Surrey, United Kingdom – Touchscreens have become an important part of many peoples’ lives, through the use of tablet devices, music players and mobile phones. From teenagers to commuters, hikers to mums who network, we have all come to rely on our touchscreen devices in quite a significant way. Portable digital computers and handsets are simply an integral part of our busy every day lives.
In the fair weather months, communicating outside does not pose much of a problem, but during the long winters however, operating touchscreen devices becomes more of an issue. Frozen fingers cannot tweet, mail or select the right tune on icy mornings.
As we move through this digital age and become increasingly reliant on the ability to connect and to be connected constantly, we find that this need extends throughout the winter, with the result that gadget lovers’ fingertips remain frozen while they tap away.
The idea of freeing our hands from gloves in order to communicate with each other is not one we particularly relish when it is freezing outside, yet we cannot operate our iPhones, iPads and other high-tech gadgets whilst wearing ordinary gloves. The screens need tactile contact from our fingers to work, because they use the small amounts of electrical charge from our skin. Unfortunately, conductivity is destroyed by gloved fingers!
A modern, novel solution to this problem is to wear specially designed touchscreen friendly gloves. Touchscreen gloves are infused with threads of silver or other conductive material, which are then combined with regular fibers. These threads permeate through the gloves, allowing them to make the crucial electrical contact with touch screen devices, whilst keeping your hands warm.
The metal infused threads run throughout the fingers of each glove, meaning that the user can operate their touchscreen portable device, using their thumb and one or more fingers. Tapping, scrolling and touching these screens is easily achieved by fingers that remain comfortably warm.
Most touchscreen gloves have the appearance of regular winter gloves, and the range on offer is improving all the time. There are many different styles and thicknesses of glove to choose from throughout the marketplace to suit everyone’s taste, and some even offer unique features like being waterproof. TouchAbility has scoured the market and identified some of the best touchscreen gloves on offer today, and they are constantly on the lookout for more future trends as they emerge.
Located in the UK, TouchAbility was founded in 2010 and quickly became one of the leading UK based online retailers of touchscreen friendly gloves. Now manufacturing and selling a wider range of gadgets and accessories, their goal is to ensure that every product they offer adds something special to the everyday technology that we now take for granted, enhancing the user experience. Copyright (C) 2012 TouchAbility. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.