Gloves for Gadget Geeks

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Sporting my new Echo gloves. Photo: Amy Kraft

On a recent excursion to a little shop called Refinery in Brooklyn, I discovered these wonderful gloves from Echo Design. I was drawn to the colors and designs of the gloves, and especially to a cool little detail of contrasting yarn on some of the fingers. On closer inspection, I discovered that this little detail has a great function – these fingertips are touch screen compatible!

I immediately bought one pair as a gift and one pair for myself. I love them! They’re soft and stylish, and they work incredibly well on my iPhone. I may even retire my beloved ‘glittens’ (mittens that fold back to reveal fingerless gloves).

If you’re nowhere near Refinery, you can find these gloves for men, women, and kids in a variety of different materials at Echo’s online store. I also noticed that my local Muji store had similar gloves, though they’re sold out on Muji online.

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5 thoughts on “Gloves for Gadget Geeks

  1. I just bought a lime green pair and a dark blue pair at Target for $10 each. They make me so happy!

  2. Lifehacker had an article about this called “Make Any Pair of Gloves Work with a Touchscreen” a while back (there is also an Instructables article). Basically, you just sew some conductive thread onto one or two fingertips. You can also do it by rubbing some (leftover) arctic silver on the tips of the fingers of a knit glove.

    I am thinking of using the thread method to adapt some of my warmer leather gloves and I can see it being useful for specialty biking gloves as well.

  3. Awesome, everyone! Plus someone on Twitter said they’re at Old Navy, too, which means I may be one of the last geeks to find out about these gloves. 🙂

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