When you find yourself exposed to the great British winter, you need your gloves to prevent your fingers from freezing (some might argue that you need your gloves in the great British summer too). Our extremities suffer in the cold weather because our bodies send less blood to our fingers and toes, choosing to heat our internal organs instead. We therefore need gloves - they become the perfect insulators for icy fingers.
So how do we cope with our smartphones and tablets in the cold? With the digital age well and truly upon us, many of the devices we use have touchscreens that need to be activated. The simple answer is that we take our gloves off. We can’t activate today’s capacitive touchscreens when our fingers are encased in wool, so we must grit our teeth and bear the cold while we text, talk or check our in-boxes. This is because normal winter gloves act as an electrical insulator; they are designed to keep our hands warm. They do not understand our digital cravings. A simple solution might be to avoid using our devices in the cold, but most of us can’t keep our hands off them for that long!
Most modern phones and tablets use capacitive touch screen technology. It works by interpreting a very small electrical charge from the user’s finger tip. Because the charge is so tiny, it will not transfer through a glove.
Our new Touchscreen Gloves solve the problem of choosing between hyperthermia and digital isolation. They incorporate conductive material into all five fingers, making it possible for users to sign in, type and perform a multitude of touch gestures without having to remove their gloves.
So you needn’t lose the circulation in your fingers any longer; wear our Touchscreen Gloves and enjoy your frosty winters the smart way.