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Etre Touchy gloves: Features
Etre Touchy gloves are gloves with missing thumb and index fingertips, designed so you can easily operate gadgets such as touch screen phones, portable games systems and media players, as well as cameras and lenses.
They are made in the UK from 100% pure new wool and come in a range of colours, with a subtle trim and some with striped patterns.
They are available in small, medium and large sizes and cost £19.99
Etre Touchy gloves: Handling/performance
Being 100% wool the gloves feel snug to wear. The amount of uncovered finger and thumb is enough to grip or touch whatever application you're using. They worked well when adjusting camera modes and settings, playing on a Nintendo DS and operating a pda style phone. I even tried typing with them but that did ocassionally cause me to hit wrong keys because of the slightly padded hand and finger position.
|The finger less gloves are fine for phones and pdas...||...camera operation...|
|...games consoles...||...and maybe other uses!|
Etre Touchy gloves: Verdict
The Touchy gloves are as warm as any thin woollen gloves and the use of finger and thumb is a real benefit. £20 seems a lot for a pair of gloves. though I haven't bought any for years. A quick look on Google found a vast array with prices from £5 to £100, most being under £10.
Many wanting this kind of flexibility could just buy a £1 pair from their local Pound shop and clip the finger and thumb off. But for those considering spending £25 on a pair of Fred Perry's here's an interesting alternative. I prefer the type with the covers, so when you're not turning or sliding the gadget's controls you have warmth for your thumb and finger too - and there are plenty to choose from for half the price.
Having said that they could make an interesting alternative to socks and pants present for the gadget using individual in your household!
Etre Touchy gloves: Pros
Great idea for a common problem
Compact and easily store in pocket
Really easy to control most gagets with them on
Etre Touchy gloves: Cons
Expensive in comparison to most other products
Your finger and thumb get cold
|VALUE FOR MONEY|
You can find out more here: Etre Touchy Gloves