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Add touch switch to any USB devices:Arduino, Rasberry PI, USB bulb/lights, lamps, USB headphone, USB drive, USB mouse,keyboard and more
Add touch switch to any USB devices:Arduino, Rasberry PI, USB bulb/lights, lamps, USB headphone, USB drive, USB mouse,keyboard and more
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100 backers pledged CA$ 1,703 to help bring this project to life.

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TapUSB-Touch to turn on/off USB devices,easy reboot,reset

CA$ 1,703

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TapUSB - Just one tap to switch on/off the power from a USB socket.

Add a touch power switch to any USB-powered device simply by plugging TapUSB between the USB power port and the USB device.

For Who?

  • Anyone that love touch control, easy, convenient 
  • Anyone want to be flexible, want to save energy (3 µA standby)
  • For developers need to constantly reboot, reset USB devices

Convenience:

  • Just one tap to turn on/off USB bulbs/lamps/lights, USB fans, USB heaters and other USB powered gadgets
  • For all USB 2.0 devices which need to be powered on and off individually. (Up to 3A)
  • One touch to power reset USB powered devices
  • Prevent the USB connector from wear and tear due to frequent pulling and inserting the USB device
  • TapUSB last much longer than mechanical switches.
  • One tap stop charging your cell phone, it will increase the battery life
  • More advanced than regular switch, also save energy
  • Just tap/touch to restart or reboot your devices(Arduino, Rasberry PI, and more)

One Tap start and stop iPhone charging

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DIY flash light

TapUSB magic: Spoon and knife

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TapUSB compatible with many USB devices

TapUSB intro
TapUSB intro

Use with USB bulbs, USB lights, USB lamps, speakers, headphones, USB external battery pack, USB power bank, USB fans, mouse, keyboard, microphone, memory stick, WLAN stick, Bluetooth stick, USB stick, sound cards, HUB, router, PC, laptop, netbook, Arduino Controller, Rasberry PI, chip card reader, keyboard, mouse, HDD, printers, scanners, smartphone docking station and many more.

 

Use in Bathroom and Kitchen (Night-lights)

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Laptop USB lamp

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 For your smart phone

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 Bedroom one tap night-light

Wall night-light

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Use with Arduino:

Here Arduino is flashed with ArduinoISP to program other Arduino.

Arduino and TapUSB
Arduino and TapUSB

Use with TI /CC2540CC2541 BlueTooth BLE dev board:

CC2541 and TapUSB
CC2541 and TapUSB

Picture of TapUSB Mainboard

Some of the USB LED and devices we tested:

Status:

We are in final phrase of testing, end of March, 2016 will be small batch production. The kickstarter campaign will help us to estimate the volume and lower the production cost. The benefit to you as a backer is early access and discount. 

Load Test: 

After charging iPad for 3 hours (1.3-1.5A) , TapUSB's temperature is about 35 degree celsius, room temperature is 22 degree celsius.

Reward:

As a backer, you will get TapUSB before everyone else. You will also get discount compare to retail price.

Rewards are in CAD dollar, which is about 30% cheaper than USD.

You can choose different USB bulbs/Lamps and Wall chargers when we sending out the rewards. We will send wall charger fit your country's socket.

USB bulbs/Lamps you can see the picture above. We may found other similar ones later, you can swap before we ship out the rewards.

USB Wall Charger has fold out plug for easy storage and travel, here is the picture with US plug, we also found a supplier with Europe plug. UK plug is similar but not able to fold out.

 We may also add other type of wall chargers later, again, you  can before we ship out the rewards.

Risks and challenges

The TapUSB has been under development for many months, went through few prototypes.

TapUSB is relatively simple hardware, technical risks are low at this stage since the hardware has been extensively tested.

Mass Production:
Our manufacturing partners we’ve been working with are the tops in the industry with decades of experiences. The final product may look different than the picture and video though.

Delivery:
Coming from eCommerce background, we have experience to send thousands of packages per day.

Even though we are working hard and make sure everything is good. Things can happen when you are less expected. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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    All rewards in CAD, here is the amount Approximately in other currencies.

    $7 CAD Reward
    Approximately:
    $5.2 USD
    £3.7 GBP
    €4.7 EUR

    $9 CAD Reward
    Approximately:
    $6.8 USD
    £4.8 GBP
    €6.1 EUR

    $18 CAD Reward
    Approximately:
    $10.4 USD
    £9.6 GBP
    €12.1 EUR

    $29 CAD Approximately:
    $21.85 USD
    £15.45 GBP
    €19.56 EUR

    $39 CAD Approximately:
    $29 USD
    £21 GBP
    €27 EUR

    $48 CAD Approximately:
    $37 USD
    £26 GBP
    €33 EUR

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    Thank you for your support! One TapUSB ship to anywhere in the world, for free.

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    Pledge CA$ 9 or more About US$ 7

    One TapUSB and one USB LED bulb, free shipping to anywhere in the world.

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    One TapUSB, one USB LED bulb and one 5V/1A Wall Charger, free shipping to anywhere in the world.

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    $9.79USD
    £6.93GBP
    €8.78EUR

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    3 TapUSB and one USB LED bulb, one USB lamp, one USB night-light ship to anywhere in the world, for free.

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    5 TapUSB ship to anywhere in the world, for free.

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    3 TapUSB, 3 Wall Chargers(5V/1A), 3 USB LED bulbs or lamps, free shipping to anywhere in the world.

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    10 TapUSB ship to anywhere in the world, for free.

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    Sweet home reward, 5 TapUSB, 5 Wall Chargers(5V/1A), 5 USB LED bulbs or lamps, free shipping to anywhere in the world.

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    $44.44 USD
    £31.43 GBP
    €39.79 EUR

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    For every room in the house, 10 TapUSB, 10 Wall Chargers(5V/1A), 10 USB bulbs or lamps, ship to anywhere in the world, for free.

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    $75 USD
    £53 GBP
    €67 EUR

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    Super pack reward, 10 TapUSB, 10 Wall Chargers(5V/1A), 10 USB bulbs or lamps, 3 USB batteries, good for home and out door! Ship to anywhere in the world, for free.

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    €106 EUR

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    Distributor pack, 100 TapUSB

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    $226 USD
    £160 GBP
    €202 EUR

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