Smartphones are great. There’s hardly a single person in the whole country who doesn’t have their android, iPhone or Blackberry close to hand for using the internet, checking the weather, playing Angry Birds or just keeping in touch with friends and family. But have you ever tried to use a smartphone while wearing ordinary gloves? As most smart phones us capacitive touchscreen that sence the conductivity of the item in contact with them, it’s impossible to use one with gloves on which unlike your finger tips are not conductive. Of course, if you’re a fan of winter sports, this can be quite an issue. If you want to keep in touch with the rest of the world while enjoying your favourite activities, it’s rather time consuming to have to keep taking gloves on and off. Thankfully, North Face have come up with a solution.
The North Face eTip Gloves have been designed for this exact problem. The thumb and index finger of the gloves have X-static tips, which mean that you’ll be able to use your smartphone, GPS or MP3 player without the hassle of having to take anything off. The gloves also have an added silicone grip on the palm, meaning you’re less likely to drop your technology items. Definitely a bonus if you have a tendency towards dropping your phone while using the ski lifts.
The North Face eTip gloves are fairly stylish too, are designed to be a snug yet comfortable fit and there are different sizes available for men and women. The only downside to the gloves is that only the thumb and index finger have the X-static tips, meaning that if you tend to use any other digits for typing text messages or fiddling with your devices, you’ll have to change tactics. But regardless of this, the gloves are an ingenious idea and definitely one of those products that leave us thinking, ‘How come nobody thought of this earlier?’