Touchscreen-Compatible Gloves Make Winter Smartphone Use Possible
These gloves will keep your hands warm and let you use your touchscreen devices at the same time. From designer gloves to a simple DIY tutorial, we've rounded up some of the best hand-warming strategies to use on cold winter days when your phone's touchscreen gets touchy.
North Face ETIP Gloves
Even popular glove purveyors like North Face are getting into the touchscreen glove game. These Etip Gloves ($40.00 | More Info) from North Face are a little flashy but highly functional.
If you want to avoid frostbitten thumbs and index fingers, but you prefer to take a low-tech approach, try these Freehands Fleece Gloves with finger flaps ($19.95 | More Info).
Great for cold-weather use in locales that have relatively temperate climates, these Tavo Gloves ($29.95 | More Info) can also serve as liners for even heavier-duty gloves.
Etre Touchy Gloves
Not every pair of gloves needs to incorporate an expensive high-tech solution to the touchscreen problem. Etre Touchy's gloves (£19.99 | More Info) leave the final joint of your thumb and forefinger unclothed for direct contact with your screen.
These great lambswool Dots Gloves ($20.00 | More Info) are the total package: warm, functional, and inexpensive.
Leather TouchTec Gloves
Is it the second zipper, the Zwarovsky crystals, or the nano Touchtec material that makes these gloves ($485 | More Info) the most expensive on the market?
Power Stretch 5 Finger Liner
They may look as though someone reclaimed them from a bad Spider-man halloween costume, these Power Stretch 5 Finger Liner gloves ($24 | More Info) have conductive fabric on all five fingertips, which makes them useful for tablets as well as for phones.
Echo Touch Gloves
Many of these gloves presented in this slideshow are heavy-duty items for times when you need to, say, use your Droid or iPhone while hiking up a mountain. But Echo's Basic Touch Gloves ($30 | More Info) are somewhat more-fashionable models for the ladies.
DIY iPhone Gloves
Of course if none of these options work you can always take the matter of your own hands into your own hands by using this instructable guide to create your own touchcreen gloves.