Monday, December 04, 2006

Tech Gadgets: 'Tis the Season for... iGloves

I saved this story for the first cold, snowy, all-around miserable-to-walk-in day of the year, and today was it. My hope is this will be a useful item for your campus walking.

Speaking from experience, there's nothing worse than walking to class on a cold winter day and being forced to listen to the same, repetitive CD that's looping on your iPod- all because it's too cold to take off your gloves.

First, you should ponder why you still have that CD on your iPod if you dislike it so much (I know I do). Second, you should consider buying iPod-friendly winter gloves.

Marmot's iGlove Multi doesn't only keep your hands warm- it lets you operate your iPod touchwheel, and has a modern look to boot. You see, the touchwheel only responds to things that facilitate electric current, so typical fuzzy cotton/fleece gloves can't operate the touchwheel. These gloves have material on the tips of the finger that conduct electricity, and thus, your iPod will respond (and you keep your hands warm!).

Clocking in at $35 (before shipping), it's competitively priced compared to other not-as-iPod-friendly gloves out there.

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