CES 2012 Favorites: Agloves Touch Screen Gloves
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the worldâ€™s largest consumer technology trade show. Nearly 150,000 attendees are on hand to check out over 2500 exhibitors showcasing their latest products on more than 1.6 million feet of exhibit space. This trade show is massive!
Since consumer electronics are the hottest and (still) fastest growing gift segment, CES gives me a chance to get an early look at some great gadgets. CES also is a great place to spot the bigger picture trends in the electronics arena.
The sheer amount of products at CES is staggering, but I have turned Las Vegas upside down and found some cool ones that should make great gifts. Here are some of my favorites from CES 2012.
The Product: Agloves touchscreen gloves (available now in various styles from $18 – $24)
The Scoop: Winter gloves and and touchscreen devices usually don’t play nice with each other. Touchscreens work in response to ones own bio-electricity (not to fingertip heat or pressure). Most winter gloves block bio-electricity rendering touchscreen impossible to use. The key to Agloves is they’re made with real silver fibers woven directly into gloves.
Silver is the perfect conductor of bio-electricity, so basically your touchscreen devices can’t tell that your fingers are covered (and warm) when you’re wearing Agloves. And since the entire Aglove is conductive, you do not have to be as precise with your touchscreen operation as with some other winter gloves that offer conductivity only through the finger tips. Bottom line: Agloves are an ideal product that allow for full touchscreen function while keeping your hands warm.
A Great Gift For: touchscreen users in colder climates.