Alice was tasked with trying out the more colorful green gloves and shows how much more easily she was able to use her gloves with her iPad (also equipped with a Zagg InvisibleShield) and her iPhone 4.
After almost three weeks of using the gloves, here are my thoughts:
- As just gloves, the Touch Screen Gloves did what gloves were supposed to do. They kept hands warm, were sturdy (i.e. they didn’t tear or rip during the wearing and testing) and were significantly form-fitting. Luckily we didn’t have huge hands as the samples provided were on the small side.
- Over the spectrum of devices, the gloves performed admirably. Compared to two styli that I have, the gloves proved more useful with multi-gesture movements on the iPads. All finger tips of both gloves had the capacitive qualities so even my pinky could be used while gloved.
- When Alice used uPad to write on her iPad 2, you could see that she was using the same amount of touch and pressure as she might without the gloves. By the time you read this, we will be entering springtime, but it has frequently been quite chilly on days we were reviewing the gloves.
- The Nook Simple Touch and the Nook Color were both easy manipulated with the gloves. Turning pages and selecting buttons and regions was almost as with bare fingers.
- There are moments where a more distinctive and deliberate touch is required but the gloves, overall, performed as expected.
- Score: 9 out of 10
There are other gloves, including those from Isotoner and Aglove, that are also available for sale. I am not aware of where and when the Sun Chi Touch Screen Gloves will be sold here in the U.S., but these samples appear to be worthy competition.