There was a lot of talking about wearable gadgets this year, glasses and all, but one wearable item that snuck up on us and will likely stay with us is capacitive gloves that work with touchscreens. As our essential devices, smartphones, tablets and laptops, now all have capacitive touchscreens, the users in cold climate or during the winter months in most latitudes would appreciate gloves that allow them to use their devices without having to expose their hands to cold air. The Moshi Digits Touchscreen Gloves are among the thicker capacitive gloves that are soft yet very effective when using the touchscreen through the gloves.
Compared to the Glider Gloves, the Moshi Digits Touchscreen Gloves are more suited for the winter. The dual layer gloves have acrylic, nylon and polyester mixture exterior that's soft and keeps shape well. The interior of the gloves is lined with microfleece that feels super soft and cushy. The wristbands on the Moshi Digits Touchscreen Gloves are double folded to keep the gloves securely on your hands and block wind from coming through the opening. The Moshi Digits Touchscreen Gloves comes in two colors and two sizes: light gray (Small/Medium) and dark gray (Large). The light gray ones should fit most women's hands and the dark gray ones should fit average men's hands. The gloves are hand-washable in cold water.
The Moshi Digits Touchscreen Gloves work with all smartphones, tablets and laptops with capacitive touchscreens. Each of the fingertips on the gloves is made with metal conductive fiber and areas that are conductive have a different shade so that you know where works with the touchscreen, though the area on each finger is quite large so you shouldn't have trouble with fingers on either hand. With the exception of the fingerprint scanner on the new iPhone 5s, which requires direct skin contact, the Moshi Digits Touchscreen Gloves worked with all iPhone models, Android smartphones and tablets and the iPad models very well in our tests. We also tested laptops with touchscreen and the gloves worked like a charm and even worked very well on the capacitive touchpads on the MacBook models and Windows 8 laptop models. The gloves had no trouble when we operated near the edges of touchscreens and the experience didn't differ from using naked fingers.
The Moshi Digits Touchscreen Gloves also has rubber like tracks that Moshi calls GripTrak on the palm side of the gloves to help with grip of your devices. Even though the gloves are soft and flexible, these tracks do make the grip less slippery as they're well placed to position the grippy areas on the edges and the back center of the device when you hold it in your hands.
Since most of our mobile devices have touchscreens now, these capacitive touchscreen gloves are here to stay. The Moshi Digits Touchscreen Gloves are thick enough to keep your hands warm at around 0-degree Celsius or 32-degree Fahrenheit temperature. The gloves work with all touchscreens very well and have nice grippy patterns to help handle your mobile devices better. The color selection isn't that wide but both gray versions should fit most winter coats and jackets.
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4.5 What's Hot: Very soft and cushy, comfortable to wear, works with touchscreens very well. What's Not: Comes in only two gray colors in two sizes. Price: $30 Web site:Moshi