Four Pairs of Phone-Friendly Gloves. For Reals.Gabrielle Blair
You know the deal. It’s cold and you need your gloves on. Because you’re pushing a stroller or holding a toddler’s hand. But you can’t use your phone with gloves on. The buttons are too tiny. Or you have an iphone and the touch screen won’t work without skin-on-screen contact.
I assumed this was a sad fact of modern day life. And then I was reminded that humans are pretty darn creative and can solve pretty much any problem. For your wonderment and satisfaction, here are four pairs of clever gloves that will help you survive this winter — including a pair you can win!
1) SmarTouch Gloves by Isotoner.
These are so new on the scene, Isotoner hasn’t even posted info about them yet. But I tried a sample pair this week, and they work like a dream. They are made to use with touch screens and they’re the real deal. The thumb and forefinger of each glove has a conductive thread that sends an electrical pulse to your screen — while your fingers stay toasty warm. Extra fun: win a pair! Just leave a comment here. The winner will be announced at the bottom of this post on Friday.
2) Haypenny Handmittens.
Made for strollers, it will keep hands cozy while braving the cold. And when you need to find something in your diaper bag, you won’t need to take off and pull on your gloves. Haypenny Handmittens are lined with fleece and backed with corduroy. They work with one and two-handled strollers and can even attach to the child safety bar. You can shop their collection or have one made from your favorite old sweater. Neat!
3) Etre Touchy.
The tops of the index finger and thumb on these gloves are missing. So you’ll be as nimble as if you weren’t wearing gloves at all. The new winter collection will be ready to buy on November 1st. Bookmark their site so you don’t forget.
4) Dots Gloves.
They’re called the iPhone glove and I think they’re the prettiest option out there. They’re made from Merino lambswool and promise to “keep people connected by eliminating their need to remove ordinary gloves in order to answer a simple phone call, text or email on their iPhone.”
There you have it. Four great choices for busy winter Mom hands. Don’t forget to leave a comment to win a pair of the SmarTouch by Isotoner gloves.