In the winter, typical gloves slow you down and make it hard to keep up with your communications. It is likely that you will have to choose between keeping your hands warm and taking a phone call or answering a text message. Luckily, you don’t have to compromise. Touchscreen gloves are the solution to this problem, and a good pair of touchscreen gloves will keep your hands warm and still give you total access to your smartphone.
Glider Gloves are the world’s best touchscreen gloves. Glider Gloves have been around since their launch in 2010, and have been all the rage ever since. We’ve been featured as the top touchscreen glove on The Wirecutter, as a popular showcase at the Sundance Film Festival and more. We promise to give you a quality product that you will undoubtedly love.
Glider Gloves are Functional
Other gloves only allow you phone access on your fingertips, while Glider Gloves allow you to use your whole hand. Now, you can use your phone how you like to, and you don’t have to adapt your habits to get the most out of your glove. With Glider Gloves, you can swipe or tap with your knuckles, or even your palm if that’s your thing.
The secret? We weave special conductive copper fibers into the entire glove to bridge the electrical gap between you and your phone that is created when you put gloves on. To better understand this, let’s take a look at how your touchscreen works.
We strive to find that perfect balance of warmth and protection while keeping your gloved fingers working!
Your Electric Current
More likely than not, your smartphone’s touchscreen is capacitive, meaning that it picks up on anything on your screen that holds an electrical charge. Since our bodies are made up of energy, we will transfer energy to or from anything that we touch with a different electric charge than ours. When our bare finger touches the screen, tiny electrical charges are transferred from the phone to our finger, allowing the device to sense where our finger has tapped. When you wear gloves, that energy transfer is blocked, preventing you from using your capacitive device. Since metal conducts electrical energy, adding a copper fiber into the gloves allows you to keep them on while still being able to use your phone.
Capacitive devices are different from resistive touch screens. Resistive touch devices use pressure to locate touch. Since they do not rely on the transmission of an electric current, you wouldn’t need to have special gloves to be able to apply pressure to your screen. Resistive screens are not as clear or bright as capacitive, and can only read one touch at a time, making them an inferior option to capacitive screens for the latest smartphones.
Glider Gloves come in two different styles: urban and winter. The Urban Style Touchscreen Gloves are perfect for days that aren’t freezing, but still cold enough to be uncomfortable on your hands. The Winter Style Touchscreen Gloves step it up a notch to give you a warmer glove while maintaining the touchscreen compatibility and functionality of the Urban Style.
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What Sets Us Apart?
We take pride in our work, and have used your feedback to make the best product available that solves one of our common problems. We know how important communication is to your day to day life, and we believe that nothing should get in the way of that vital communication. Our smartphones bring us together, and there is no reason to have to compromise that to be comfortable in the cold.
Are you tired of wasting money on touchscreen gloves that just don’t work? Before you give up, give us a try. Our gloves are affordable and ship free anywhere in Canada and the United States. We promise that you will not be disappointed. Browse our website and don’t hesitate to contact us for support.
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