2015-16 Top 5 Touchscreen Gloves for Holiday Gifts

‘Tis the season to be conductive. They go by a lot of different names:  iPhone gloves, Android gloves, texting gloves, touchscreen gloves… those glove thingies that work with phones.  Regardless of what you call them, these accessories have become a must have for anyone in a cold climate who uses a touchscreen device.  But even if you know that your friends, colleagues, or relatives will love you forever for getting them a pair, the question remains, which...

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Guide To Choosing The Best Touchscreen Gloves

The 2014 season marks a significant industry-wide improvement in the touchscreen glove market. Increasingly, companies are moving away from silly silver conductive patches and incorporating conductive material throughout most or all of the gloves they manufacture. With the dramatic increase of touchscreen glove options in just the past year, however, choosing the right pair can be an overwhelming process with underwhelming results.  Here, I go over some basic tips for what...

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You’re Electric: Why Normal Gloves Don’t Work On Touchscreen Devices

We’ve all been in this situation at least once: It’s miserably cold outside and you need your phone or other touchscreen device for some reason.  Perhaps you’re lost, maybe you want to text a friend, it could even be, perish the thought, to actually make a phone call.  As you fumble with the touchscreen you realize that your increasingly vigorous swipes, pinches and taps are in vain.  Battery dead?  Nope, your device flashed to life when you pressed the...

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DIY Style: What Type of Conductive Thread You Should Use To Make Your Own Touchscreen Gloves

You needn’t lose your shirt to buy touchscreen gloves. With the boom of the capacitive touchscreen glove market, there are now scores of excellent and affordable products to choose from.  That said, if you’re like me, you like knowing how things work and how to do it yourself.  Plus, it’s nice to save some money in the process! There are already a lot of instructional resources on DIY touchscreen gloves, so for this article I spoke with several experts in the...

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