What are they for?
Etre Touchy Gloves are compatible with all manner of things. Things like these:
- Tablets and other touchscreen devices
- Mobile phones
- Mobile email devices
- Stylus-operated devices
- Portable video games systems
- MP3/MP4 players
- e-Book readers
- Professional video cameras
- Other uses
Smartphones (including all iPhone, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, HTC, Blackberry, LG, Motorola and Palm devices)
If you own an iPhone, BlackBerry smartphone or similar device, you'll know all about its touchscreen display. You'll also know that it responds only to direct contact with your skin. This is due to the way in which touchscreen devices work. A touchscreen's touch sensitivity results from a layer of capacitive material that adorns its surface. This material stores an electrical charge that is uniformly distributed across the screen when you're not touching it. When you press a finger or thumb against it, however, some of this charge is transferred to your skin, thereby causing the charge on the capacitive layer to decrease in the spot you pressed. It is this change that (a) lets the device know that you've touched it and (b) tells it whereabouts.
This capacitive layer works perfectly in most situations. However, since it relies on the human body's ability to conduct electricity, it's only sensitive to the touch of bare fingertips. It doesn't respond to a pen, stylus or any other pointing instrument because these items don't conduct electricity (and therefore only serve to act as a barrier that prevents your skin from altering the charge on the screen). The same goes for gloves. Which means that on a wintry day, you have to take them off to make calls, send email and play tunes.
Or at least, that's how things used to be, until Etre Touchy Gloves arrived on the scene. Thanks to their missing thumb and index fingertips, our gloves give you complete freedom to touch, tap, stroke, slide and pinch your device's display while keeping the rest of your hands warm and dry.
Tablets and other touchscreen devices
Most touchscreen devices—such as iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, Amazon Kindle Fire, Microsoft Surface, Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Tab/Note, Sony Xperia Tablet, Acer Iconia, Asus FonePad/Transformer Pad and Lenovo IdeaPad/IdeaTab/ThinkPad devices—use the same capacitive material as smartphones—which means that they, too, only respond to skin-on-screen contact.
As such, they aren't compatible with normal pairs of gloves. They are compatible with Etre Touchy Gloves, however. Free index fingers and thumbs enable easy operation.
The tiny keypads of most mobile phones are a pain to operate while wearing a pair of normal gloves. Etre Touchy Gloves, however, free your forefingers and thumbs to let you talk, type and text with precision and ease.
Mobile email devices (including BlackBerry 10, 9720, Bold, Torch and Curve)
Ever tried typing on a BlackBerry while wearing a pair of normal gloves? It's a wrold of fat-fingenrig msiery! Try typing on a BlackBerry while wearing a pair of Etre Touchy Gloves, however, and you'll find that your freed-up digits afford fast fingering, fewer mistakes and (therefore) flawless communication.
Stylus-operated devices (including PDAs)
If you own a stylus-operated device, you're probably adept at using its stylus. Or at least, you are in the summertime. But what about in winter? A smooth and slender stylus can be hard to keep hold of when you're wearing a normal pair of gloves. Purchase a pair of Etre Touchy Gloves, however, and such problems disappear. Free forefingers and thumbs let you scribe without slipping.
Portable video games systems (including Sony PlayStation Portable [PSP], Sony PlayStation Vita and Nintendo DS/3DS/DSi)
Beating the boss at the end of Level 12, on a freezing cold day, while the person sitting next to you is constantly jogging your arm, is impossible when wearing a pair of normal gloves. Pull on a pair of Etre Touchy Gloves, however, and your freed-up fingertips will have you ready to rumble regardless of the conditions.
MP3/MP4 players (including iPods and Zunes)
Can I get a rewind? Not while wearing a normal pair of gloves...unless you want to press stop, pause and fast forward at the same time. Slip on some Etre Touchy Gloves, however, and you'll be able to connect with your click-wheel, keyboard or trackpad without a problem.
e-Book readers (including all Amazon Kindle/Kindle Paperwhite, Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook and Kobo devices)
e-Readers—such as Amazon Kindle/Kindle Paperwhite, Sony Reader, Barnes ∓ Noble Nook and Kobo devices—have small buttons and scroll-wheels that normal gloves are just too clumsy to cope with. Etre Touchy Gloves, however, enable you to acquire these controls with accuracy and ease.
