Echo Touch gloves could help mobile recycling users this winter
14 September 2010 — 11:59 AM
People who recycle a mobile phone and put the cash gained towards a trendy new smartphone may suffer from only one problem when it comes to using their new device – not being able to operate it in their winter gloves.
With the colder months just around the corner, consumers across the country who wrap up for warmth could endure a lack of response from their iPhone, BlackBerry or HTC model.
But Flora Graham, writing for CNET UK, thinks she has the answer to the issue - Echo Touch gloves.
The hand warmers include pads on the fingers and thumb areas to increase sensitivity and allow prods to be transmitted by a mobile.
"Having padded fingers will obviously put a crimp on rapid-fire gaming and selecting tiny bits of text, but the conductivity worked perfectly in our tests for using the phone normally," Ms Graham explains.
One of the newest handsets people could try out with the gloves is the Nokia N8, which is due for release on September 30th.
Jon Butler, creative brand manager at Envirofone, says: "With amazing technology like this now available, what's stopping you from upgrading to a smartphone? You could trade-in your old handset for cash too."
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