Glovetip, an alternative to the touchscreen gloves that is a simple accessory for your already existing pair of gloves/mitts. Two designers created the Glovetip, a small conductive button that you attach to your own pair of gloves or mittens. The idea came about in 2009 when the designer’s phone rang and he couldn’t answer it because of his gloves. Touch-screens need static electricity from your skin to work. Unlike old touchscreens you could just tap it with a pen or pencil and it works, these days touchscreens don’t work like that anymore so on cold winter days when you wear gloves your phone is basically inoperative! You don’t have to change your style, just attach the Glovetip. These buttons transfer the electricity from your finger to the screen at the speed of light. The instructions on the back make it seem really simple and suggest you have to press down and twist for about half a minute. No biggie though, it’s only a few extra seconds. Very amazing product design!
It seems like a great idea considering that people can continue to use what they already have. The button itself is also small and not noticeable unless you look closely, so the added convenience won’t hurt your style. On mittens, it’s still able to react to the screen but you have to angle your finger a little higher so that it’s lying straight on the screen. The buttons are perfect for simple tap or swipe games but isn’t really ideal for texting. On gloves, it does work a little better because you have more control. Super cool invention that I think I just may invest into for the cold winters that I spend in Tennessee!