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Works As Expected, Probably More Ideal for a Female,
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This review is from: Agloves Sport Touchscreen Gloves, iPhone Gloves, Texting Gloves (Misc.)
I ordered these gloves as a last minute Christmas gift for my soon-to-be mother-in-law because she is always on her iPhone nearly 24/7. Whether she is at home, in the car, or out in public... she's always using it. She lives up in Kentucky where the winters are more along the lines of "middle of the road" in severity. It does get cold up there, so you do have to have some sort of gloves on otherwise you'll experience some discomfort because of the cold weather.
Doing some research, I originally wanted the Isotoner SmarTouch gloves but nobody (local or online) had them in stock. I based my preference on a Macworld article (dated January 2011) of four touchscreen gloves tested on the iPad and iPhone. The Isotoners got the best review and compared to the Aglove, they performed "better" simply because they actually kept your hands warm. The Agloves, per the review, were too thin to keep your hands warm in colder weather.
It's important to note that when the Macworld review was published, there was only 1 Aglove. To date, there are actuall three types of Agloves. The original Aglove was the first and the one that was reviewed by Macworld. The Aglove Bamboo (a real thin glove made of natural materials) and the Aglove Sport (the product I'm writing about) are the two newest ones. The Aglove Sport is similar to the regular Aglove, but created a little thicker (I would assume because consumers complained about the lack of cold protection) and contains a ribbing near the wrist portion of the glove to stay secure on your hands. Because of the extra thickness, I felt that these gloves would be more ideal for my mother-in-law in Kentucky.
Although these are for my fiance's mom, I did test them out and inspected them because of the other bad reviews on Amazon. I've found these gloves to be in great condition and they do work fairly accurately. I did some text typing as well as navigation on by my iPhone 4 & my HTC EVO 3D and got pretty good results. The gloves are moderately thick and the feel of them is real smooth, plush, soft, yet delicate.
Because of the delicate nature of the gloves, I would expect these to be more of a glove for a woman than a man. Don't get me wrong, I think these gloves are comfortable and they work amazingly well but from my perspective, I like the thicker type of winter gloves over wool gloves. In my past experience, I've had too many wool gloves snag & unravel on things. Seeing how her mom will likely not do any kind of lifting or grabbing of things that may snag, I would deduce that this is a perfect glove for any woman who has a touchscreen gadget.
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Initial post: Jan 10, 2012, 8:23:11 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
Brilliant review! Thank you so much! :)
Posted on Dec 31, 2012, 10:41:49 AM PST
Jennifer Spencer says:
Comment from Agloves: Over 60% of our customers are male.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012, 11:19:27 AM PST
Hyoun Kim says:
While your inquiry to Agloves states otherwsie, these are just my opinions and as the title of my review states "Probably More Ideal for a Female". From a guy's standpoint, these gloves are too thin to be of any use. The majority of all the males I know don't even use gloves in the winter and those that do would use ones that are thicker than even these Aglove Sport Gloves.
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