Innovation in Complementary Goods: Hi-tech Gloves for Device-twiddling in Winter

Lynne Kiesling

OK, this is seriously cool: Freehands gloves have thumb and index finger caps that flip back and are held in place with a magnet while you twiddle your device of choice. They come in fleece, stretch microfiber, and leather for your texting, listening, photographing, and emailing pleasure! And, in my case, knitting pleasure, because these gloves would certainly enable knitting!

Why is this an improvement over either fleece or knitted mittens/gloves with tops that flip back and secure with Velcro? Because in these gloves you only expose your index finger and/or thumb, not the rest of your fingers. Honestly, when you live in a cold climate, particularly a city in a cold climate where you walk a lot and take pubic transportation (yep, that’s me!), then these are likely to be the bee’s knees.

Thanks to Boing Boing for the link.


3 thoughts on “Innovation in Complementary Goods: Hi-tech Gloves for Device-twiddling in Winter

  1. As far as I can tell from the specs and the comments at Boing Boing, they are intentionally weak magnets — strong enough to hold the fabric, but not strong enough to demag anything.

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