Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Smart Gloves For Your Smart Phone

I never thought I was going to become an iPhone junkie, but now that I've had it for over a year, I often wonder how I lived without it. That phone is my lifeline when I'm out of the house - anyone I could ever need to reach, in just about any method, is available to me at the touch of a finger.

Of course, winter in Ohio can make my love for my smart phone a little difficult. Anyone in cold weather has likely faced the dilemma of using their phone versus risking cold fingers. More than once last winter I was seen furiously trying to answer my phone with my gloves on, only to remember that the gloves block the ability for the phone to sense touch and so I had to quickly tear off my glove to answer the phone.

And don't get me started on those fingerless gloves for smart phone users. Of all parts of my hand, my fingers are precisely the parts most prone to cold and therefore what I want to keep warm the most!

I was recently made aware of a new product called Agloves, however, and it's like my blue-fingernail prayers have been answered.

Agloves make it possible to keep your gloves on and use a touch screen phone at the same time. These stretchy, knit gloves are made with silver-coated nylon thread throughout (hence the name - Ag is the elemental symbol for silver) to provide the connectivity needed to operate any touch screen.

I always thought that touch-sensitive screens were based on body heat, but actually they're made to react with the bioelectricity in your skin. Put a barrier between your skin and the phone, and those little ions can't flow the way they're supposed to. Agloves, however, allow those ions to flow freely thanks to the highly conductive silver thread.

Now, I know what you might be thinking: metal coated thread? Sounds uncomfortable, right? I can tell you that when I received a pair of these for review, the first thing I noticed was how soft they are. They feel just as soft as any knit gloves, and they are just as warm, too.

I'm really impressed with these gloves. I can use my iPhone without taking my gloves off, and the phone responds to my gloved finger just as well as it does when it's skin to glass. The gloves can get wet, are also washable, and the silver will not wash off or wear off. They're available in three sizes, with a sizing chart to help you pick the right fit.

Unlike other tech gloves on the market, these keep all of your fingers covered and warm while still providing full, 10-finger conductivity with your smart phone. (Some only provide conductivity with your index finger and thumb.) The black is stylish and looks great with winter sports wear as well as a formal wool coat. Cost-wise, these are extremely well-priced gloves, at $17.99 a pair.

And if you needed one more reason to love Agloves, consider that they were created by a "mom-preneur" looking for a solution for a common problem. Support your fellow mom-run small businesses!

Win a pair!

Agloves has graciously provided me with one pair of gloves to give to one lucky reader! The winner can choose which size works best for them.

To enter, leave a comment below telling me your favorite outdoor winter activity. (Mandatory entry.) Be sure to leave a valid e-mail address so I can contact you if you're selected as the winner.

For additional entries:

2. Follow me on Twitter @mommystory and tweet this contest leaving me a link here in the comments. (one entry)
3. Follow @TheAgloves on Twitter. (1 entry - leave a comment here with you link)
4. "Like" Agloves on Facebook. (1 entry - leave a comment here with your Facebook username)

One of each entry per person, US residents only.

Giveaway will close on Sunday, November 28 at 11:59pm ET. One winner will be selected by random drawing to win the pair of Agloves. Winner has three days after being contacted by e-mail to respond or another winner will be chosen in his or her place.

Get FREE SHIPPING on Agloves!

If you can't wait and want to get some of your holiday shopping done, Agloves has also provided readers of Mommy's Must Haves with a great promo code for free shipping on any order from Agloves. Simply enter the code mommusthave in the coupon code box to get free shipping on your order through December 15, 2010!

Full disclosure: I received a pair of Agloves to facilitate my review, and no further compensation was received. A positive review was not guaranteed - all thoughts are my honest opinions. You can bet I'll be taking advantage of that discount code, though - I've got a lot of holiday shopping left to do.

43 comments:

kathyluman said...

I still like to make Angels in the snow.
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kathyluman said...

I'm following you on twitter @kathyluman
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kathyluman said...

I'm following TheAgloves on twitter @kathyluman
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kathyluman said...

I . "Like" Agloves on Facebook. (Kathy Maxwell Luman)
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Amber said...

Skiing is my favorite winter activity!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow @TheAgloves on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I like Agloves on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Michele said...

I love to take my three little girls sledding.
I liked you on fb

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DebDancer said...

My favorite activity in winter is walking in the morning 4 days a week for 3 miles with 3 friends.

DebDancer said...

I fanned aglove on Facebook.

divrchk said...

I love sledding. It' so fun going fast down a hill.

divrchk said...

I follow you and I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/divrchk/status/6182348118822912

divrchk said...

I'm following @TheAgloves on Twitter under my username divrchk

divrchk said...

I "liked" Agloves on Facebook and my username there is also divrchk.

Kerry said...

My favorite winter activity is sledding with the kids!
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Kerry said...

Following @TheAgloves on twitter: kerrybishop
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Kerry said...

following you and tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/8560830652096514
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Diane52 said...

Building snowmen is my favorite outdoor activity
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paula michele said...

I like to take a walk in the fresh snow.

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paula michele said...

I follow TheAgloves on Twitter- ksh123

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loni said...

I love playing pond hockey


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shebebes said...

I DON'T HAVE A FAVORITE WINTER ACTIVITY BECAUSE I HATE THE COLD :)

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Anonymous said...

My favorite outdoor winter activity is walking in the woods to enjoy the scenery...when it's not too cold.

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clynsg said...

Although I am not much for winter activity, I do like a little sledding on fresh snow.

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Julie said...

I like to go snow mobiling and sledding thanks for the giveaway
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Julie said...

like Aglove on fb-Julie S Laws
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Tom 2 said...

I like going for walks with sturdy, non-slip shoes. Thanks!

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msvickik said...

I love cross country skiing! Thanks!

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

ice fishing :)

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kimbly said...

I love walking in cool weather

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Sarah said...

Oooh! My sister just got a high-tech touch-screen phone, and she has a hard enough time operating it without gloves on - these would make a great Christmas gift! Her favorite winter activity is a vicious snowball fight followed by Kahlua Hot Cocoa.

Sarah said...

Email would be nice - peters.sarah.d [at] gmail. Thanks!!

dddiva @ discriminating_diva(at)yahoo(dot)com said...

We like making snowmen

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kathy pease said...

i like sliding with the kids :)

kathy pease said...

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Ardy22 said...

We love to go snow skiing!

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Ardy22 said...

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