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  • How Cool Would You Look with iPhone Gloves?


    At first I thought this was really silly, but now can see the functional use…

    Apple has filed a patent for iPhone and iPod touch gloves. This addresses the complaints of almost all users in cold climates who wear gloves outdoors. The multi-touch devices depend on electrical responses from user’s fingertips, which are often blocked by normal insulated gloves. Users in cold climates must choose between waiting to use their iPhone until they get indoors or taking off those gloves…brrr!

    Apple’s solution is to construct gloves with a secondary inner layer that stimulates electrical feedback of human fingers when exposed to the outside. On each fingertip there would be pieces of material that peel back to reveal this inner layer. This inner layer is expected to deliver the same responsiveness as bare skin.

    The exact design is not known, as it’s speculated that “The technique could use either an elastic ring to open or close the openings on the fly, or could have protective caps instead.”

    This patent, although just released, was filed on June 28th 2007, the day before the original iPhone’s launch.

    I will never have to worry about this in sunny Florida ☺ But what about the rest of you? Would you consider buying “iPhone Gloves”?

    Source: AppleInsider | Apple files for patent on winter-friendly iPhone gloves
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How Cool Would You Look with iPhone Gloves? started by AppleChic View original post
    Comments 45 Comments
    1. epqr's Avatar
      epqr -
      i alreadty have one of those. Not made by apple of course, but the same thing. On all the finger tips there is a small "stulys-dot". Pretty god damn nice. I got them from my uncle, so i don't know where to get them
    1. nipsey's Avatar
      nipsey -
      my mechanix gloves work just fine you can get them from any hardware store or automotive place
    1. GTghost's Avatar
      GTghost -
      if they had transparent kind, i would probably get one glove.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Haha, I would probably buy these if they ever make them
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      iGloves woul just seem one more way apple is tryin to create some kind of crazy super army all dressed the same to take over the world. Next is iUnderwear with a secret iPhone pocket?