Winter is here again, for those of us that do a lot of outside activities we have that decision – do we use our phone and get blue hands, or do we just not use the phone and keep hands in pockets or in nice thick gloves. Not any more! You can now get capacitive gloves, well the market is slowly being flooded with them, but they are not all as good as they claim – this could be about to change.
I give you the MediaDevil Capacitouch Soft Knit Touch Screen Gloves. These are available for £17.97 from MediaDevil or from Amazon (sold by MediaDevil)
In The Packet
A pair of gloves, if your lucky and you order from the correct place you might also get some sweets with your delivery.
– Genuine Wool
– Stainless Steel Fibre
– Steel Fibre in every finger
– Choice of two colours
– Choice of three sizes
Contains: Wool, Stainless Steel Fibre, Acrylic, Polyester, Elastane
You put the gloves on your hands and then touch the screen with your hands…magic!
But in all seriousness lets move on to the good and bad points.
Every finger has capacitive tips – no more only using one finger, or two – Smartphones are increasingly reliant on more than just single or dual finger inputs so it is handy to not have to be limited in usage just because you are wearing gloves.
Choice of colours and sizes (grey or black and in three sizes).
Warm but not chunky – Thick touch screen gloves can be inaccurate and hard to use, but thin gloves are cold… these however are a good balance of the two.
Use of stainless steel fibre means the gloves can be washed without reducing the effectiveness of the product. I have owned several other pairs of similar gloves over the past 2 years and they all dramatically reduce in effectiveness after a wash, usually because they actually use silver painted fibres that washes off. (Although I have not actually tried washing these gloves myself, so this is all theoretical)
Being largely made of wool has the inherent flaw of being easy to ‘catch’ – causing damage quite easily.
Size guide is slightly off – they recommend you order a size smaller than you might think you need, which I did, and they are long in the fingers (even though I have very large fingers, but fit nicely else where) – so be careful when looking at the size guides, if in doubt order smaller.
There are two things a glove like this should do, firstly be warm and secondly work well on a touch screen. Capacitouch Soft Knit Touch Screen Gloves do both! The only negative aspect I can really draw on in a conclusion is the choice of material, being ‘knitted wool’ leaves it open for easy catching of material causing holes to easily form. For this reason my score is only 4 out of 5.
For the price and overall product though, you cannot really go far wrong in purchasing a pair of these.