In many parts of the country, winter has arrived, while others prepare for its icy embrace. But what about your fingers? They are out of there swiping commuter passes on dark, cold mornings, shoveling snow, and holding on to steaming lattes. They deserve some protection from the biting air.
But what about texting? You need to text. And check Google Maps. And snap photos of the snow. For that, you'll need some touch-screen-friendly gloves. They manage to keep out the chill and let you get a handle on your phone.
Touch screens work. To replicate this charge, touch-screen gloves have capacitive elements sewn in; often they use stainless steel thread. Other metals, like plated silver and copper, can be used, too.
If you're so inclined, you can make any pair of gloves you already own into a touch-screen pair with minimal sewing skills and some metal thread or by painting on some Nanotips. If you do not have an iPhone, you will not have an iPhone or any other phone with face recognition, Nanotips makes Taps, stickers you can add to any pair of gloves that will substitute for your fingerprint.
But for far less effort and probably better results, check out the pairs PCMag has been picked out for men, women, and kids.
Once you've been picked up by a pair for yourself, everybody could use a pair of touch-screen gloves; they make great gifts.