Oct 26th, 2010

Ever tried to use your Android Phone with gloves on in the cold weather? It usually ends in one of two ways… (1) Total failbot, or (2) Successful but with freezing cold hands because you gave up and took your gloves off. Unless of course you’ve got Isotoner smarTouch gloves.

With a conductive thread embroidered on the pointer finger and thumb, these gloves conduct the electrical current needed to operate your smartphone with gloves on. They sent us a few free pairs and I gave them a whirl. Not only are they pretty darn slick looking, but they worked like an absolute charm.

The SmarTouch gloves go on sale November 1st and you’ll be able to find details at smartouchgloves.com. I’m a sincere fan of these gloves, and if you’re the type of person who can’t stop playing with their phone, I think you’ll be a fan too (if you’re in a cold climate of course.)


Whether I’m standing outside for hours at a football game or standing outside my car for a couple minutes pumping gas, continually taking my gloves off to operate my phone isn’t only annoying- it also defeats the purpose of wearing gloves. It isn’t a totally effortless procedure to use the gloves with precision, but that’s because they’re built with warmth in mind and are a little bit thick. In fact I’d say just thick enough – probably the perfect combo between warmth and dexterity. You can see in the video above I’m able to type quickly and accurately, something with which I was really impressed.

While these gloves don’t go on sale until November 1st, Isotoner was nice enough to hook us up with a few free pairs. We’ll be giving away ONE pair this week and will continue giving away ONE pair each week until we run out. That’s how we’ll conduct all of our Phan Giveaways and trust us when we say we’ve got some awesome items incoming in the next couple weeks. So expect the “lot” of items for each giveaway to increase.

We’ll also be hooking up today’s random winner with our current collection of Phandroid Gear: a Phandroid Bag, Phandroid Pens, Phandroid Stadium Cup, and some Phandroid Mints to keep your bot breath on the low. Future giveaways will feature our T-Shirts which we’re still working on (and Phandroid LIVE attendees can still expect to receive).


To win you must:

  • Provide a valid e-mail address with your comment
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Live in the United States (sorry, I gotta ship this stuff myself)
  • Submit a comment by 11:59pm EDT on October 26th, 2010

We’ll contact the randomly selected winner on October 27th for their address and contact info.

Let the commenting begin!

Congratulations to last week’s winner (RMC):


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