The Simple Things: TechTouch Gloves

Tom Cruise in Minority Report, where he dons a pair of cyber gloves to do funky computer detective stuff.

Tom Cruise in Minority Report, where he dons a pair of cyber gloves to do funky computer detective stuff.

glovely tech touch gloves


I consider myself a simple gal who doesn’t ask for much. Just the ability to text in a raging snowstorm without having to take my gloves off first. Traditional gloves interfere with the sensors in a cellphone that respond to the electric signals transmitted through the skin.

In answer to my cry, glove makers and technology got together and the inevitable tech-glove was born!

Some tech-glove manufacturers have utilized small conductive fabric patches on two fingers of each hand for the pointer/thumb perusing action, while others incorporate a thin woven fabric of silver throughout for a completely conductive gloved hand.

You don’t have to sacrifice chic for tech either… prices range anywhere from $10 for knitted polyester thermal numbers to the limit of your inappropriate texting and talking needs. I bought a great pair with the finger pad patches from Conways for $5.99.  And they’re warm too!

Isotoner SmarTouch mens driving-gloves

Isotoner SmarTouch men’s driving-gloves, $77

Sporty SmarTouch Gloves, Macy's, $42 Faux Leather Cuff Stretch SmarTouch Gloves, Macy's, $42 Fleece Tech Touch Gloves, Macy's, $34

Faux Leather Cuff Stretch SmarTouch Gloves, Macy’s, $42, Fleece Tech Touch Gloves, Macy’s, $34, Sporty SmarTouch Gloves, Macy’s, $42

Echo Touch Gloves are made to work well with touch-screen devices.

Echo Touch Gloves are made to work well with touch-screen devices, $25-$80

 


Science Stuff:  What!? you say you wanna make your own touch tech glove, you Nerd you?!





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