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iPhone Gloves for Smartphone Capacitive Touch Screen Texting

Updated on July 3, 2013

Smartphone and iPhone Texting Gloves

Smartphone texting gloves solve the problem of sending text messages whilst wearing gloves during those cold winter months. The simple fact of the matter is, you can't text and wear traditional gloves at the same time, the touch screen just will not allow it. Neither can you use any of the other features of your phone which require access to the capacitive touch screen without removing your gloves first. Even answering a smartphone like an iPhone requires touching the screen and therefore removing your gloves first unless you're smart and have invested in a good pair of capacitive gloves for touch screens.

Capacitive touch screen gloves are not just for smartphones however. They're great for use as iPad gloves or for other touch screen tablet computers. They will also work with touch screen ATM machines or at the gas pump. These types of input devices are becoming increasingly prevalent in today's society so it only makes sense to keep up with the times by buying handwear which moves with the times.

If you have ever experienced the frustration of missing a call because of fumbling for your phone and then having to struggle out of your gloves before answering it then a pair of text messaging gloves are just what you need. Equally, if you have ever been outside in the cold with your fingers turning blue as you text message your friends while your gloves sit useless to one side then again, these are for you. There is no longer any to suffer these problems when there is such a simple and stylish solution.

iPhone texting gloves solve these problems and they're a cool talking point too which will make you the envy of all your friends. These high tech text messaging gloves are available for men and women, in a variety of styles and colors to suit all outfits and occasions. The following selection of capacitive gloves for typing on touch screens are all designed to make you life easier and have good reviews from their owners so you can be assured of their quality and ability to do the job for which they are created.

Recommended Unisex Smartphone Texting Gloves

You don't have to spend a fortune to get a good pair of capacitive gloves for using touch screens and you don't have to sacrifice style or comfort either. One of the original producers of gloves for iPhones and touch screens in general is Agloves who actually make gloves which are completely capacitive by weaving silver thread in with the material rather than just making a conductive fingertip as many others do. Customers love these gloves as shown by their top rating on Amazon.

Smartphone Texting Gloves For Women

Many texting gloves are unisex in their design and in rather uninspiring greys and blacks - dullsville! For something a little more feminine, check out the range of women's texting gloves for iPhone and Android smartphones below.

Texting Gloves For Men

Looking for something a little more manly, in heavy duty material and in larger sizes? These capactive gloves for men are great gloves for using an Ipad outdoors or accessing your other touch screen gadgets outside in the cold winter months.

Types of Smartphone Texting Gloves

There are several different ways glove designers have found to get around the problem of smartscreen texting whilst wearing gloves, from the high tech, to simple year innovative techniques.

The coolest, are the high tech gloves for texting from people like Aglove. These nifty little beauties feature conductive metal elements woven into the material so the phone's touch screen is fooled into thinking it is being touched by a human finger. Not only are these very accurate but give you full ten finger functionality, letting you text away as if you were not wearing gloves at all!

Another alternative are the hybrid fingerless gloves out there. Normal fingerless gloves work too, but then you've always got the tips of your fingers exposed to the cold - brrr! The hybrid kind features removable fingertips which flip open individually freeing your fingers for their typing on a touch screen without having to remove your whole hand from its cozy abode.

Or you can go with flip top mittens instead. Normal mittens leave your fingers bagged up like woolen crab claws and unable to effectively text message even if the touch screens let you. These types of texting mittens have flip open tops which open up freeing your fingers for using your phone in an instant.

How Capacitive Touch Screen Typing Gloves Work

Technological advances are generally for the better but often offer up some pretty unique challenges in places you would not have imagined. Capacitive touch screens are becoming an increasingly prevalent part of daily lives with touch screens being seen at the gas pump, A.T.M. machines, self service checkouts, and more so on smartphones like the iPhone and Blackberry and now on the widely popular Ipad and other tablet computer devices. The sad thing is, touchscreens and gloves do not play well together so with the coming of the chilly winter months that presents something of a dilemma for users of these devices who want to keep their hands warm at the same time.

The problem arises with the way touch screen enabled devices actually work. You see, without getting too technical, they respond to the electric signals transmitted via the touch of human skin and any kind of non-conductive barrier between your fingertip and the screen prevents the device from receiving your input. Woolen or leather gloves cover your fingers and hence, you have to remove them to get any kind of input accepted. Naturally, with any such problem the solution is to adapt or die and glove makers have come to the rescue with several ways to enable you to continue using these devices even whilst wearing their gloves.

Enter the range of capacitive touch screen typing gloves. These men's and women's gloves suitable for touch screens enable you to continue to use all these devices whilst still keeping your hands covered up. The trick is to Some use electromagnetic dot in the fingertip of the index finger, or all fingertips depending on the make, to trick the device into accepting your input as if you were touching the screen with an uncovered finger. Others like the Aglove have silver fibers woven into the fabric to provide a glove which is completely conductive all over and others use a conductive fabric patch on each fingertip. All of these solutions work and that gives you lots of options for finding both a warm, attractive and functional iPhone texting gloves or capactive touch screen iPad glove for typing in a style which suits you.

More Mens and Womens Gloves For Sending Text Messages

Why can't I wear gloves to text on my phone? Why doesn't my iPhone work with gloves on? I can't use my iPhone whilst wearing gloves! Comments like these abound from people who do not understand how capacitive touch screens work but a simple pair of electrically conductive gloves which mimic the electrical impulses from your fingers can easily solve that problem. These are great iPad gloves and text messaging gloves for Android devices, Blackberry and iPhone amongst others.

Do you love your texting gloves? Do you prefer using an iPhone stylus pen or fingerless mittens instead? Have your say below!

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    Odille Rault 

    7 years ago from Gloucester

    Oh, these are so clever! I had no idea there was such a thing as texting gloves! What a brilliant idea! Great selection, great lens!

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    7 years ago

    I think texting gloves or stylus pen would be nicer then fingerless mittens. :)

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    bernie74 lm 

    7 years ago

    A great idea. and a great lens. thanks for sharing

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    7 years ago

    These are great gloves...there really is a difference when texting with these gloves.

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    goo2eyes lm 

    7 years ago

    a nice gift this christmas for someone who has everything.


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