VR exhibit allows the blind to ‘see’ art thanks to special gloves

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Forget massive headsets. An art exhibit in Prague is helping blind and visually impaired users to touch artwork in virtual reality thanks to special gloves. The Touching Masterpieces exhibit offers visitors a series of 3D models of famous statues to “view” via haptic feedback in the gloves. The exhibit debuted last week at the National Gallery of Prague, where several users were allowed to test it: The project began with the work of Neurodigital Technologies, a Spanish VR startup working in tandem with the Leontinka Foundation for the blind and visually impaired, Geometry Prague, and the National Gallery. Neurodigital began…

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Face ID Has Made Touchscreen Gloves Practical Again

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When Apple introduced Touch ID, it created a quandry for touchscreen gloves. If you did away with a short passcode, in favor of the fingerprint reader, then it became a nuisance to wear gloves, even if they had capacitive fingers to work on a smartphone. Now, with Face ID, touchscreen gloves are more practical, and Mujjo offers a wide selection of Touchscreen Gloves (starting at $ 24.13).

If you’re partial to knit, Mujjo has got you covered, literally. If you want something more luxurious, the company also offers a really stylish high-end black leather model with a Velcro closure. I really liked these as they had a bit of a Kylo Ren vibe! Just make sure you use the online sizing guide to order the right size as they have a snug fit. The Velcro does help adjust the size around the wrist, but you’ll still want to get a good measurement.

What I liked about most of the pairs is that they don’t look like traditional smartphone touch-capable gloves. Those usually have an obvious capacitive tip, often in a different color, which is a giveaway that these are tech gloves. Most folks wouldn’t know that the Mujjo gloves serve a secret purpose… smartphone use!


  • Assorted selections
  • Leather models are luxurious
  • Velcro closure on wrist of leather models
  • Smartphone-compatible
  • Don’t look like smartphone gloves


  • Need to order the right size
  • High-end models are expensive

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a pair of touchscreen-compatible gloves, Mujjo has a nice variety to choose from. 

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Review: Mujjo’s premium leather iPhone X case and knitted gloves

While I started my days with iDB as a hardware reviewer, recently the Wallpapers of the Week section is where I spend my time. It is rare for me to accept a review from hardware providers, just because of the effort that goes into properly penning an accessory review. However, the Mujjo leather iPhone X case has brought me out of retirement. You may have seen Andrew cover this case in his Epic iPhone X case round up, but I wanted to add some extra words for this great case. … Read the rest of this post here

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It’s cold! These are the best iPhone-compatible gloves to keep your hands warm

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Parts of the U.S. is getting slammed by a massive cold front, and touch screens don’t always respond well to gloves. Why freeze, just to use your smartphone? AppleInsider has options to keep your hands warm, and still take that call from your mother!
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Gadget Ogling: A Waterproof Reader, a Phone That’s Got Game, and Gloves That Make Paying Up Comfy

One of the great joys of reading is that you can do it anywhere. A relaxing bath is a prime opportunity for getting through a few chapters, but woe betide those who let their paperback slip into the tub or accidentally splash water into the most delicate part of an e-reader. And, lo! Amazon has a solution with its Kindle Oasis. The device can survive in fresh water up to a depth of two meters for as long as an hour — perfect for those long soaks when you just know you’ll end up snoozing for a bit. But wait, there’s more!

Visa swaps payment cards for NFC gloves at the Winter Olympics

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Researchers Use Electricity to Make Wearable Heated Gloves

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A team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a way to create electrically heated cloth.

Materials scientist Trisha Andrew explains they took a plain pair of cotton gloves and used a vapor deposition method for nano-coating fabric to coat the fingers in a polymer known as poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), or PEDOT. A coin battery weighing 1.8 grams (0.0039 lbs.) provides power to the gloves, but not enough power to pass through the skin and cause harm.

“We took a pair of cotton gloves and coated the fingers to allow a small amount of current to pass through, so they heat up,” said Andrew. “It’s regular old-fashioned cotton cloth. We chose to make a pair of gloves because the fingers require a high curvature that allows us to show that our material is really flexible.”

An image of the gloves coated in PEDOT. Image Credit: UMass Amherst
An image of the gloves coated in PEDOT. Image Credit: UMass Amherst

The test gloves the team made kept fingers warm for about eight hours, though switching to a rechargeable battery was suggested, as it would enable longer use. They also continued to work after being ripped, repaired, charged over night, and even when submerged in water. The last scenario is especially useful as it means the gloves won’t shock anyone wearing them while in the rain or snow.

Gloves aren’t the only clothing the team is experimenting with, though, as they’ve also coated cotton yarn often used in sweaters. The material yielded favorable results, suggesting the coating method can be used for more than small articles of clothing.

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