Tapdo – The Ingenious Button #WTS2017

Tapdo is a product that was highlighted as one of the most interesting products at the Wearable Tech Show this year, and we were keen to see it, understand its functionality and more importantly, how long we’ll have to wait before we can buy it!

Tapdo is a product you can’t even buy yet. You can’t even back it on Kickstarter as it’s not going live for a couple of weeks (at time of writing that’ll be April 2017), but rest assured when it’s available we’ll be all over it.

So, what is it? Well it’s a button. Still reading? Good, because it’s more than just a button. It has a fingerprint sensor built-in and can be triggered by more than 20 sections of your finger to launch a pre-defined function via the companion app. We certainly didn’t know, but all the prints on the segments of your fingers are unique, not just the tips, and Tapdo makes use of that to differentiate the functions you are calling. Likewise, you can orient the same finger (and therefore print) at a 45 degree pivot and that counts as an additional gesture!

Irina from Tapdo gave us a quick overview of what we can expect from the finished product when it launches on Kickstarter and how the companion app can be triggered by the product as well as integrations to third-party platforms such as Philips Hue and Nest smart home devices as well as popular web-based automation tool, IFTTT.

They are obviously quite confident of funding the project as they already have a number of prototypes, as well as an RRP of $130-$150.

For more information on Tapdo and to sign up to be notified when it goes live as a Kickstarter campaign (which will get funded, we’re positive), head over to the Tapdo website.

About Craig Bradshaw

Tech enthusiast and Editor-in-Chief of MobileTechTalk

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