In the last few months I have purchased a touchscreen phone as well as an iPod Touch, and what with the weather being so cold I have been faced with a small dilemma. If I wear gloves, I will be warm, but unfortunately this will restrict use of such touchscreen devices and mean I will most likely have to remove the gloves to send an SMS or make a call. Either that or I could be extremely cold meaning I would still not be able to use the devices properly anyway.
Thankfully, some rather novel gloves have appeared on the market which tackles such a dilemma. Etre’s Touchy Gloves are specifically designed for the use of touchscreen devices and therefore have 2 holes at the tip of the thumb and forefinger on either hand. This means you can sufficiently use your iPhone 3GS, Nexus One or other similar touchscreen devices whilst staying warm.
Not only are these gloves functional, they are also fairly stylish. In terms of how they look, they aren’t too dissimilar to most ordinary gloves on the market, bar the fact they having missing fingertips. They are available in several different colours, with the tip of the reduced fingers in a contrasting colour. For example, the main 4 colours available to the public are ‘Charcoal with Turquoise’, ‘Grey with Rose’, ‘Black with Charcoal’ and ‘Chocolate with Mint’. However, more colours are available if you buy the gloves in great bulk, perhaps if you intend to be a reseller. When buying over 20 pairs, you can choose from 120 different colours!
There are several other uses listed on the site for the Etre Touchy Gloves, which include reading braille, operating professional video camera’s with adjustable lenses, using an e-reader, fishing, the list is pretty endless I must say. Incredibly, they even include such activities as picking your nose and milking goats as good and proper uses for the gloves. As you can tell, these are no ordinary gloves and have several unorthodox uses as well as some more primary ones.
So overall, I believe these to be subtly brilliant. As I mentioned earlier, they are not too different to normal pair of gloves. Of course the fingerless glove is nothing new. However, these Etre Touchy Gloves are slightly different and that slight difference mean they can be very useful and perhaps become extremely popular. The gloves ship worldwide and retail individually at £19.99 from the official site.