Camera Tips #9: Capacitive Touchscreen Gloves

Capacitive Touchscreen Gloves? What are those you ask? If you own a smartphone (ie, iPhone or Android) and you live in cold weather climates like here in New York City, you've had some problems answering your phone with your

gloves on. And if you have one of those new touchscreen cameras you definitely know the problem! Touchscreens  today usually use a "...capacitive system, a layer that stores electrical charge is placed on the glass panel of the monitor. When a user touches the monitor with his or her finger, some of the charge is transferred to the user, so the charge on the capacitive layer decreases." (source: howstuffworks.com). If you are wearing a glove no charge is transferred.

Now there is a solution. Gloves with a capacitive material either in the finger tips or through out the entire glove. Here are a few examples: