Smart Phones

Cold Weather, Touchscreen Phones and Fashion Converge

 

Now that winter has made its presence brutally known here in the northeastern US, I’ve run up against a bit of a problem—how to use my iPhone while braving the elements, without exposing my hands to the windchill.  It’s a bigger problem than just iPhones: many touchscreen devices (like automated teller machines) depend on the electric touch of bare fingers to work.

Last year, I used fingerless gloves—or gloves whose fingers folded back. But those aren’t exactly what one would call fashion-forward, unless your name is Bob Cratchit.

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