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The iPhone is great, until, one frosty day, you realize its capacitive touchscreen doesn't work through gloves. So we tested three pairs of iPhone-friendly gloves to decide which were best.
Freehands Stretch ($21)
Gimmick: Finger tip flaps allow your real fingers to do the typing.

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Finger tip hinges allow actual finger to touch iPhone screen, 100% responsiveness

Finger tip hinges are made of non-breathing wetsuit material

The tips, predictably, leak air in

Build quality is generally low

The North Face E-Tip ($40)
Gimmick: Shimmery gold finger tips activate the iPhone's capacitive touch screen.

Palm design is grippy, makes me feel like Iron Man

Touch responsiveness is at about 85%, though typing is futile

Thin enough to work as lining under additional glove for skiing, etc

We just got word that E-Tips are sold out nationwide with no plans for additional production

tavo Gloves ($30)
Gimmick: Like the North Face E-Tips, the shimmery gold finger tips activate the iPhone's capacitive touch screen.

Minimal black design looks like a normal glove

Finger responsiveness at about 70%, usable, but worse than E-Tip
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So our conclusion is a sad one. The North Face gloves were our favorite if you can stand the overly-techie design (which my wife hated but I loved). However, the tavos do come in a close second, offering a passable way to check your email in the cold.

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If I remember right the phone isn't meant to be used in temperatures less than 32F/0C (screens and batteries don't work so well at below freezing temps), so why would you be using it in an environment that was cold enough to warrant gloves?
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
If I remember right the phone isn't meant to be used in temperatures less than 32F/0C (screens and batteries don't work so well at below freezing temps), so why would you be using it in an environment that was cold enough to warrant gloves?
QFT

Why not just take off your gloves as well?
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post #4 of 14
I got a pair of these for Christmas. My phone has touch screen but it works with gloves anyway :/
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Hey, just cause they are wearing gloves doesn't tell us that the temp is sub-freezing. I've seen people in Florida wearing longsleaves and pants in mid 70's weather. Hate to see what they wear in the upper 40's.
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Interesting... it is annoying have to take my gloves off to call someone
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post #7 of 14
i use my itouch boarding all the time. play games up the lift! Guess what game? LINERIDERRR
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Oh, good grief.
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My palm would be sweating when using in singapore..
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heh, for us michigan people where 1/2 the year its about 20 degrees thatd be awesome
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