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MacRumors
Jan 30, 2012, 01:47 PM
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One of the biggest issues with the iPhone, especially amongst those who live in colder climes, is the tricky question of how best to answer the phone while wearing gloves. Hip-Hop producer Will.I.Am noted on the car show Top Gear (http://transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2012/01/30/behind-the-scenes-with-will-i-am/) that he wears fingerless gloves in order to use all his touchscreen devices, and claimed that capacitive touch gloves weren't fashionable.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/01/mujjogloves.jpg


Fashionable or not, a Dutch company has created a set of gloves (http://www.mujjo.com/mujjo-touchscreen-gloves/) knitted with silver-coated nylon fibers in the fabric. The silver in the Mujjo gloves makes them conductive and touchscreen compatible, and, according to TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/27/mujjo-conductive-gloves-let-you-slide-to-unlock-with-your-begloved-knuckle/), they work as designed.
I tried these during a few colder Brooklyn afternoons and, like most gloves, they kept my hands warm. Unlike most gloves, I could use them to tap my iPhone screen. Could they be used to tap your iPhone screen with your knuckle? Sure. They're full of conductive thread so smack away.

Mujjo's touchscreen gloves come in only two sizes, but stretch to accommodate the largest of hands. They are available from Mujjo's website (http://www.mujjo.com/mujjo-touchscreen-gloves/) for EUR24.95 (about US$33) plus shipping. These aren't the only touchscreen gloves on the market, but Mujjo's pair work as advertised.

Article Link: Mujjo's Conductive Gloves Swipe to Unlock on a Cold Day (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/01/30/mujjos-conductive-gloves-swipe-to-unlock-on-a-cold-day/)



lodenmuse
Jan 30, 2012, 01:59 PM
For $33, are they twice as good as my Agloves?

:confused:

jpmack
Jan 30, 2012, 02:01 PM
Target sells gloves with conductive fingertips for a whole lot less. My wife uses them and says they work as advertised.

iHateMacs
Jan 30, 2012, 02:01 PM
Do they do them in mittens too?

lverg
Jan 30, 2012, 02:03 PM
At the department store where I work we sold hundreds of these gloves in just one weekend. They were much cheaper though (same brand).

ArtOfWarfare
Jan 30, 2012, 02:08 PM
Do they do them in mittens too?

It seems to me your ability to perform multitouch gestures would be... reduced... if you were wearing mittens.

I have a question... how firmly can you hold your iPhone while wearing the gloves? I'd be worried about the iPhone slipping clear out of my hands...

shareef777
Jan 30, 2012, 02:09 PM
There should def be an advertisement disclaimer. These types of gloves have been around for a while, and there's nothing unique about the ones from this company (other then the higher cost).

Koodauw
Jan 30, 2012, 02:09 PM
At the department store where I work we sold hundreds of these gloves in just one weekend. They were much cheaper though (same brand).

And which store is this?

Wang Foolio
Jan 30, 2012, 02:10 PM
I'm not sure how conductive gloves are any more or less fashionable than regular gloves... Will.I.Am you are a strange little man.

Anyone know where you can pick up gloves like these in Canada? I mean actual stores, not just buy online and get them shipped.

LaDirection
Jan 30, 2012, 02:19 PM
I'm not sure how conductive gloves are any more or less fashionable than regular gloves... Will.I.Am you are a strange little man.

Anyone know where you can pick up gloves like these in Canada? I mean actual stores, not just buy online and get them shipped.

Where in Canada?

In Montreal, I bought a pair at Winners for $9.99. They have full hand sensitivities, not just fingertips. They're made by Timberland, I use them for ice skating, warm enough, light, work 100% well.

