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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.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Green Head ]

Dexmo Exoskeleton Lets You “Feel” Virtual Objects

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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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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geek.com ]

Silicone Power Glove For All Your Baking Needs

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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?

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Glider Gloves Are Entire-Hand TouchScreen Gloves

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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

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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).

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Headlines and Heroes ]

GloveBucket Lets You Do Messy Jobs Without Getting Messy Yourself

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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

AnyGlove Makes Any of Your Gloves Touchscreen-Friendly

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It’s starting to get too chilly to use smartphones comfortably when you’re out and about. There are a number of solutions that are available for this problem, like the Hi-Fun gloves that function as Bluetooth handsets and tiny sheets of stickers you’re supposed to stick on existing gloves so your screen can detect your taps and swipes.

And then there’s the AnyGlove. This is basically a liquid alternative for the stickers I mentioned earlier. Just put a couple of drops of AnyGlove onto any finger on your glove, let it dry, and you’re all set.

Hit the break for a video of the official AnyGlove girl (yes, she exists) demonstrating how the product works.

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These Seem To Be The Cadillac Of Heated Gloves

You know the “brace yourselves” meme? The one with the Game Of Thrones dude? Anyway, we feel like making one saying “Brace yourselves, winter posts are coming!” And we’re yet another blog to contribute to the onslaught, this time with news of some fancy heated gloves. The Chaval Response XRT are not your everyday corner-store heated gloves though, but some fancy $400 mittens with nanotechnology. Their most interesting feature? Self-regulating temperature:

[They contain a] proprietary, paper-thin, nanotech polymer film that automatically regulates its own temperature. As your hands get cold, the film gets denser, increasing its electrical conductivity. This change pulls power from a battery to deliver heat to the film and the hands. As your hands get warm, the heat reduces the film’s conductivity which reduces power draw.

This continuous temperature management also means that energy is conserved and the batteries end up lasting longer, maybe even all day. Charging them doesn’t require removing the batteries, but is instead accomplished by just plugging them in to the charger, pictured.

It’s not quite $400, but $390 on pre-order right now, with expected shipping on October 20th.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Chip Chick ]