One of the promising gadgets of last year, an unusual data entry tool Tap Strap, received a logical development. This week, developers introduced the Tap Strap 2 model, which has acquired a useful “air mouse” option. This means that you no longer need to drum your fingers on any surface, commands can be sent from any position in the air.
Visually, Tap Strap 2 is still the same “high-tech” brass knuckles with all-finger mounts that can track their mutual movement. The gadget used to function as a mouse, but now it looks like a universal control panel. For example, it can be used during presentations, to control a smart TV, and even in virtual reality. Here Tap Strap 2 is especially useful, because the user does not see his hands, and this gadget not only supports the input of commands on an intuitive level, but also stimulates the use of such interfaces.
Tap Strap 2 has three modes of operation. In the first, it performs the function of a regular cursor in the OS. The second is used to control multimedia, and the third to navigate the menu of various specific devices, such as smart TVs or consoles. It should be noted the deep integration of new items with devices of the "apple" family, which opens up access to new unusual options. For example, using Tap Strap 2, you can switch applications on the fly and instantly go to your home screen.
The typing function has been optimized, but has not changed in essence. Since there is no projection of a virtual keyboard, the user will have to master the combination of gestures for entering data. Training takes from one and a half hours to a week. It costs Tap Strap 2 $ 200, and one of the additional incentives to buy it is that you don’t even need a pocket to carry this device, the gadget is easily transported directly to your hand and is always ready to go.