It's easy to see how Apple might have overlooked this, what with their headquarters located in a place with 60 degree days in February, but anyone from colder climates knows that you can't operate an iPhone with gloves on. In South Korea, they have figured out a way around this problem using the best tool possible: encased pork products.
Yes, South Koreans have beat the cold by using snack sausages as ersatz iPhone styluses. The touch screen on an iPhone, and iPod Touch, utilizes the electrical conductivity of your finger to locate the input. The device can't sense that conductivity through a glove. However, this tasty meat treat has the same conductivity as human flesh, so the iPhone registers its touch a if it were a finger.
In particular, it seems the CJ Corporation's line of Max rods are prized by South Korean techies for their usefulness as iPhone styluses. Of course, as a blogger, most of my electronics are already coated in a thin layer of Slim Jim grease, so maybe I was just ahead of the curve this whole time.
I suspect a light dusting of conductive particles glued to your gloves fingertip would also solve this problem?
I use my capacitive touchscreen smartphone alright with my gloves. You don't even need to buy those ridiculously priced special gloves. Just need some DIY work. It took me 5 minutes to render my gloves capacitive friendly. Nope none of those metal threads nonsense. Anyway, there's an old saying in Korea that goes like "don't play with your food!" You Koreans need to listen to the elder. What happened to dong bang ye ee ji gook? lol
'meat' the sausage stylus. Lol I see what you did dere.
Why not just sell slightly conductive gloves.
well, if apple did realize the potential of a meat product as an accessory, we would have the iSauage.
... or the iPen-is... just sayin'
JoblessPunk.....Top Shelf man, just what I was thinking....
my leather gloves work just fine on my iPhone.
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Hahahah,this is freaking hilarious!! The sausage manufacturer's should advertise them as pointing devices.
Technology 'meats' farm.