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#TBT: Google Unveils Gmail Tap Keyboard, Powered By Dots and Dashes

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Each year for April Fools’ Day, Google enjoys announcing fake products. Provided the company has what seems to be an unlimited budget for creating these silly, non existent products, they are always coupled with announcement posts and even product videos. 

Thinking back a few years, I can recall one of my favorites, Gmail Tap. The idea behind Gmail Tap is pretty basic – replace your standard keyboard with Tap, a keyboard with two buttons. There’s a button for a dot and a button for a dash (Morse Code).

In theory, it’s a lovely idea, but what sends it over the top is the concept of having two of the Tap keyboards working simultaneously, allowing for twice the amount of input at any given time. I’m not sure how much training you would need in order to make this keyboard actually useful, but my guess is quite a bit.

All jokes aside, I’d probably use Gmail Tap before I try 8Pen again.

Do you remember a good Google April Fools’ Day video? Share it below!

  • sinfoman
    • sinfoman

      Always gets a laugh from me. “Nothing’s more simple than a single, giant button.”

    • sinfoman

      “Everything is just a few hundred clicks away.”

  • jonzey231

    I actually tried to use 8Pen for a while and was kinda mad when it was very quickly deprecated. It was obviously ridiculous but it was fun to use after you spent 100 hours trying to master it haha.

  • Hoffman

    … and it has LL Cool J in a supporting role. FTW

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  • Eric Witts

    You can tap it in the bathroom….

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  • Comk4ver

    Was that LL?

    • ASYOUTHIA✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      That’s what I thought too