor of the thumb strap also doubles as a mouse, tap connect to any bluetooth enable device Such as an iPhone, iPad, or Windows tablet. I tried TAP and it definitely takes getting used to. You have to learn a new set of gestures to type out letters. The five fingers correspond to A E I O U. And tapping different combinations of fingers, gets different letters. Tapple packaged the wearable with a bundle of games that are designed to get you use to the new typing scheme. Kids will no doubt pick this up quickly. But trying break out of years of using a keyboard will prove tricky. Tap sees a lot of applications for augmented reality and virtual reality, especially in cases where you've got a headset on and can't see. The company also sees the visually impaired potentially using this. Tap costs $130, and Pre-orders of the web begin online on thanks giving. The first product should be in December. [MUSIC]