No need for frostbite
Two boffins have worked out a way of using a touch screen
while wearing gloves.
Larry Lairson and Chris Harrison were worried about how
they could use their iPhone in the winter when their hands were too cold
and needed gloves. DOTS Gloves are designed so users of touchscreen devices
can make calls or scroll through e-mails without risking frostbitten
The gloves, ranging from $15 to $25, feature little
conductive dots on three fingertips, enabling wearers to tap away without
being barehanded. There have been gloves designed for use with touchscreens
before but these were too thick. DOTS Gloves look identical to
regular lightweight gloves.
The gloves are made out of a conductive yarn for the dots
instead of metal and they are available in new knit models. Apple fan boys apparently are not that impressed. DOTS
gloves are not as effective as fingers, they moan. However this is more to
do with the fact that the DOTS gloves are not an officially approved
Apple accessory. If Steve Jobs thought of it they would say the glove was even more effective than fingers.
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