By Jeremy M. Zoss in GearFest
Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Which is why I love these capacitive touchscreen gloves from Aglove.The feature these gloves offer is simple: When you touch a touchscreen, your finger and the screen create a circuit. Most gloves block that circuit, but conductive fibers woven into the gloves allow the the circuit to form by completing the link between the screen and your finger.
Do these gloves work? In a word, yes. I tried playing around with several touchscreen devices while wearing the Agloves and I noticed no significant difference between using a device with a glove on or off. In a couple instances with my tablet I noticed perhaps a slight lag (I'd say a fraction of a second) with my glove on, but it only happen one out of about 10 times. I'd call that a success.
The Agloves are nice and warm and fit my hands snugly, but unfortunately I won't get to keep them. My wife, who just got her first smartphone, has been frustrated by not being able to use it with gloves on. She took one look at my Agloves and claimed them as her own.
Guess I'll need to get a second pair. If you're interested, you can check them out here.