If you spend any time shooting outdoors, you'll be all too familiar with the perils of wintry conditions: Go gloveless and it's freezing cold fingers and a shivery, shaky grip on your lens; pull on a pair of normal gloves and you'll find yourself fat fingering the flash button and fudging the focus (or failing completely, if your camera's of the touchscreen variety.) Don a pair of Etre Touchy Gloves however, and, your exposed thumb and forefingers will be free to fine tune your camera's controls, while the rest of your digits remain shielded from the elements.
Camcorders (including all GoPro, Veho, Sony, Panasonic and Kodak devices)
A normal pair of gloves just won't allow the dexterity necessary to focus, record, zoom and playback—never mind fidget with USB arms, memory cards, batteries, chargers and tapes. Capturing cold weather footage with Etre Touchy Gloves is easy, however. Their missing fingertips provide you with all the flexibility you need—while keeping your hands warm and dry to boot!
Professional video cameras
Filming outdoors? Frozen fingertips can make it impossible to maintain a steady hand. If you're part of an outside broadcast unit or ENG crew...or you work on open air sets...or you do any other type of outdoor recording...only a pair of Etre Touchy Gloves will do. Unlike normal pairs of gloves, not only will they keep your hands warm and dry, they'll also give you the freedom to fiddle with your focus, white balance and iris settings with picture-perfect precision.
Most touchscreen kiosks use the same capacitive material as devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which means that they are similarly incompatible with everyday gloves.
These booths are compatible with Etre Touchy Gloves, however. Free index fingers and thumbs enable easy operation—allowing you to snap passport photos, recharge your travel card, pick up movie tickets and browse the internet while keeping the rest of your digits warm and dry.
Reading Braille while wearing a normal pair of gloves is simply impossible. You just can't feel the bumps. Try the same while wearing a pair of Etre Touchy Gloves, however, and their missing fingertips will let you feel every last dot.
- Eating (Keep a grip on your chopsticks/cutlery when dining outside)
- Knitting (Hold onto your needles in wintry conditions)
- Tying knots (Secure your shoelaces in the cold)
- Dusting for prints (Our very first customers were Crime Scene Investigators)
The small print
Amazon, Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Touch 3G and Kindle Fire are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Amazon.com, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
Apple, iPhone, iPad, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod touch, iOS, Mac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
Barnes & Noble, NOOK, NOOK Simple Touch, NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet, NOOK 1st Edition and NOOK Books are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
BlackBerry, BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry Torch, BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve, BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry Storm are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Research In Motion (RIM) in Canada and/or other countries.
Flip Video, UltraHD and MinoHD are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Cisco Systems, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
HP, HP TouchPad and HP Pre3 are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (HP) in the United States and/or other countries.
HTC, HTC Flyer, HTC Sensation, HTC Explorer, HTC Rhyme, HTC Titan, HTC Radar, HTC EVO, HTC ChaCha, HTC Salsa, HTC Incredible, HTC Desire, HTC Wildfire and HTC Gratia are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of HTC Corporation in Taiwan and/or other countries.
Kodak, PLAYSPORT, PLAYTOUCH, PLAYFULL, EASYSHARE, EASYSHARE MAX, EASYSHARE TOUCH and SLICE are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Eastman Kodak Company in the United States and/or other countries.
LG, LG Optimus, LG Viewty, LG Cookie Fresh, LG POP, LG chocolate and LG InTouch are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of LG Electronics in Korea and/or other countries.
Microsoft, Zune and Windows Phone are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Microsoft in the United States and/or other countries.
Motorola, Motorola XOOM, Motorola RAZR, Motorola ATRIX, Motorola PRO, Motorola PRO+, Motorola GLEAM, Motorola FLIPOUT, MOTOBLUR, Motorola Milestone, Motorola DEXT, Motorola BACKFLIP, Motorola DEFY, Motorola FIRE, Motorola WILDER and MOTO are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Motorola Mobility, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Nintendo Co., Ltd. in Japan and/or other countries.
Nokia, Nokia Lumia, Nokia Play and Symbian Belle are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Nokia in Finland and/or other countries.
Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Omnia, Samsung Nexus, Samsung Wave and Samsung Galaxy Tab are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Samsung in Korea and/or other countries.
Sony, Sony Xperia, Sony Reader, Sony Tablet, PlayStation, PlayStation Portable (PSP), PlayStation Vita and Walkman are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Sony Corporation in Japan and/or other countries.