When I bought them, they were the only pair left, if ever you can't find them, My Cup of Tea (tea store) is now branching out and sells iphone/iPad gloves too :

http://www.mcot.ca/en/catalog/cat/52/MCOTDesign/

My gf bought a red pair and they're fantastic, a little warmer than mine and better finish around the finger tips.

hanguolaohu
Jan 30, 2012, 02:49 PM
I agree with lodenmuse. My Agloves cost $17.99 and look the same as Mujjo's, perform well and keep my hands warm. I cannot justify paying double for a glove that performs fine. I would rather just get a 2nd pair as I lose gloves easily.

nzlucas
Jan 30, 2012, 03:01 PM
http://uk.thenorthface.com/tnf-uk-en/catalogsearch/result/?q=etip+gloves


These have been pretty popular especially since the Gadget Show featured them last year just as it snowed in the UK.

Durability is a bit questionable in the conductive fabric. I always trash liner gloves so might not be the best judge. They have a grip print so you don't drop the phone too.


peace out

Schmitty11
Jan 30, 2012, 03:27 PM
Get your favorite gloves and buy some conducting thread ($12) and weave it in a few of the fingers. There saved you 20 bucks.

agentkow
Jan 30, 2012, 03:31 PM
Anyone know where you can pick up gloves like these in Canada? I mean actual stores, not just buy online and get them shipped.

Just this week I bought a pair of Glider Gloves (http://dmac.3dcartstores.com/Glider-Gloves_p_28.html) from my local Mac shop in Richmond, BC and they're awesome. On sale for 20 bucks, same silver woven through, and the best part is the rubber dots throughout the palm and fingers that mean you won't drop your phone. And yes, the dots are also conductive...

Looks like they're available across Canada: http://www.glidergloves.com

Anonymous Freak
Jan 30, 2012, 03:39 PM
Anyone know of any that aren't knit? I want gloves that actually keep my hands warm, and are at least water resistant... (I currently wear suede outer/fleece inner gloves. I can't put my hand in a puddle and stay dry, but they do great against rain.) I have a few pairs of knit gloves, but they don't do squat to keep water out, and once wet, are cold.

bruinselmann
Jan 30, 2012, 03:49 PM
Love the Top Gear reference. I'm not sure how it's relevant to this page, but I welcome it nevertheless. The new season is off to a good start :)

Dades
Jan 30, 2012, 04:00 PM
What a useless piece of news.

I've been using my 5 conductive finger gloves for months.

QuarterSwede
Jan 30, 2012, 04:22 PM
Not the first to do this for sure. My wife has the Agloves (http://www.amazon.com/Agloves-screen-gloves-iPhone-texting/dp/B004A9QMPE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327961812&sr=8-1) which are pretty much identical to the gloves in the "article," if you can call it that.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ar-hkuLXL._SS400_.jpg

acarney
Jan 30, 2012, 04:35 PM
Anyone know of any that aren't knit? I want gloves that actually keep my hands warm, and are at least water resistant... (I currently wear suede outer/fleece inner gloves. I can't put my hand in a puddle and stay dry, but they do great against rain.) I have a few pairs of knit gloves, but they don't do squat to keep water out, and once wet, are cold.

http://touchtec.net/touchtec-retailers.html

Specifically these.... http://www.itouchgloves.com/mens-itouchgloves/mens-itouchgloves-style3004m.html

They look tight enough to have good accuracy, soft enough to be amazing classy leather, & water resistant. However, $195 (or even $95 for their cheapest) is painful to think about, even more so without being able to test them out first or watch real world videos besides like "in house" promo vids :-/

Anonymous Freak
Jan 30, 2012, 05:30 PM
http://touchtec.net/touchtec-retailers.html

Specifically these.... http://www.itouchgloves.com/mens-itouchgloves/mens-itouchgloves-style3004m.html

They look tight enough to have good accuracy, soft enough to be amazing classy leather, & water resistant. However, $195 (or even $95 for their cheapest) is painful to think about, even more so without being able to test them out first or watch real world videos besides like "in house" promo vids :-/

:eek::eek::eek:

Wow. I've owned probably a dozen pairs of gloves over the years - and I don't think I've spent $195 on all of them combined!

madmax1970
Jan 30, 2012, 05:47 PM
much better the following www.skingloves.it
they're regular wool gloves knitted from 70% high quality lambswool + conductive fiber

acarney
Jan 30, 2012, 05:48 PM
:eek::eek::eek:

Wow. I've owned probably a dozen pairs of gloves over the years - and I don't think I've spent $195 on all of them combined!

