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Sandberg Touch Screen Gloves review

£15 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Sandberg

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

The Sandberg Touch Screen Gloves blend wool and conductive fibres to make a cosy glove solution that still lets you use your iPhone out in the cold.

As the weather gets colder, the layers pile on. Including gloves to keep our hands warm – but here lies a problem if you’re used to carrying and using touchscreen tech out of doors.

Ever since the Apple iPhone appeared, smartphones and tablets are now using capacitive touchscreens for fingertip control. Problem is, these screens don’t work with normal gloves, as the fabric electrically insulates your fingers from the screen.

Step in, high-tech gloves with conductive materials.

The Sandberg Touch Screen Gloves have conductive fibres woven into the very fabric of the gloves fingertips.

And here’s something important - they’re made of a mix of wool and acrylic. There are other touchscreen gloves available but they’re often made entirely of acrylic. Result: these gloves are warm and cosy and work well to keep out the winter chill. 

They are quite long so wrap around the wrists nicely to keep you even warmer. The only downside we found was that since they come only in one size, they may not always quite fit like a glove. On a lady’s fingers they were a little bit too long.

But they do work very well when we tried with iPhone and Samsung Android, even with those fingers being a little bit too long. We didn't make any more typing or buttony mistakes than usual.

And to help you keep purchase of your smartphone purchase, inside of hand is covered with tiny rubber dots to increase your grip of phone.

We tried the pink gloves which – like other choices of white or black wool – have white rubber patterning inside. After even a little use, though, these white bumps can become a little discoloured and greyish.


Sandberg Touch Screen Gloves Expert Verdict »

Wool-blend gloves
four fingers and a thumb
conductive fibre fingertips
rubber grip patterning on palm
one size fits all
available in black, white and pink
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Performance: We give this item 9 of 10 for performance
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

The Sandberg Touch Screen Gloves are good for keeping your hands warm thanks to their real wool blend. Rubbery bumpy palm aids grip to the phone, all the while giving full touchscreen control of your phone. These gloves are highly recommended for winter phoning.

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