At the start of this winter I started searching for a pair of gloves that would work with my iPhone’s touchscreen. I found these gloves at that time, but had since forgotten about them. That was until they showed up in the mail recently, a late arriving Christmas gift from Kim’s family. I guess they were lost in the mail somewhere, but I was glad to finally have them with the cold temperatures we have had in Denver. And after a few days of use I have overall mixed feelings.
The gloves do work with the touchscreen but they require much more force from my fingers that without. Also only the thumb, pointer, and middle fingers of each hand are equipped with the special thread that is clearly visible on the tips of each of these fingers. Earlier this morning the finger that I have used the most, the middle finger on my right hand, was working very easily, almost as easy as my naked finger. However, I just tried it again and it seems to have reverted back to earlier. I don’t know if it is the invisibleSHIELD that I have installed, but the performance is less than I was hoping. In addition, the gloves are not very thick, so on very cold days (like this morning) I find myself stuck with my hands in my pockets still.
On the positive side, I do like the look of the gloves. In fact I have a couple of others pairs that look just like them. I noted earlier that the special thread is visible on the finger tips, but you actually have to look pretty closely for it. It seems to blend in really well with the gray color of the gloves when viewed at most distances. Also, they are only $20, so they are pretty easy-going on the wallet, which is one reason I figured they would be worth a try.
Recently I heard of a local company (in Boulder) that is making similar gloves, but they have the special thread woven throughout the entire glove. Agloves don’t appear to be any thicker than the ones I already have, but perhaps they offer better performance with the touchscreen. I will likely give them a try the next time I need a new pair of gloves.