Smart or Silly? Winter Gloves That Double as a Cell Phone

January 16, 2013 | By | Comments (0)

Hi-Call Bluetooth Gloves

No matter how many years go by, I still find the sight of a person walking around, talking to no one, to be a bit bizarre. My first thought is always “I hope that guy is okay.” Then, of course, the light bulb goes off and I realize he’s on a teeny, tiny bluetooth.

Well this new product ups the anté on how crazy you can look while gabbing on your phone—but even I have to admit—it’s kind of cool.

Hi-Call is a Bluetooth glove that allows you to talk through your hand—you know, the way you would if you were playing make-believe with your kids. The left glove has a speaker and a microphone sewn into the thumb and the pinkie; just hold your hand to your face, and you can start chatting. The gloves also have capacitive technology, which is a fancy way of saying they allow you to manipulate your smart phone’s touch screen without taking them off. They’re made in Italy, and retail for $70 on thinkgeek.com.

What do you think? Do you walk-and-talk using a bluetooth? Are these gloves a useful alternative, or just plain silly? Tell us in the comments.

And check out our roundup of more traditional winter accessories, too.

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