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    Why cant you use touch screens when you have gloves on!!!

    Heard this on the radio yesterday and its sooo true and really bugs me!

    Why cant we use our iphones, touch screen phones or the touch mouse pad on laptops when we have our gloves on? What is it about our skin that makes it work.

    Its like the phone says "you wouldnt open your door to a man with a balaclava on so im not opening my access to a gloved finger!"

    Its been my first winter with my iphone and it drove me mad having to take my gloves off all the time to use it! And i dont want fingerless gloves - They wont keep my fingertips warm!

    28 Comments

    I can. use thin gloves

    i always forget when im at self serve trying to press the buttons.

    its the heat from your fingers, if you dont believe me try using a lighter against screen to navigate

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    Dellboy182;7690236

    I can. use thin gloves



    I didn't think my gloves were that thick to be honest.

    pink-ka;7690248

    i always forget when im at self serve trying to press the buttons.



    Me too... Soooo annoying! By the way do you have a Pink Ka?

    Bully;7690256

    its the heat from your fingers, if you dont believe me try using a … its the heat from your fingers, if you dont believe me try using a lighter against screen to navigate:)



    That sounds dodgy lol

    Because your body emits electric pulses and without the contact from your skin you don't make a electrical conection therefore the screen doesn't work.

    ^^ You can sew some conductive thread through the finger tips on your gloves

    Original Poster

    imafish2002;7690317

    ^^ You can sew some conductive thread through the finger tips on your … ^^ You can sew some conductive thread through the finger tips on your gloves



    Is there actually such a thing :oops: That would solve the issue lol

    i saw some gloves on the gadget show that solved the problem, they had special patches on the fingertips, cant remember what they are called though

    Smaybelline;7690331

    Is there actually such a thing :oops: That would solve the issue lol


    Fingerless gloves!

    Simples.

    the north face do e-tip gloves brilliant invention plus you get to keep all your fingers warm simples simples

    Smaybelline;7690331

    Is there actually such a thing :oops: That would solve the issue lol


    Yup!
    Ebay item # 270519807653

    It's the type of screen the iphone uses, it uses capacitive screen which requires your body to make an electrical connection with the device. Gloves insulate you from this unless they are conductive as well.
    Capacitive screens as accurate as the more common resivtive touch screen found in most PDA devices. These requires a stylus or finger nail etc to operate.
    They do make stylus for capacitve screens now though.

    The comment about about it uses heat, that is so funny made me laugh for awhile lol

    Carley;7690432

    RE: eBay item 270519807653..."You’ll need conductive thread, a sturdy n … RE: eBay item 270519807653..."You’ll need conductive thread, a sturdy needle and enough sewing capability to execute a few stitches without stabbing your eye out."lol, can't wait to see this thread!


    LOL, "I've lost an eye whilst making iPhone gloves"

    at the time i wanted a pink ka, but got a black one instead, now i drive my partners corsa as the kas a pain in the bum for my babies carseat it doesnt seem to fit in it properly, so he has to use my rubbish car lol

    errr, you can use a stylus!? That hasn't exactly got a pulse!?

    get the e-tip gloves brilliant idea

    This is why it's not always bad to have a resistive screen, aside from being more accurate it's very useful this time of year being able to use the phone with gloves on.

    John

    splatsplatsplat;7690690

    errr, you can use a stylus!? That hasn't exactly got a pulse!?

    can't use a stylus on the iphone. although they have made a special stylus that emmits an electric pulse which should work.

    because the micro organisms in your brain fire a signal to your hands which allows the neurotransmitters to connect with the receiver inside the iphone which then realises if it is a human hand which is touching the screen, this then causes a chemical reaction inside the phone where the lithium ions attract and then send the electronic signal to the chip inside which allows for the touch part of the screen to be used

    Original Poster

    All this science talk is very confusing. But thanks everyone, rep added for all of you!

    And the next thing... if i want to do it myself where do i get the conductive thread from?

    Original Poster

    Apparently ive given out too much reputation.... so bear with me guys i will give the rest tmw lol

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    Johnmcl7;7691066

    This is why it's not always bad to have a resistive screen, aside from … This is why it's not always bad to have a resistive screen, aside from being more accurate it's very useful this time of year being able to use the phone with gloves on.John



    +1


    hybrids will be awesome. multi touch + accuracy

    Smaybelline;7691604

    All this science talk is very confusing. But thanks everyone, rep added … All this science talk is very confusing. But thanks everyone, rep added for all of you!And the next thing... if i want to do it myself where do i get the conductive thread from?



    lulz i was actually taking the mick lol and going way OTT in making an explanation sound kinda real lol

    pink-ka;7690556

    at the time i wanted a pink ka, but got a black one instead, now i drive … at the time i wanted a pink ka, but got a black one instead, now i drive my partners corsa as the kas a pain in the bum for my babies carseat it doesnt seem to fit in it properly, so he has to use my rubbish car lol



    WTF!

    Original Poster

    thesaint;7693398

    WTF!



    Her name is Pink-Ka.... i asked her if she actually had one lol
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