Fall has landed and winter will be here before we know it. It’s time to start thinking about gloves.
I love to snuggle my hands in my favorite pair of gloves when I am out walking the dogs in the cold. I often use a fitness app, or an app that tracks my mileage and donates money to animal rescue, so I need to be able to use the touchscreen on my smartphone.
A lot of gloves on the market don’t work with touchscreens on mobile devices though.
There are two solutions (well, 3 but fingerless gloves miss the point for me): take your gloves off when using the app or get a pair of touchscreen gloves that allow you to operate the screen with them on. Besides it being annoying, I don’t like having to take my gloves off to use my phone. My fingers get cold easily and then take a long time to warm up when I put my gloves back on.
There are several touchscreen compatible gloves on the market but, coincidentally, they are usually not the kind of gloves I like to wear. It turns out that it is really easy to make your favorite gloves touchscreen compatible. This great little video from the Sierra Trading Post shows you how.
Here is one place you can buy conductive thread to make touchscreen gloves.