Mujjo's Conductive Gloves Swipe to Unlock on a Cold Day

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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 that he wears fingerless gloves in order to use all his touchscreen devices, and claimed that capacitive touch gloves weren't fashionable.


    Fashionable or not, a Dutch company has created a set of 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, they work as designed.

    Mujjo's touchscreen gloves come in only two sizes, but stretch to accommodate the largest of hands. They are available from Mujjo's website 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
  2. lodenmuse macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007
    Only 2 sizes??

    For $33, are they twice as good as my Agloves?

  3. jpmack macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2003
    Target sells gloves with conductive fingertips for a whole lot less. My wife uses them and says they work as advertised.
  4. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Coventry, UK
  5. lverg macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2012
    At the department store where I work we sold hundreds of these gloves in just one weekend. They were much cheaper though (same brand).
  6. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    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...
  7. shareef777 macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    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).
  8. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    And which store is this?
  9. Wang Foolio macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2010
    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.
  10. LaDirection macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2006
    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 :

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

    Mar 5, 2007
    Better than Agloves?

    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.
  12. nzlucas macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2010
    The north face 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
  13. Schmitty11 macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2011
    Get your favorite gloves and buy some conducting thread ($12) and weave it in a few of the fingers. There saved you 20 bucks.
  14. agentkow macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2003
    Vancouver, Canada
    Just this week I bought a pair of Glider Gloves 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:
  15. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    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.
  16. bruinselmann macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2009
    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 :)
  17. Dades macrumors member


    May 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    What a useless piece of news.

    I've been using my €5 conductive finger gloves for months.
  18. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Not the first to do this for sure. My wife has the Agloves which are pretty much identical to the gloves in the "article," if you can call it that.

  19. acarney macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007

    Specifically these....

    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 :-/
  20. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002

    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!
  21. madmax1970 macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2011
    much better the following
    they're regular wool gloves knitted from 70% high quality lambswool + conductive fiber
  22. acarney macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    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:
  23. goombamd macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010

    Yeah this is nothing new from,, or any other brand...
  24. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    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.
  25. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    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.

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