Purchase

At the moment, the Keyglove is not available for purchase in either kit or assembled form.

Since the idea’s inception, I’ve been working towards this ultimate goal, but the prototypes are not ready yet. I am still developing both the hardware and software that power the Keyglove, and still researching and pursuing the manufacturing process.

I am confident that you will be able to buy it, sooner rather than later if I have anything to do with it (which, of course, I do). I would love to know how many of you would actually purchase it as a kit or pre-built device once it becomes available. If you are interested, please fill out the simple form below, which will send me an email stating your interest level.

A note about cost

Obviously, it might be difficult to say whether you’d buy one if you have no idea how much it will cost. On the other hand, it’s difficult for me to say how much it will cost since it’s still in the prototype stage. The cost of materials will drop significantly if I start buying production-level components in bulk, which will eventually happen. Additionally, prototype-friendly parts require breakout boards and other niceties that make them easy to work with, while a perfect consumer-ready version will in many cases use tiny parts that are difficult to solder by hand or modify. If you look over on the How to Build page, you can see a list of prototype parts and their respective costs. For a full set to cover all features, it’s about $200 plus many individual S&H costs.

To be fair though, these are single-quantity prices, and buying in larger quantities will reduce the price somewhat. For a current best-case prototype cost estimate then, I will go with $150. The manufactured parts are less expensive by themselves (e.g. no breakout boards are necessary), but there is extra manufacturing cost involved. I will estimate $200 for that at the moment, but again, it’s a very rough estimate.

Estimated glove kit price: $150

Estimated manufactured glove price: $200

Now perhaps you can more accurately determine what you are interested in. Keep in mind that these prices are not a promise. I could be off significantly in either direction. The email sign-up form below is only to register your interest, not to order or pre-order anything just yet.

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