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We’ve talked about these MUJI and Echo Design touchscreen gloves before and since then, there seems to have been a variety of similar type products on the market. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet and grabbed yourself a pair, you are in luck! Vidafine is giving away the Glovetip, an alternative to the touchscreen gloves that is a simple accessory for your already existing pair of gloves/mitts.
Chi Dang and Joseph Levy Bensoussan created the Glovetip, a small conductive button that you attach to your own pair of gloves or mittens. The idea came about in 2009 when Chi’s phone rang and he couldn’t answer it because of his gloves.
Touch-screens need static electricity from your skin to work. You don’t have to change your style, just attach the Glovetip. These buttons transfer the electricity from your finger to the screen at the speed of light. The instructions on the back make it seem really simple and suggest you press the two pieces between the fabric for three seconds. In reality, you can’t just press it together. You have to press down and twist for about half a minute. No biggie though, it’s only a few extra seconds.
It seems like a great idea considering that people can continue to use what they already have. The button itself is also small and not noticeable unless you look closely, so the added convenience won’t hurt your style.
On mittens, it’s still able to react to the screen but you have to angle your finger a little higher so that it’s lying straight on the screen. The buttons are perfect for simple tap or swipe games but isn’t really ideal for texting. On gloves, it does work a little better because you have more control.
Simply enter by telling us which touch screen product(s) you own, and your funniest technology blunder. Contest is open to Canadian and U.S. mailing addresses only. Please comment with your Facebook / Twitter / Disqus account, or with a valid email address, so we can contact you if you win. Contest closes on March 18, 2012 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.
Three winners will be chosen from all the entries. Good luck!
If you are one of the unlucky ones, and happen to miss your chance at owning this tiny glove accompaniment, they are available online on their website. For Canadians, they can visit the Indigo website to purchase.