Mujjo Double-Layered Touchscreen Gloves Review: Welcome For Winter

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Mujjo Double-Layered Touchscreen Gloves Review: Welcome For Winter

If the last couple of days haven't driven the point home yet, the point will be driven home conclusively over much of the United States in the next few days. That point is that it's winter in full swing, despite the fact that the calendar insists it's still fall and will be for the next several days. That means some new habits, and some new clothes. Good news: there's a whole new option in gloves that will let you continue to use your touchscreen mobile devices--whether for gaming or anything else--and it's the Mujjo Double-Layered Touchscreen Gloves, a pair of which the folks at Mujjo sent out for us to review.

The Mujjo Double-Layered Touchscreen Gloves were actually developed as a result of requests from users in colder climates--and let's be honest, given that I'm in Michigan, that makes me one of those users--which led to some changes over current developments. Mujjo has been making touchscreen gloves for years, but these new touchscreen gloves are a little something extra special.

Boasting a new extra layer of wool, the gloves are better able to take on the deeper colds often seen in some parts of the world. A leather wrist strap with magnet closure helps keep the gloves fitting comfortably, and a series of "anti slip dots", small nodules of silicon, line the palm up into the fingers for better grip. Amazon is currently offering these at $29.95 in either medium or large.

I had four key points to test here, starting with warmth. The gloves do a fairly nice job of keeping hands warm even in low temperatures, as tested via the simple expedient of going out in a 27-degree garage. Handling some snow on the ground also revealed that the gloves aren't exactly waterproof, but water resistant at least somewhat, so be careful on those days where the snow can turn to rain at a moment's notice.

Naturally, there's also the interaction with touchscreens to consider; a game of 2048 on my iPad 2, with constant four-direction sliding, made it clear that the touchscreen interaction was at least satisfactory. There were some moments when a slide didn't go according to Hoyle, but these were a minority of incidents, less than one in five overall. The "anti slip dots," meanwhile, proved to add worthwhile traction for devices large and small, from an iPad 2 to an iPod Touch.

While the fit wasn't exactly the greatest--when asked, I told them to send the largest pair they had, which sadly was a "large"--and gents with bigger hands may find these a little closer to skintight gloves than they'd ever comfortably wear, the possibility exists to actually wear these inside another pair, making them an excellent base layer as well. However, the fit won't be that bad, and these can be worn with reasonable comfort by even the largest hands.

The long and the short of it is that, though these aren't anything spectacular, the end result is a solid and worthwhile entrant into the glove field. The touchscreen interactions are sound if imperfect, and the extra grip can come in handy. A little more devotion to cold weather protection--gloves really need greater water resistance--and to touchscreen interactions might have produced a true wonder in touchscreen gloves, but the Mujjo Double-Layered Touchscreen Gloves will yield a solid overall experience that will keep your hands warm and you touchscreening cheerfully away regardless of the weather.

Pros: sound value, decent interactions, warm

Cons: susceptible to soakings, not the greatest fit

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