Droid screen & gloves


Gloves and conductive screens don't mix well. What's your solution?

Poll closed Dec 16, 2009.
  1. Take off glove(s) to use phone.

    10 vote(s)
    38.5%
  2. Wear fingerless gloves.

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. Wear convertible mittens w/ hidden fingerless gloves.

    1 vote(s)
    3.8%
  4. Use conductive thread to make conductive pads on my gloves.

    1 vote(s)
    3.8%
  5. Buy conductive gloves.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. I've come up with another solution. (Please tell us!)

    1 vote(s)
    3.8%
  7. I don't wear gloves or mittens, so it's not an issue.

    11 vote(s)
    42.3%

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  1. KansasKate

    KansasKate New Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's winter, and I just changed from a pressure screen Delve to a capacitive screen Droid so I'm curious about gloves...
     

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  2. iclickjohn

    iclickjohn Well-Known Member

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    while wearing gloves screen doesn't function. Now that its cold. Yay, can't answer phone. That poll said that a material could be sewn onto the fingertips of the gloves.
    Also noticed that a stylus doesn't function screen. One more reason to move South.
     
  3. dcorn

    dcorn Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of fairly thin Under Armour gloves, sorta like the kind that are meant to be used as ski glove liners, that actually work with my droid. Every press doesn't work, but I think they are just thin enough to register on the screen.

    Don't really keep my hands warm below 40 though...


    North face makes gloves for capacitive screens.
     
  4. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Well-Known Member

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    Really?! Is this a question? As Americans, have we become so lazy we can't even take off our gloves to answer our phone? Even before I had a capacitive touch screen phone, my call/talk button on my flip phone were too small to touch with my gloves on, so I had to take off my gloves even then to answer a phone call.
     
  5. melmigs

    melmigs Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's a matter of being lazy (for me at least), it's about having cold hands (or hand, since you really only need one hand to answer a call/type a quick text).
     
  6. Barbara

    Barbara Well-Known Member

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    Etip gloves by North Face (Sold out-except I do think there was one place that had extra large)

    Dots gloves (Sold out)

    Tavo gloves (bad review)

    That's all I found.
     
  7. ggans

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    They sell "conductive thread" that you can just thread through a normal gloves tips to use any glove. You can read about it on Lifehacker.
     
  8. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member

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    I don't know where you live, but up here in Minnesota, taking your gloves off for 5 minutes can cause frostbite. With air temps at 10 below and a windchill of -30, you keep your gloves on.

    My gloves, made by CRG, are glove mitten combos. The fingers of the liners let me still use the captive touch on my G1. And yes, it still works normal at -10f.
     
  9. JoeKC

    JoeKC Active Member

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    Same here. My very thin gloves are kind of hit/miss. Such gloves are pretty worthless in the cold but I wear them in stores, etc. because I'm a bit of a germaphobic. The only good solution is to take them off while using the phone.
     
  10. chehitskenniexd

    chehitskenniexd Member

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    I remember my friend showed me there's brand called 180 that makes gloves that are especially for touch items, such as th ipod touch (example). I'm sure you can look into those.
     
  11. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    Just out of curiosity why do you live there? I have never understood why anyone would subject themselves to these types of conditions.
     
  12. Miront

    Miront Active Member

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    Those North Face gloves are slick. Being from ND it can be -20 for weeks on end. Those XL should fit good. Going to have to get my self a Christmas gift. Thanks for the heads-up Barbara.
     
  13. jeepguy_1980

    jeepguy_1980 Well-Known Member

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    I have several pairs of gloves that work with my phone. One pair is just a pair of motorcycle gloves and another is a pair of flight gloves.
     
  14. Snowman

    Snowman Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of Under Armour winter running gloves and I can use my droid without too much of a struggle.
     
  15. Miront

    Miront Active Member

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    I think I have those same Under Armor Running Gloves. I will have to try those out. They are the ones that have the sticky UA symbol all over the palm and fingers?
     
  16. Snowman

    Snowman Well-Known Member

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    ^Yes sir, those are the one. The only thing that doesn't work too well with the gloves are the 4 buttons under the screen and texting using the onscreen keyboard
     
  17. gotwillk

    gotwillk Well-Known Member

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    I use fingerless gloves. they aren't warmest but they get the job done. might think of investing in some of those etip gloves though. my coworker has some but they are pretty thin. was thinking ii'd wear the fingerless gloves on top of the etip gloves to have extra warmth lol.
     
  18. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member

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    Not hijacking thread !!!!!!!!!!

    Its amazing up here. The first week or so of cold bothers everyone. After that everyone goes back to normal activities. When even mountain bike all winter. I also snowshoe. In January theres even a Winter Carnival with 3 parades, a 12 day long treasure hunt ($10,000) and every few years the build a huge ice palace made from blocks of ice cut from local lakes. I almost forgot Mountain bike racing on lakes.

    Anyway winter is just as fun as summer, you just need to dress right.
     
  19. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

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    @Barbara I was in my local EMS and I saw they had all sizes. You gotta visit a few brick and mortar locations but you can find them.

    Honestly just buy a nice pair of cheap fleece gloves and then a smalls pool of conductive thread. (Cheapest I've seen) and sew into the index/pointer finger and maybe the middle if you use it. I may try this, this weekend if I can find a similar fleece pair like what I currently have. Don't want to risk ruining them :)
     
  20. spectrrr

    spectrrr Well-Known Member

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    The made-for-iPhones stylus seems to come to mind, tho I have never tried it.
     
  21. klaw23

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    This problem always bugged me too. I just made an app called SkiPhone. My goal is to create a shake interface for all the things you would want to do with your phone on the slopes, so you don't have to take off your gloves. Right now you can place/answer/hangup calls, and I'm working on a way to take pictures too. Check it out at: skiphone.blogspot.com
     

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