The North Face is a name that has always been associated with winter clothing for those that enjoy being out in the cold. It’s never really been for those that may hate the cold, but still want to look pretty in it. One of its latest products is represented by the E-Tip touchscreen-friendly gloves. Just like their name suggests, these high-tech gloves allow the operation of hand held touchscreen devices without having to take off the gloves each time an adjustment or phone call is made.
The circuit pattern on the palms doesn’t have an electronic function as they are made of silicone but it does add smartness to the design as the silicon pattern gives additional grip to avoid your beloved gadgets slipping off your gloved hand. The touch magic of the gloves comes from the X-STATIC fibers that contain a layer of silver giving it the electrical conductivity needed to make contact between the fingers’ skin and the touchscreen sensors.
The E-Tip gloves offer laptop and MP3 player click-wheel functionality. Available in black and various sizes, the E-Tip is touted as a three season, grippy glove for cool to cold conditions. These special gloves can be purchased for 40 US dollars, directly on The North Face website, or from authorized retailers.
Not many people know that this product was in fact launched for the winter of 2007-2008, but it didn't pick up then as only a few of the now very common portable devices had touchscreen. Now, however, when this is one of the most desirable features of a gadget, the E-Tip gloves are back to take their glory to the peaks. If you really want them, you should know that, with a little bit of patience, you can find them even cheaper, in various online deals.
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