Boss Tech Cashmere Touchscreen Gloves

3stars

Boss Tech Cashmere Knit Touchscreen Gloves – Black Blue and Grey Stripe with Silver Tips (2012)

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Price: $9.99 (list $19.95)

At under $10.00, the black, blue and grey stripes with silver tips model of Boss Tech's Cashmere Knit Touchscreen Gloves are spot on in terms of price for basic knit gloves of reasonable quality. That said, the different styles (on Amazon) range in price from $0.29, to $16.63 (with a $19.95 list price!). More than $10 seems excessive for gloves of this quality.

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At under $10.00, the black, blue and grey stripes with silver tips model of Boss Tech’s Cashmere Knit Touchscreen Gloves are spot on in terms of price for basic knit gloves of reasonable quality.  That said, the different styles (on Amazon) range in price from $0.29, to $16.63 (with a $19.95 list price!).    More than $10 seems excessive for gloves of this quality.

Conductivity

Boss Tech has opted to place conductivity thread on the thumb, index and middle fingers of each glove.  It’s not clear what type of thread they use as it was not listed on the packaging or website.  While the placement of the conductive material is the now classic cap on the tip of the finger, they require a little bit more pressure than is typically necessary to interact with a touchscreen.

Construction

The construction of these gloves is what you would expect when you pay between $5.00 and $10.00 – sufficient to do the the job, but you’re not going to have these gloves much more than a season or two. The connections between the fingers are problematic and I could see holes developing and being an issue over time through regular wear and tear.

Warmth  and Dexterity

BossTech knit touchscreen gloves are light, but fairly warm.  They are surprisingly soft owing to the the main body being made from cashmere and spandex. Because of they are lighter weight knit gloves, they offer the user a lot of movement of hand.

Design

These are very straightforward knit gloves.  The pattern of this particular model, black, blue and grey stripes and silver capacitive finger caps, is a nice winter design that is subtle, but unique in its own way. That said, even if you’re not a fan of this style, Boss Tech offers a variety of color options, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

As with many touchscreen gloves, the design could be improved were Boss Tech to add some type of traction on the palm and fingers so that it’s easier for the user to hold onto their touchscreen device.  While often silver conductive tips scream “I’m a touchscreen glove” in the case of these gloves since there is a grey stripe in the center of the hand they blend in as another stripe.  I generally prefer when the colors of the caps are integrated with the main body and these are close enough with the grey.  Moreover, these are inexpensive gloves, so concessions should be given.

Overall Value and Conclusion

At $5.00-$10.00 Boss Tech’s Cashmere Knit Touchscreen Gloves gloves are priced just right.  Any higher, like the $19.95 list price on Amazon, and there are other, much better options.

Specs

Materials

  • 95% Cashmere
  • 5% Spandex

Styles

  • black w/ silver tips
  • rainbow w/ silver tips
  • grey w/ black tips
  • beige w/ black tips
  • black w/ purple stripes/thumb and silver tips
  • black and pink stripes w/silver tips
  • black w/ blue snowflake design
  • black w/ grey snowflake design
  • hot pink w/ black tips
  • rainbow w/ silver tips

Sizing

  • one size fits most

Gender

  • Unisex

Washing

Details were not listed on how to wash these gloves, though if they are in fact cashmere, you should hand wash them with mild soap and drip dry.  More instructions on how to wash cashmere can be found here.

About BossTech

Founded in 1893, Boss Manufacturing Company began as a manufacturer of agricultural work gloves in and around Kewanee, Illinois and, according to their website, is the oldest glove company in the United States.  Today, the Company’s headquarters are still in Kewanee with distribution centers and sales personnel located throughout the United States and Canada.

Conclusion Rating
Conductivity
3 stars
Construction
2 stars
Warmth
3 stars
Dexterity
4 stars
Design
3 stars
Overall Value
3 stars

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