"Digits" Allows Touchscreen Use in Cold Weather
Another invention from the folks over at Quirky.com, which gave us the power strips that can fit anywhere . Inventor Brian Shy -- true to his name, there's no other information on the site -- came up with a way to stay warm and still use your iPad or other touchscreen device.
Called Digits, it's a set of nubbins that stick on to a pair of gloves. You push the pin side into the finger of the glove, and thread the outer portion on. They are made of conductive silicone so as to transmit the electrical potentials that make touch screens work.
Reviews are admittedly mixed -- the biggest downsides seem to be that the pins aren't long enough for thicker gloves and some have said they aren't tough enough. Others raved about being able to use their touchscreen phones while skiing. Either way, it's a good alternative to buying a pair of specialized gloves.
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