Isotoner® Men's Smartouch Gloves - Fleece Lined
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- BLACK. Conductive thread on index fingers and thumbs conveys electrical impulse to the touch screen.
- Nylon and polyester blend shell back.
- Stretch fleece sidewalls - Gathered wrist
- Jersey palm with silicone grip
- Fleece lined
Stay warm and connected with ISOTONER smarTouch gloves. Special conductive thread on index fingers and thumbs conveys electrical impulse to your touchscreen device. Stretch fleece sidewalls for flexibility. Soft fleece lining for superior comfort. Gathered wrists for extraordinary fit. Jersey palm with silicone grip to better hold a cell phone or other touchscreen device.
- ASIN: B005VGIU9Q
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 13, 2011
- Average Customer Review:
Top customer reviews
I am a 6'1" adult male with normal size hands, and these just did not fit. They were VERY tight around the base of the fingers, to the point of actually being uncomfortable when I tried to close my fingers around something. They were very loose at the tips of the fingers, and very loose around the palm.
When using with my iPhone, it just didn't work well at all. In part because they were loose at the finger tips it often wouldn't recognize my touching the phone, but also the inductive portion almost NEVER worked when using the tip of my index finger for some reason, likely because of the poor fit.
Even though *I* paid to send these back, they are refusing to refund my $25 because I did not send back the barcode/packaging. They also cried directly to Amazon when I threatened negative feedback because of the refusal to give a refund; they said that in addition to NOT giving a refund, they will have Amazon remove any negative feedback I post.
Even if I do not receive a refund I have a right to leave negative feedback because I DO NOT LIKE THEIR PRODUCT. Buy from this company at your own risk -- maybe you will get lucky and get a pair that fits you and works well, but otherwise you are out of luck and potentially out of $25.
---- 2/10/12 Update ----
After I complained directly to Amazon, my refund was magically processed. I am adding back a star, but I consider this a star in favor of Amazon. As best as I can tell this refund is being processed because of Amazon, not the Travel Supply Store which was refusing to give the refund. My warning still stands, be wary of purchasing anything from this company.
Also, I went to Burlington Coat Factory, who has a HUGE selection of smartphone gloves, and found a much better pair for $12.
- The very tips of the fingers are tightly tapered off in a way that makes them pinch the tip and therefore pushes the finger out. So the glove always feels like it's about to fall off.
- The back material doesn't bend or fold very well, and doesn't "grab" the hand. It awkwardly sits loosely above the back of the hand in certain positions.
Try it on in a store before you buy these gloves.
As for the "marginally warmer" rest of the finger, it really is just that -- marginal. My hands were freezing wearing these. I even did a short experiment where I went gloveless on one hand, and I'd say the ungloved hand experienced only a little more discomfort.
Bottom line -- these are gloves that I will not trust to keep my hands warm in temperatures under maybe 30 degrees. Colder than that, and I'm sacrificing touch-screen access for the warmth of a real glove. If you're in Georgia in January, maybe this is the only glove you'll need. I'm in Virginia and it just won't cut it.
The gloves have grippy stuff on the palm, and 3 of the fingers. There is no grip on the index fingers or thumbs. I can see a reasoning behind it because those are the fingers that use the touch screen. But only the tip. Why wouldn't there be any grip on the fingers? To me, this seems like they were trying to be smart with the gloves, but didn't really test to make sure that it was the best idea. Because the fingers without the grip make things very slippery. This can cause problems because I put most of the pressure on my phone with my thumb and index finger of the opposite hand that use for touching. So the phone can easily slip out of your hands, unless you use the bear-claw grip that uses your entire palm to hold the phone.
Second, while these would be perfect driving gloves if the grippy stuff were on the index finger and thumb, they actually become more dangerous to drive with because they don't have it. Driving in a strait line, you can feel the grippy stuff gripping hold. Your hand isn't going anywhere. But again, when turning the steering wheel, I realize now that I mainly use my index finger and thumb to hold onto the wheel. And quickly realized that I had to hold on much much tighter, because without the grip on those fingers, the wheel will slip right through the gloves.
But this is just how I use my hands. I realize that this probably doesn't apply to a lot of people. But this is my problem with these gloves. They just didn't seem totally thought out.