smarTouch Gloves Review and Giveaway

So as I posted earlier, for my birthday my husband, parents and siblings all chipped in to buy me an iPad. I can tell you that the iPad is the most awesomest thing ever, but that’s for another post. There is, of course, one problem having gotten an iPad for my birthday, and that my birthday comes in the fall – cold weather will soon be upon us. (Yes, even after I move to California, I’m sure I’ll need to wear gloves, because it does get cold there once in awhile) – and actually – what’s that saying “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco?” I’m the type of person that wears gloves the instant there’s any kind of chill in the air. Obviously gloves and iPads / iPhones don’t usually play nice. I’ve seen some versions of gloves that will work with these devices, but they usually have some sort of weird nubby thing that’s sure to fall off at some point.

Well, Isotoner has come out with a great pair of gloves that work with the iPhone and iPad but without the nubby thing. They’re called “smarTouch” gloves. (Although I’ve seen them in some stores listed as “Smart Touch”) They sent me a pair of gloves to try out and I can attest that they do in fact work. There’s a piece of conductive thread woven into the index finger and thumb that the iPhone and iPad does register. My one complaint is that it would be even better if this material were on ALL the fingers – especially for use with the iPad because I do use QWERTY typing on it quite often. But hunt-and-peck typing is better than having to release my hands to the elements just to type a few words!

One additional nice feature these gloves have is the non-slip palms so that hopefully I won’t drop my phone and crack the glass again. Ahem. Yeah, that wasn’t fun.


Isotoner has reserved two pairs of these gloves for me to give away.

Required Entry: To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite winter activity is.

For an additional entry: Tweet the following (and leave a second comment telling me you did so):

Enter to win a free pair of smarTouch Isotoner gloves that work with the iPhone/iPad! >> @theworkingmom

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Contest ends October 18th, 2010 at 10pm MST. There is no purchase necessary to enter the contest. I will be using to choose the winner. I’ll contact the winner via email, and he/she will have 48 hours to respond. After 48 hours, if I don’t receive a response, another winner will be chosen.

*Disclosure note: the smarTouch gloves were provided to me by Isotoner.


  1. Christine
    Oct 9, 2010

    My favorite winter activity is sitting somewhere warm & knitting! 😉 But when I’m outdoors, I need gloves like these! What a great giveaway!

  2. Rachel
    Oct 9, 2010

    I love how the winter snows bring that feeling of calm and delight in nature… and how they also bring lovely giggles and running around in the snow with my family, (followed by yummy hot cocoa.)

  3. StarzAbove
    Oct 9, 2010

    Knitting is my favorite winter activity, too! I use my iPhone to read patterns among many other things.
    The fire and hot cocoa do go well with winter knitting, for sure!
    I also enjoy walks in the snow, playing in the snow with my children and I even enjoy the challenge of photographing snow and ice scenes in the winter months.
    I love isotoners, they are awesome for driving! Isotoners are the reason that one of the very few things I won’t knit are gloves.

  4. Kate
    Oct 10, 2010

    I am weird-I love everything about winter! I guess my favorite activity is sledding, but honestly, I don’t even mind shoveling.

    I do mind taking my gloves off to use my phone :)

  5. Right Brained Gal
    Oct 17, 2010

    Good luck on your move to California. I know you will be much happier here. I don’t know how much I would use the gloves in Santa Monica, but I do go to visit my daughter in Chicago quite a bit.

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