Touch Screen Gloves
Also known as texting gloves, conductive gloves or capacitive gloves, the touch screen gloves have become extremely popular over the past several years, since so many touch screen devices have emerged on the market. They were developed out of need – they aim to help touch screen device owners use their phones and gadgets even in extreme conditions. These gloves are suitable not only for your touch screen phone, but also for iPads and a variety of other touch screen devices.
Traditional winter gloves are not compatible with touch screen devices, which makes them ineffective if you want to browse or text. Special touch screen gloves are fully compatible with a wide array of smartphones, including the older models.
The secret lies in the silver-nylon woven fibers and the mechanism of action is very simple: touch screen gloves sense the conductive properties of the human skin and direct the small electrical current from the tips of your finger to the touch screen, thus allowing you to type, browse the Internet or call quickly and effortlessly. In addition to this, the touch screen gloves are also very stylish and warm, which means that they can be worn every day, not only during the cold winter months.
The unique design of the touch screen gloves allows the user to pinch, swipe or type just like he would with bare hands – as a matter of fact, it often happens that users who wear these gloves are able to use their touch screen devices even easier than the would without wearing the gloves. On the other hand, touch screen gloves are essential when the weather becomes cold – they are built with top-notch materials that provide the user with the dexterity he needs to handle the device, while ensuring accurate gestures at the same time.
Spandex is one of the most commonly used materials, as it offers a perfect fit. This material is usually coupled with silver linings, and silver is widely known for its thermal and conductive properties, as well as for the fact that it is antimicrobial and very durable.
Flexibility and versatility are two of the most important features – the gloves easily adapt to the hand of the user, they fit tight around the fingers and they allow users to use their touch screen devices without having to remove the gloves. Basically, there are three main aspects that define a good touch screen glove: its properties, its aspect and the quality of the insulation.
These gloves come in a wealth of colors, designs and textures, and the materials used for manufacturing them are chosen based on their degree of conductivity, elasticity and insulation. Generally speaking, these gloves contain a mix of nylon, silver-nylon, polyester and spandex in various proportions. The gloves ensure a stable temperature and they can be used by men and women, as most of them come with an unisex design – they are innovative and practical, and they allow you to keep in touch with your connections regardless of the harshness of the environment.
Fabric pilling is a common and unpleasant phenomenon that is typical for synthetic fibers – those who use traditional gloves have certainly experienced it in the past. Fortunately, this is not the case with the conductive gloves, as most of them feature an exquisite anti-pilling system that protects the touchscreen and keeps the gloves soft, flexible and durable.
As mentioned above, the gloves have antibacterial properties given by the silver content, which means that they are able to remove up to 99% of the contaminants. Also, silver is known to be one of the most conductive elements, this is why touch screen gloves with silver insertions are very useful – especially during the cold season. Last, but not least, touch screen gloves are cold-weather proof – their functionality is not altered in any way, even in very cold environments.
The gloves have a very high density texture which helps keeping your hands warm and comfortable, while providing increased elasticity at the same time. They are usually available in universal size, and they are designed to provide a sleek fit and a properly optimized typing, browsing and calling experience.