Colorado Women Invent Gloves That Work With Touch Screens
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) - With the temperatures as cold as they’ve been across Colorado recently, many people are running into an annoyance: gloves getting in the way of the touch screens on smartphones.
With the issue in mind, a mother-daughter team from Boulder have designed Agloves.
“I would never have been able to tell you I’d be in the glove business a year ago,” said Jean Spencer, the daughter half of the budding business team.
Spencer was a journalist in Washington who was tired of cold hands when she was trying to use her smart phone.
“My mom came and visited and I said ‘We need to invent some gloves that keep up with technology,’” she said.
She took her idea of designing the gloves and ran with it. She and her mother started selling Agloves six months ago and now they are being sold in 43 countries around the world.
The gloves are specifically designed for “techies.” They are thin, and when CBS4′s Suzanne McCarroll tried them out they worked well.
“Touch screens are capacitive and you need a little bit of bioelectricity to make that work,” Spencer said. “Silver, as a conductor, the skin’s natural bioelectricity passes right through the glove as if it were your normal hand.”
For Valentine’s Day Spencer’s company is packaging the gloves with chocolate and a poem that’s designed to warm hands and hearts.