If Han and Luke had been equipped with nothing more than an iPhone, they would have been SOL
We’ve seen quite a few accessories for iOS devices. Some are just plain stupid, while others are pretty useless, and look like they could totally cause damage to an iPod Touch. Still, there are a few accessories, or iDevice-themed items that are pretty neat, like the furniture we saw yesterday.
Then, there is the stuff that’s actually practical. You know, those few and far between accessories that will actually do something useful rather than just be a cheap gimmick with the letter “i” placed in front of it designed to cash in on the iPad craze.
Right now, our friends in New York are having some beautiful snowy days. We imagine snow is pretty cold, but don’t know much about the stuff here in deep South Texas.
Well, friends, in colder climates. We have a few solutions for you. Here is how you can use your iOS device in even the coldest of winters:
1) Digits – $13.99
Those little black things on the fingertips of the gloves are the Digits. They snap onto the fingertips. While these may seem a bit silly at first glance, they may not actually be a bad idea. It’s made of some sort of conductive material that allows the user to navigate their iOS device while wearing gloves. That means that while you are out in the cold, you can actually check your email or dial a number if the need arises. Who wants to have to take off their glove in the snow just to answer their phone.
2) Agloves Touch Screen Gloves – $17.99
Maybe the little finger nubs don’t feel natural enough, and you need something that allows you to use your device with your gloves as you would your hands. That’s when you start shopping for gloves that are designed to allow for touchscreen use. Agloves will do it. The only problem some users seem to have is that they are not exactly the warmest gloves you will find. Better than nothing, but probably not warm enough for extreme cold.
3) Texting Glove – $19.99
These gloves seem to be a little bulkier than the Agloves, but probably manage to keep the user’s hands much warmer. The trick, of course, is finding the right balance between warm enough and too bulky. Some of the guys may prefer these gloves as well, since the other ones are a bit slimmer, and probably made for more slender hands.
4) Dry Case – $39.99
We wouldn’t trust this case if we were taking our iPhone to the beach. Then again, we wouldn’t want to put an expensive piece of consumer electronics in the water no matter what the case claims. That’s not to say that a case like this couldn’t have its uses. For example, in the snow or other wetter weather. At least you know that if you drop your iPhone in the snow with this case, things will probably be okay.
5) Kombi IRIP Heavyweight iPod Gloves – $62.99
These don’t let you use the touchscreen like all the other gloves we’ve seen today. What is cool about these gloves, is that they have a wireless iPod remote. iPod Touch owners who want to ski and snowboard while being able to control their iDevice without having to reach into their pocket every time they want to change the song. Combine these with your iPhone earbuds and you won’t have to worry about exposing the device to the harsh conditions.
Avoiding the Cold
Back to our friends in New York who told us about their adventures in shoveling snow off their driveway so that they could get to work in the morning. Hopefully, with any of these gloves or accessories your day can be made a little easier. If anything, you may have one less thing to worry about–cold fingers.
At worst, you can alway move down to the deep south where the weather is almost always sunny and we only have two seasons: hot and warm.