About this project
TAPS is a touchscreen sticker that will make any glove touchscreen compatible. It is also built with a unique fingerprint for touch ID function.
Powered using Nanotips®, TAPS is made with an extremely adhesive conductive material that can be applied to any surface for touch capability. TAPS are formulated to stick and stay on almost any surface and guaranteed to work on all touchscreen devices.
PEEL. STICK. USE. As simple as you think.
Military grade durability - Engineered using a military grade Polyurethane and our Nanotips® solution. TAPS' surface will resist abrasion in any lifestyle.
Waterproof - Designed to fit wet lifestyles, we used a water repellent (hydrophobic) blend to make sure TAPS will work in the wettest climates.
Flexible - The thin film, TAPS, combined with our adhesive backing gives TAPS the flexibility needed to withstand extreme wear conditions your gloves will endure. This is essential is keeping TAPS from peeling off your glove.
Nanoparticle infused material - The Nanoparticles is what makes TAPS work. These particles give this small little sticker has enough conductive power to activate any capacitive touchscreen device even through a glass screen protector.
Fingerprint Technology - We've made every TAPS with a unique fingerprint - This gives your gloves access to any biometric fingerprint scanner. We've also ensured that every TAPS comes with a different fingerprint - for security reasons, obviously.
TAPS is engineered with simplicity and ease-of-use in mind. Whatever your lifestyle is, whatever your hobby may be, TAPS is great for adding touch screen function to your existing gloves. Military, snowboarders, motorcyclists, mountain bikers - just stick some TAPS to get connected.
RUNNERS. Stay connected to any device on the go.
MOTORSPORTS. TAPS is built with durability in mind.
WINTER SPORTS. Durable and waterproof. Use them for snow sports
OUTDOOR STUFF. Stuff to do with outdoors.
PHOTOGRAPHY. Fly your drone in the cold weather. Don't let gloves limit your control.
TAPS will give you the ability to transform any glove into a touchscreen glove. Whether it's gloves you already own, broken touchscreen gloves, or just new gloves you want to make compatible - TAPS will make those gloves functional.
Unlimited choices - Touchscreen gloves limit your selection of styles. With TAPS, you can make any glove touchscreen compatible - Don't limit yourself to certain styles and comfort with touchscreen gloves.
Durability - If you've ever owned touchscreen gloves, you might have been pretty disappointed with how long they last before they stop working. TAPS is built with a unique polyurethane material which makes this material extremely durable in any situation.
Existing Gloves - If you already have gloves, TAPS let's you upgrade those pairs.
Repair tool - If you already have touchscreen gloves and they've stopped working. Grab a pack of TAPS and make them functional again.
Lifestyles - Some industries or lifestyles still don't make touchscreen gloves. We'll, now there's TAPS for that.
Every TAPS has a unique ability to work with biometric fingerprint scanners. Each TAPS has it's very own unique print so you can be sure your device is locked to your own print.
Security - We've made each print on TAPS uniquely different. This means there are no TAPS with the same fingerprint - not even the ones in the same pack. (see below for the technology on how we did this)
Adding TAPS - Simply register your TAPS as a fingerprint on your phone like you would any other finger.
Multiple Touch ID's per phone - Each device can typically store up to 6 different fingerprints. Save TAPS as one of them.
Conductive nano-material - TAPS is a blend of our proprietary Nanotips® liquid solution and a military grade polyurethane. Each TAPS has enough conductivity built in to activate any capacitive device.
Adhesion - We've partnered with 3M to ensure TAPS has enough adhesion to any surface. Using one of their strongest adhesives, we were able to line each of our nano-material layers (TAPS) with 3M's technology. This allows the material to remain on the glove at all times.
Shape - Creating a shape that was small enough, yet conductive enough to work with any glove and screen was a challenge. We've gone through hundreds of interations and samples to create our final shape. This shape we've chosen will work with any glove and is the best shape to reduce strain on the flexibiliy and peel effects associated with the glove.
Touch ID - Security before convenience. We've made sure that every TAPS comes with a unique artificial fingerprint to ensure that no TAPS are ever the same. To do this, we use a rotational stamp that moves along the X and Y axis when stamping the TAPS print - Giving TAPS thousands of misaligned micro rivets in the material.
Meet the faces behind TAPS! Right now, we are turning to you, Kickstarter, for helping to raise $8,000. This start-up capital is going to cover the costs of manufacturing, marketing, and distributing our first run of TAPS. We appreciate all contributions, and we are grateful for your attention and consideration.
After a lot of sketching and prototypes, we have finally nailed the best shape for TAPS. We have a number of working prototypes, but in order for us to bring TAPS to market, we need to place a large enough order for our first production run. Our manufacturers and fulfillment centres are in place and are ready for our go ahead. You are all we need to make this happen! We are confident that we can get you your TAPS before Christmas if you back us today!
Since Nanotips in 2014, we have been working closely with our manufacturers, designers and our community to address the concerns and opinions on how we can improve on Nanotips. And with the help of all our previous backers, we have created a new innovative solution that is longer lasting and very easy to use.
We are insanely excited to get TAPS into your hands and see what you can do with it!
Risks and challenges
We are not new to Kickstarter and thanks to more than 2,400 backers who supported our first campaign; we have had the opportunity to learn the process from production to delivery. We've taken what we have learned to make this production and shipping process as seamless as possible.
We have made sure that we are able to deliver rewards on time even in the case of a massive campaign. Our working prototypes have been tested over and over again so that we can stay true to our word.
Production is ready to go - all we need to get this rolling is your support!
Despite our planning, there are instances under rare circumstances that may be out of our control. If we are met with these unfortunate events, we promise to communicate the process with honesty and diligence, working around the clock to resolve any issues.
You will be able to add extra packages to your order at the end of the campaign through BackerKit!
When the campaign ends, you'll be prompted for your shipping details!
Please check your email to ensure this gets filled out ASAP so you get your products on time!
Absolutely! TAPS can save into Android and iOS alike.
Yes, each TAPS sticker will come with its own unique ID. We've tweaked our manufacturing process to roll a variable print onto the material.
No, they are not your own fingerprints - People cannot steal your TAPS and commit a crime, incriminating you - They are a set of their own unique prints made with variable dots that trick the biometric scanner into thinking its a print.
We've only started with Black color. We may introduce new colors in the future!
Possibly. But for now they remain all different prints for each TAPS
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