TapTap Wristband To Connect Couples Via Vibrations
Posted: November 18, 2013 by Emily Brown
Today you can reach whomever you want via countless of modes, ranging from a text message and a phone call to a Facebook message or a tweet. But still, all of the named features require you to look at a screen in order to process what another person wants to communicate and that's what makes the TapTap wristband unique.
In a project launched on Kickstarter today, the TapTap bracelet was introduced as a new way to keep two people (presumably lovers) connected by transmitting touch between the wearables from anywhere on the planet.
When one user taps the screen-less band the other feels the wristband vibrating as it relays those taps. Since its a "smart" device, users first need to download an app and connect it to their email along with the email of the person wearing the other wristband. It currently works with Android smartphones with Bluetooth 2.1 and above, as well as the iPhone 4S and newer.
For the curious, TapTap is a silicon wristband that consists of a captive sensor and an accelerometer to receive the taps. Plus, the one of a kind bracelet also contains LED lights to alert users of any missed taps or a low battery. As a relieving fact comes the info that one charge can last up to seven days, and of course there are being explored some other possible uses.
Anticipated to cost $130 for a pair, the wristbands will probably ship in April 2014 if the project is funded by November 22.
Well, if current means weren't enough, the couples (especially those in long-distance relationships) will be able to send vibrational "thinking of you" via matching TapTap wristbands.