For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Tap to give MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's Tap Keyboard & Mouse setups.

The Tap, priced at $179, is a futuristic keyboard that you wear on your hands, using a series of finger taps to type different letters, numbers, and symbols.

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Tap fits over your thumb and each of your fingers, with adjustable rings that can fit a wide variety of fingers. Sensors are built into each finger ring to detect the movement of your fingers, translating gestures into words for a novel, type anywhere experience.


There are different taps for each letter. A single tap of the thumb, for example, creates an A, while a tap of the index finger makes an E. To create a K, you tap your thumb and ring finger, and to create a B, you tap your index and pinky fingers at the same time.

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Learning to use the Tap Keyboard takes just a few days thanks to a well-developed iOS app that walks you through each gesture one by one and then gamifies the learning experience by requiring you to beat tapping mini games.

We reviewed the Tap Keyboard earlier this year and were able to learn the taps in about a week with 30 minutes of practice per day.

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Mastering the Tap keyboard will take some time, weeks to months, perhaps, but your typing will get faster as your fingers get used to the gestures. Some Tap users can type up to 60 words per minute, mimicking traditional keyboard speeds. Tap can also be used as a mouse replacement in a special mouse mode that involves using the thumb.

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Tap works as a keyboard replacement on all of your iOS and Mac devices, like any other Bluetooth keyboard. There are also select Tap games that have Tap support and are played using unique tap gestures. Tap is fully customizable, so you can create Tap Maps for different games and use cases.

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We have two of the Tap Keyboards to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (September 28) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on October 5. The winners will be chosen randomly on October 5 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Top Rated Comments

michael siccofield Avatar
48 months ago
Is this a futuristic keyboard or a saturday night sex toy?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EdT Avatar
48 months ago
Learning the keys takes a few days but mastering takes weeks to months when practicing 30 minutes a day?

What on earth is my incentive to learn a new -and not standard- keyboard?
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Is this a futuristic keyboard or a saturday night sex toy?
Of course it’s not a Saturday night sex toy. It’s a Wednesday afternoon sex toy wannabe.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tex210 Avatar
48 months ago
Wish it recognized sign language.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FourDegrees Avatar
48 months ago
For once, I don't regret not being eligible for the draw.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zantafio Avatar
48 months ago
reminds me of a scene from Brazil
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
48 months ago
Lol. Skin in our hands on those areas are thinner and never meant for repeat contacts for prolonged periods. Who designed this poc?
I'd imagine using this subjects your skin to about as much trauma as wearing a glove or rings... that is to say, none.

Also, you don't automatically have tougher skin anywhere... you get tougher skin from repeatedly subjecting the area to stress.

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I used to want a TAP for composing texts while driving. Now that my car drives me, I'm free to just use the phone like normal.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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