For those of you in the northern hemisphere currently suffering through the coldpocalypse — especially everyone suffering in the Northeast USA — you know you can’t dial your phone with gloves on. Some people use their noses, but that’s still inaccurate, and potentially snotty. The other option is to pick up a pair of capacitive gloves, which have been around for years as a way for you to interact with the screens without getting freezing cold.
Yet somehow, Apple’s been awarded a patent for that same thing. Dubbed “Magic Gloves,” they’re gloves with wires in the tips that allow the electric circuit to complete with your fingers, letting you interact with the screen.
Seeing as these already exist and are easy to purchase, I don’t understand how Apple was awarded this patent, and I hope this doesn’t mean existing brands are taken off the market.
If you don’t want to fork out for a new set of gloves, just buy some conductive thread and do it yourself.