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GloveTips let you use your iPhone while still wearing gloves

If you’re an iPhone user (or have any phone with a touchscreen) you’re probably not enjoying this time of year. The cold weather doesn’t harm the phone any, but it does make you want to put on a pair of gloves to keep your digits warm. Unfortunately capacitive touchscreens require a little bit of human contact in order to register input. Of course you can always get around this, if you know what you’re doing and have the right materials.

GloveTips are little disks that you install in the tip of your glove fingers. The disks have a piece of special conductive thread stitched in the center, which is also threaded inside your glove. As long as your hand is inside the glove and touching the thread, you will be able to type on your touchscreen with whatever fingers have the GloveTips on them. A set of three tips will set you back $20.


  • I would imagine a $0.10 rivet would accomplish the same thing…

  • This kinda makes my day. No more cursing as I yank gloves off and smudge up the screen

  • Kinda stuff Ive been wanting all along. It is really painful to pluck out your gloves to fiddle the touch screen on a cold winter day. Gives a new meaning to ‘touch’

  • Or buy yourself a spool of conductive thread and make DOZENS of gloves. Wait, forget I said anything, I'm off to make my fortune on Etsy. ;-)

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