Check out TAPS on Kickstarter. It’s a sticker you can put on your gloves that lets you use a touchscreen. There are other products that will do that, including Nanotips, which are actually used in TAPS. But Tony Yu, the person behind this project, says that TAPS will work with Touch ID, too. Each TAPS sticker has what Mr. Yu claims is a unique finger print that can then be assigned to Touch ID. On the one hand, that’s great for convenience, especially for people who live in cold climates. On the other hand, stealing your gloves is easier than stealing your hand, so keep that in mind. My guess is that lots of people who work or commute with gloves will happily try it. In the meanwhile, the Kickstarter has almost tripled its original funding goal of $5,000. There are still funding options starting at $15 available as of this writing that will get you a TAPS kit with four stickers. There’s a ton of info on the project site, including multiple videos and explanations of how it works. The promo video below is also entertaining.
Add a Comment