Sometimes I get a lot of grief from my friends for wearing fingerless gloves during the wintertime. “You look like a hobo. How do your fingers keep warm?” says my one friend, wagging their mitten covered hand at me. I know fingerless gloves don’t exactly keep you as warm as you would like, but for me, it’s their functionality that warms me over. Simply put, I like wearing them because I can operate my phone easier. I have a touch phone and there’s nothing more obnoxious than needing to write a text in a pinch when you have to shuffle off gloves, tuck them under your armpit or pocket and start typing away. It’s just easier for me.
If you still aren’t convinced and would rather keep your gloves, texting with your iPhone or touchscreen phone got a lot easier during the wintertime. The company, Quirky, created some removable mini conductive pins that attach to the fingertips of your gloves and operate just like your bare fingertips. So keep your fingers warm and type away.