GBM Shortcut: GloveTips Is a DIY Solution to Gloves on a Touch Screen

We’ve been running several posts about products designed to let you use your capacitive touch screen devices out of doors in cold weather and given that the US (at least the central and eastern part of the US) is in the grips of a major cold wave, I’m guessing that some are looking for solutions to keep their hands covered while tapping away on their screens.

One such solution is GloveTips. Keep in mind this is a Do It Yourself (DIY) solution and it requires a bit more dexterity than I happen to have to get them to work well. At least I hope that’s the case. Essentially, GloveTips provide you with tips that react with your capacitive screen. You have to install them on a pair of gloves using the included kit. The kit and the tips set you back $19.99.

The process of installing the tips into the glove is pretty straight forward and you do have everything you need, but like I said you need to have patience to make it come out just right. I liken it to installing a screen protector on a smartphone.

In any regard you can check out GloveTips in the video below and also see that I had different levels of success with different touch screen devices as I try them out on an iPhone, and iPad, and the Tega V2 Tablet.

  

Comments

  1. brian says

    I think you had a bit of an issue with the installation process. You need to make sure the conductive fabric makes contact with your hand and the dot should be in a location where you naturally touch the device. It appears to be mounted too far down on the finger. So when you were touching the screen, the conductive portion (the silver dot) wasn’t making contact with the screen.

  2. brian says

    I think you had a bit of an issue with the installation process. You need to make sure the conductive fabric makes contact with your hand and the dot should be in a location where you naturally touch the device. It appears to be mounted too far down on the finger. So when you were touching the screen, the conductive portion (the silver dot) wasn’t making contact with the screen.

    • Anonymous says

      I thought so too at first, but I did the install again and that is how I touch those screens. I think the proof is in the fact that the iPhone and Tega v2 work well and the iPad did not using the same installation on both attempts.

      • brian says

        That’s very strange because it works perfectly with my iPad.

        Note to others: watch the videos on the GloveTips website to help aid you in selecting the location of your mount. Also make sure that the conductive fabric is pushed up inside the fingertip hole so you always make good contact with your hand while operating your touchscreen.

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