Feeds

Gloves for (cold) gadget lovers

Touchscreen? No problem

Boost IT visibility and business value

Aside from the cold, winter presents a unique problem for gadget fans: operating touchscreen devices while wearing gloves. But not any more, thanks to Tavo.

Tavo_gloves_01

Tavo gadget gloves can be worn whilst operating an iPod or iPhone

That’s because Tavo gloves promise to let you operate an “iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry Storm or other touchscreen device”, without you having to take them off so that the screen or scroll wheel can recognise your finger’s touch.

PlayPoint, the company behind the gloves, is very light on the technical specifications, to say the least. The company’s only said that in-house technology is what will make the difference between cold hands and the full use of your gadgets.

It also said the gloves have silicone sections on them for “enhanced grip and control”.

Tavo_gloves_02

Could it be true?

Register Hardware’s a little sceptical though, because gadgets with a capacitive touchscreen – such as the iPhone - rely on being touched by a finger in order to work out what part of the screen you’ve pressed.

From experience, we’ve found that a gloved hand can operate the iPod’s scroll wheel. It just depends how thick the glove is and how hard you press, but the iPod's response is still a little hit and miss.

Nonetheless, if you fancy giving the Tavo gloves a chance to keep your hands warm and your iPhone in full use then they are available now online for around $25 (£16/€19).

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech
Sadly Navdy kit doesn't include Sidewinder missile to blast traffic
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
Things are looking up in Flappy Bird sequel
'Swing Copters' offers the same gameplay but in a different direction
NVIDIA claims first 64-bit ARMv8 SoC for Androids
Mile-High 'Denver' Tegra K1 successor said to rival PC performance
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.