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Aw: Cat Gloves Make Your Index Finger Look Like A Tail, Work With Smartphones


That headline pretty much sums up the product. It’s just a quirky little glove with a cat printed on the back, and if you wiggle your finger across your smartphone’s screen, it looks like a wagging cat tail or something. They’re obviously Japanese, where we imagine this sort of thing wouldn’t have people shaking their heads in bewilderment as we think they’ll do here. They seem to cost around 3,980 Yen, which is around $33.


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Touchpoint 2.0 Are The NFC-Enabled Leather Gloves You Want


In the frigid claws of winter, the last thing you want to be doing is freezing your fingers off while answering a text. And while you’ve seen gloves with touch-sensitive tips, the Touchpoint 2.0 takes the concept a step further by incorporating four NFC chips. Made from soft sheepskin leather, and finished with a stylish quilt pattern, the gloves not only let you control anything on the screen as if your skin is bare, but each of the four NFC chips (located on the middle finger and wrist, in each hand) is completely customizable through a companion app. This means you can trigger any number of actions on your phone, from launching apps, to taking pics, to pretty much anything you can think of since the program is open source. Unfortunately, due to Apple restricting their NFC to Apple Pay, you’ll only get full functionality on devices in this list.

Now, think of this scenario. You’re out in the cold and suddenly see something worthy of a pic. Normally you reach for your phone, take your gloves off, start the picture app and snap your shot. With Touchpoint 2.0, you only need to reach into your pocket, touch the NFC area to one of your fingers (which you’ve programmed to trigger the launch of the camera app), and snap away. That’s quite a few steps less, and a lot less freezing.

The gloves are available for a $60CAD ($52USD) pledge, with delivery slated for September 2015.

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Now This is Handy: Hair Drying Gloves

Hair Drying Gloves

These look like your average pair of gloves, but they weren’t made to keep your hands warm and toasty. Instead, a pair of these might soon replace your regular old towels. They’re made from a unique micro-weave fabric that’s super absorbent, so all you have to do is slip them on and run your gloved hands through your hair to dry ’em.

The gloves will dry your hair twice as fast versus a towel, and gives you tousled hair for a fun ‘do.

They’re available online for $19.95.

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Dexmo Exoskeleton Lets You “Feel” Virtual Objects


With the success of the Oculus Rift, we’re currently seeing a renaissance of interest in virtual reality (yes, for you young’uns out there, were was a VR craze back in the mid-90’s). Not only are companies like Sony launching themselves into the fray, a ecosystem of VR-related peripherals is apparently being built. The Dexmo Exoskeleton by Dexta Technologies, pictured above, is a perfect example. It’s an input-output device that attaches to your fingers and wrists and not only tracks their position, but is able to stop their movement when the virtual object you’re trying to grasp is actually gripped, letting you actually feel it. It’s a force-feedback VR controller, basically, and yes, it’s probably not the first such device hitting the scene. It is, however, the first seemingly affordable one, with a basic input-only version going for a $65 pledge. The more complete version does cost a more hefty $159, but that’s still somewhat reasonable for what it is. There is a catch, however, and that’s the fact that only the index finger and thumb receive force feedback, allowing you to pinch, rather than properly hold objects. Perhaps 5-digit feedback will be included in the next generation of the device, but for the early adopters out there, Dexmo seems like a great way to expand your VR explorations.


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Silicone Power Glove For All Your Baking Needs


Remember the Power Glove from Nintendo? No? Then you’ll have no use for this. For anyone else with a bit of nostalgia, the above Indiegogo project should help you bake cakes while reliving potentially embarrassing moments of your childhood. A $39 pledge will put you in line for one, but considering how far from their goal they are right now, this might all be a pipe dream in the end.

Pipe dream… get it? Because Mario? Nintendo?… No?

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Glider Gloves Are Entire-Hand TouchScreen Gloves


Winter is in full swing, but your obsession with your smartphone doesn’t take the cold months off. Waiting for the bus in the middle of a blizzard? No matter, you have to whip that phone out and check out who liked that picture you took of your breakfast half an hour ago. Better get the Glider Gloves. Unlike some other touch-enabled gloves on the market that feature conductive tips on some of the fingers, the entire glove (and all ten digits) can be used to press things on capacitive touch screens. They come in various sizes and colours, and prices start around $20.


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Real Men Bake: Homerun Oven Mitt

Home Run Oven Mitt


Most people associate baking with women, but a lot of guys I know bake (and they bake a pretty damn good pie, too. Better than the ones I bake, actually.) Most baking tools and accessories were made with women in mind. But here’s one with dudes in mind: the Homerun Oven Mitt. Whether someone you know is a closeted baker or a loud-and-proud cake maker, this mitt’s the one.

Batter up and score a few brownie points with this baseball glove-inspired oven mitts.

The Homerun Oven Mitt is priced at £8.00 (about $13).

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GloveBucket Lets You Do Messy Jobs Without Getting Messy Yourself


There are times when you need to do something potentially messy, but can’t quite afford to get dirty yourself. Say you have a classroom full of students that would love to play around with some dirt in biology class, but are all wearing clean clothes. Or you just finished painting and want to clean the brushes. The GloveBucket is a “5-gallon (19-liter) high-density polyethylene bucket, with a removable transparent acrylic lid. The bucket has round holes in two of its sides, which a pair of included heavy-duty rubber gloves extend through from the outside – the gloves seal around the holes.” You just need to insert your hands into the bucket and play around with whatever it is inside, while staying perfectly clean on the outside. It’s $49.


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Safe Cut Surgical Gloves Make Glove Removal Easy as Pie

Safe Cut Surgical Glove


I’m sure you’ve worn gloves several times in your lifetime. Wearing them is fine, but trying to take them off can sometimes turn into a pretty annoying task. This is especially true when you have sweaty hands and the rubber is sticking all over the insides of your palms, and you’re just flailing around trying to get them off and they just stubbornly stay put.

The solution? The Safe Cut Surgical Glove, which features simple addition to the design that makes a world of difference. Continue Reading