Don't they look perfect though? Nice leather, tight fit, 100% conductive so any part of the glove works.... The most I've spent is like $50 for some "nice" leather ones though :confused:

goombamd
Jan 30, 2012, 07:00 PM
Yeah this is nothing new from GloveTips.com, Agloves.com, or any other brand...

kockgunner
Jan 30, 2012, 08:11 PM
Umm, if this is an advertisement, there should be a disclaimer. I'm beginning to question this site's quality and ethics. There are so many random, un fact-checked articles these days it's sad.

JAT
Jan 30, 2012, 10:07 PM
Mujjo's touchscreen gloves come in only two sizes, but stretch to accommodate the largest of hands.
Ah, written by small marketing people, no doubt.

I'm questioning the whole-glove-conductive thing. Anybody actually try some, have opinions? I kinda like my fingertip-only gloves. They give me the option of touching without "touching".

I realize hands are entirely conductive, but you can also feel with them, unlike gloves.

justperry
Jan 30, 2012, 10:46 PM
:eek::eek::eek:

Wow. I've owned probably a dozen pairs of gloves over the years - and I don't think I've spent $195 on all of them combined!

I've spend that money on gloves, am I crazy? No, it depends on what you do.
I always go to My job by bicycle and I get cold hands easily, and I hate cold hands, hurts like hell.
Those gloves where a leather outside, then a goretex inner glove and then another glove layer of fleece.
It's Goretex which make them expensive, all goretex have to be certified to get a license to make them.
Is it too expensive, not when you don't own a car which will cost a lot more in petrol, taxes, maintenance and the like.
There are a lot of people who buy expensive gloves, motorbikers for instance.

Would I buy gloves like this, no, I just get one glove of when I get a call but it is rare in the morning so early and in the afternoon I could easily just ignore it and call back when I am home 20 minutes(10 Km) later.

DarkAether
Jan 31, 2012, 06:23 AM
For the motorcycle:

http://www.aerostich.com/off-and-riding/gloves/elkskin-and-deerskin-gloves/aerostich-touch-screen-elkskin-ropers.html

monty77
Jan 31, 2012, 06:52 AM
Use this discount code to make the price tag easier to cope with ;-)

SNOWMOBILE

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hanguolaohu
Jan 31, 2012, 09:07 AM
Yeah $195 for a pair of touch capacitive gloves is crazy.

I have a pair of North Face eTips. The style looks better than my Agloves, but they don't function as well. First, the eTips only have capacitive thread on the thumb and index fingertip area, nowhere else. Plus the tip is a bit flat, so it's not as easy to get accurate typing as an Aglove, which contours to your fingertip shape. The Agloves work well, but just keep them away from velcro as the fibers get frayed easily.

TT - Niek
Feb 1, 2012, 03:39 PM
For any Dutch visitors, you can buy the gloves for a discount price at http://www.telecomtelecom.nl/stylus-pennen/21244-mujjo-touchscreen-gloves-male-ml and http://www.telecomtelecom.nl/stylus-pennen/21243-mujjo-touchscreen-gloves-female-sm

Bought a pair here two weeks ago. Work nicely with my iPhone and iPad and are very welcome during this cold week in Holland! :D

Slix
Feb 4, 2012, 11:29 AM
I got a pair that are great for $4 at Walgreens. Why pay $33?

pattesting
Apr 22, 2012, 03:42 PM
Sounds a good idea, but doesnt silver scratch the screen after a while ?

hanguolaohu
Apr 22, 2012, 03:59 PM
With every iPhone I've owned, I use a Power Support anti-glare screen protector.