Photo gloves: the better iPhone gloves for winter

Matin photo gloves
Matin photo gloves
The photo gloves are also very suitable for operating your iPhone on very cold days (Photo:

If you are interested in using your iPhone touchscreen in winter (without freezing your fingers!), you will sooner or later come across the search term “touchscreen gloves”. These are gloves that have special silver fibers woven into the fingertips that allow operation of the capacitive touchscreens found on the iPhone, iPad or Samsung Galaxy. But today I found gloves that are much better suited for cold winter days: so-called Photo glovesthat are actually intended for photographers who have to play around with their fingertips on their digital SLR in icy weather.

Mittens as a better alternative to touch gloves

The photographer gloves are designed as mittens, but you can fold over both the thumb and the cap that covers the fingers. This allows you to free your fingertips from stuff relatively quickly in order to type something quickly on the iPhone. Thanks to the caps on the thumbs, you can also type very well in landscape mode and leave the other fingers "wrapped up".

Touch gloves for cold days

Anyone who has ever used mittens as gloves will know that this type of glove keeps you much warmer than finger gloves. In addition, the normal touchscreen gloves are often only thinly knitted to give the fingers as much "feel" as possible. However, this has the disadvantage that the fingers get cold very quickly in cold weather with temperatures around -10°C or below. In the mittens, on the other hand, the air around the fingers keeps the heat. In addition, the fingers can warm each other, which is also an effect that should not be underestimated.

Matin photo gloves application
This is what Matin's photographer gloves look like in use. The cap over the thumb and the tip of the mitten can be folded away (Photo:

The construction of the finger caps is solved in such a way that they can be folded away upwards. Velcro is attached to the flap and to the top of the wrist area of ​​the glove, which keeps the flap up when "working". When you're done typing, you can simply fold it down and your fingers are nice and warm again.

I think this construction is well solved and would only use gloves like this in the future. They also look a lot better compared to most touchscreen gloves because they don't have any different colored fingertips. ;)

If you are interested in the gloves, you can get them look at Amazon.

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