We've all been there. It's cold outside so you don a pair of gloves for warmth, only to have a call or message come through on your smartphone that needs your attention. Then it's a race to take your hands out of their snug hidey-holes to respond, defeating the purpose of wearing the gloves in the first place. That's where Agloves touchscreen gloves come in.
Editor's note: I'll be honest, I hate gloves. That's why when the Agloves gadget-friendly gloves came across my desk, I got someone who loves gloves to review them, my wife Milly. Be nice, you lot.
What Are They?
These are a pair of charcoal black gloves that let you use your phone, tablet or other touchscreen device while keeping your hands nice and warm. They'll cost you $US17.99 which is reasonable for a pair of gloves.
The two things you want to do with gloves is keep your hands warm and type on your smartphone.
I typed this with the gloves on and they go alright. You have to be quite deliberate with your taps on the screen which can get messy when you're typing on smaller, more finnicky screens, but it sure as hell beats having to take a glove off to skip a song or type a message on a cold morning.
The gloves are kind of bling-ish, and that's not really my kind of thing. I'm not sure if that's what carries the signal to the gloves or if it's just a dodgy style choice.
The gloves will keep you warm enough during an Australian winter but you wouldn't want to get caught with them in the snow or in a New York winter, for example.
There's a tag on the inside that rubs on my wrist and drove me bonkers, and while we're on design, it's worth mentioning that more than a few loose threads started sticking out after using them for a while, mainly on the fingers.
Should You Buy Them?
If you're looking to operate your smartphone between 5 and 15-degrees but still want to keep your hands warm, these are the gloves for you. $US17.99 is a great price too, but you wouldn't want to go skiing with them, for example. In Australia, you can get them for $35 from [Digimitts.com.au]