Review: iPrints Makes Any Glove Touch Screen Compatible
In the UK the cold weather is really on its way and where we live the gloves are firmly on when venturing outside. The problem with putting gloves on, however, is that it makes it pretty difficult to quickly use any sort of capacitive based touch screen – particularly the kind which are the mainstay of the majority of modern smartphones and other touch screen devices including e-readers, tablets, and music players.
The problem gets even worse if you are the sporting type as the task of taking a glove off to poke around at a screen is not always the simple proposition it initially sounds. Fortunately a new wave of products have emerged to help address this very problem and in this article we will be taking a closer look at the iPrints solution.
iPrints recently launched in the UK with the aim of specifically addressing the problem of using touch screen based devices whilst wearing gloves.
There are already specially designed gloves out there that allow the use of modern touch screen devices but these can be costly and if there is a perfectly usable pair of gloves already available it seems a shame to have to put them to one side just because of a mobile device.
The iPrints come in a pack of two for around £5.
Each iPrint can be attached to the finger of a glove by peeling away the backing covering the adhesive strip after which the iPrint can be attached to the finger of a glove.
To activate the patent-pending technical wizardy behind the iPrint you need to place a thumb (gloved of course!) over the identified area of the strip. The nice thing about the iPrints is that they should work with just about any glove out there and there is a cutting guide to reduce the surface area of the iPrints to cater for smaller gloves.
The iPrints certainly do the job and whilst not quite offering the precision of control that a finger may offer they offer a good compromise to the alternative of cold fingers. The iPrints are easily removable but are designed to be a single application product only but at a price of around a fiver for a pair they are a simple, yet effective, solution to the problem of modern touch screen devices.
For more information head over to the iPrints website.