Getting the Digits: Gloves for Warmth and Touch Screens

We love a White Christmas as much as the next guy, but everything before and after is brutal. Snowfall, frigid temperatures and a stiffening wind have a way of dampening spirits, but productivity shouldn’t be affected. We’re talking about the important kind of productivity here: text messages, twitter, Angry Birds, the whole iNineyards. Even if you weren’t part of Snowpocalypse 2010 – or enduring a Chicago winter – you’re going to find yourself in need of quality gloves at some point. Fortunately, warm and fuzzy doesn’t have to mean disconnected. These pairs of technologically advanced glove options allow you operate your all-important mobile devices if and when you decide to brave the cold.

North Face Etip Gloves – $40

Silicone gripper palms and the North Face name mean quality – and you get to look like Tron.

Etre Touchy – $30

Available in a Pantone array of colors and patterns, you get the warmth of wool for all but your two “business” fingers.

Fivepoint Gloves – $39

Also by Etre, these are just like the Touchy gloves except with conductive fingertips.

A Gloves – $18

Knitting space age materials into a lightweight glove allows you to operate any device with any part of your hand.

Quirky Digits Glove Pins – $14

While not technically gloves, these silicone glove pins easily snap onto any existing pair of gloves to make them iCompatible.

Freehands Fleece Gloves – $20

Feels like the Thinsulate gloves you loved in high school, but the thumb and index finger are flapped for easy device access.

Touchscreen Glove Kit  – $7

Using the gloves you love, basic sewing skills and the supplied thread and fabric, sew conductive patches into your location of choice.

Aquatech Gloves – $50

Put on the insulated, waterproofed, and fleece wristed gloves, and then pop your finger and thumb out of the expandable holes.

Marled Convertible Gloves – $24

These marled acrylic, convertible gloves give you the functionality of fingerless and the warmth of mittens, with a one button transformation.

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