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post #1 of 9 Old 02-20-2019, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever convert their gloves to work with touchscreen?

I didn't want to buy a new pair, but still wanted to have touch screen.

Seems like adding conductive thread (or maybe just copper wire) to the tip is all that is needed. Just wondering if anyone has done this. I'm wondering why I can't get get some copper wire and thread it into a few finger tips of the gloves. Wouldn't be too hard to do and you can do it with any gloves.

They sell conductive thread, but IDK if it's much different, maybe fine copper wire would be best so that it's flexible.



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Iíve used a product called Anyglove. It is a liquid you apply to your glove. It works pretty well but needs to be reapplied periodically depending on how much you use your gloves. I did mine twice last season.

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I plan on getting a stylus and just using that instead. Seems my gloves slowly gain the ability to work on the screen as my oils leech into the leather. My winter gloves are unfortunately far too thick to ever work, and even if they did, I wouldn't be able to reliably touch the right things

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I plan on getting a stylus and just using that instead. Seems my gloves slowly gain the ability to work on the screen as my oils leech into the leather. My winter gloves are unfortunately far too thick to ever work, and even if they did, I wouldn't be able to reliably touch the right things

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Doesn't the stylus have to touch skin?

I'm thinking of something that will work while riding, so working with a stylus isn't what I had in mind. I just got a new charger/holder combo and so it's right above my speedo, being able to use one finger without removing the glove would really help with some basic commands.

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People also put a conductive nub on their gloves that works as well. It's like an eraser head basically, goes on the finger tip

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People also put a conductive nub on their gloves that works as well. It's like an eraser head basically, goes on the finger tip

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I have a pen/stylus and I just tested it while wearing gloves, and it works. So now I just need to find that material that they use on the end of it.

Anyone know what the foam rubber stuff is on the end of a stylus?

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I got the conductive fingertip stickies they sell by the register at CycleGear, and they've actually worked really well so far.

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I got the conductive fingertip stickies they sell by the register at CycleGear, and they've actually worked really well so far.
Do you have a brand or name or something?

That sounds interesting.

I ended up cutting a small hole in the tip of one finger and that worked ok. Then I lost a glove. Bought a new pair from HD (Husky) and they work pretty good.

I was limited in what I can use because I need XXL and not all gloves go past XL.

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Do you have a brand or name or something?

That sounds interesting.

I ended up cutting a small hole in the tip of one finger and that worked ok. Then I lost a glove. Bought a new pair from HD (Husky) and they work pretty good.

I was limited in what I can use because I need XXL and not all gloves go past XL.

https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/glove...uchscreen-pads
Currently showing out of stock online but I saw them at the register at my local CycleGear this past Saturday.

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