TapTap device connects couples through vibrating wristbands

Shereen Dindar
Shine On

Imagine communicating with your loved one or friend from miles away without uttering a sound or texting a message on your phone. Sounds like something out of a James Bond film, right?

A New York City-based startup is bringing that reality to life with new high-tech communication devices called TapTap. The pair of vibrating wristbands allows couples to stay constantly connected by simply tapping on the device -- the vibration is then transmitted to the other wristband to relay private messages.

"People can create their own language," Woodenshark founder Dmitry Gorilovsky explains to Mashable. "Some couples use just two or three different ways of tapping each other with different meanings. Like, one tap 'I am missing you' and several taps in a row 'just take a look at your phone or check something, I'm writing.'"

The wristbands, which cost $130 USD for one pair, work through an app that connects to the users' emails and are compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled Android phone and iPhone 4s or higher.

The company's founder says the idea behind TapTap was to create a totally private mode of communication between couples.

"We've decided to go post-social and make TapTap communications very private," says Gorilovsky.

Woodenshark's Kickstarter campaign is seeking funding for their TapTap wristbands, which will only become a reality if the company reaches its $130,000 USD funding goal by Nov. 22. So far, it has raised $76,866 USD.