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AnyGlove Could Solve a Major Winter Woe

Two years ago, you couldn’t find a pair of gloves you could wear and still answer a smartphone to save your life. Things have definitely changed, with glove offerings including the Isotoner Smartouch Gloves (which I own, and mostly really like), to the Mujjo Conductive Touchscreen Gloves (which I really wanted to own, but the shipping was cost-prohibitive), Etre Fivepoint and Touchy gloves, and even a pair from Boss Tech Products that have guns on them. But those all have the same problem, which is that you have to wear the gloves they have, in the colours they offer, in the sizes available, no matter if you like them or not.

So then you get into ways of turning your existing gloves, which presumably you already like as far as fit, style and colour, into touchscreen-capable gloves. In this category, you have Glove Pins, which work, but seem unwieldy, and Emitips, which can be ironed on to your existing gloves…which is great, unless your gloves can’t be ironed. Better, but still not perfect.

AnyGlove may not be perfect, either, but it’s getting a lot closer. This isn’t something that needs to be sewn on, or stuck through, or ironed on. What you get is a bottle of liquid polymer you apply to the fingers of your gloves with an eye dropper. Just a few drops is supposed to work on virtually any fabric gloves are made of, although they do warn that it could darken light colours. It won’t last forever, of course, but then you get a whole bottle of it. One treatment can last up to a few months, depending on what else you’re doing with your gloves.

What I find neat about this is it’s a water-based solution, so if you accidentally get it on something you didn’t mean to treat, you can rinse it out while it’s still wet. Even if you don’t notice until it’s dry, you can use a regular stain treatment and wash normally, and it will come out after washing. Yet it doesn’t come off your gloves as long as you let it completely dry before using or laundering them. If you use it too soon and get some on your screen, simply wipe the screen off with a clean, dry cloth. Not only is it water-soluble, but it’s environmentally safe, REACH Compliant and has a very low order of toxicity.

Each bottle will run you just $14.95 US. You’ve spent that much money on stupider things, don’t try to tell me different. Why not pick some up and see if it works?


Source: Gizmag

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