This is a clever way to cash in on the Smartphone craze, and it’s just in time for the holidays. A company called Agloves has developed a special glove that can be used on phone touchscreens, the benefit being that you can use your phone in the cold winter months without taking your gloves off. It’s a simple concept, but there’s apparently some weird science behind it.
According to the Agloves website, they have put silver into the fabric in order to transmit the body’s natural “bioelectricity” to the touchscreen. Yeah. OK, whatever you say. That’s probably more than we need to know – we just want to know if they work. Even though the gloves are lined with this hi-tech bioelectric-transmitting silver, they are still reasonably priced under $25 a pair, which is worth taking a chance if you are outside a lot in the winter and you need to send out texts in the snowstorm.
Beyond that, it’s great marketing. Smartphones are becoming ubiquitous, and now is a good time to jump on the bandwagon. Giving people a practical product that can tie-in to the smartphone craze is super smart and right on time.