The Dots Gloves D200 that I ordered about 2 months ago, finally arrived last week. I’ve now had the chance to try them out and I even did a quick two minute video demonstration, which you can see below.
This is my 3rd post about the Dots Gloves D200 so there’s not much left to say about them, except perhaps the most important things: How comfortable they are and how they work.
I’m not a big gloves person, but I find these very comfortable to wear. The medium size was easy for me to put on, but they were a tad too big. I struggle somewhat to get my hands into the small size, but once in there, they fit really well.
In my opinion, they are a bit more slippery than hands, so please keep a tighter grip on your iPhone / iPod Touch while wearing the gloves, just to make sure it doesn’t slip out of your hand. It shouldn’t be a problem though, but just in case.
How They Work
Here’s the bad news. For me, they don’t work very well. It’s easier for me to control the iPhone using the tip of my nose, than with these gloves, I’m sorry to say. I really had high hopes for the D200’s.
The gloves work by creating contact between the iPhone’s capacitive touch screen and your finger inside the gloves, through a “dot” placed on three of the finger tips. I don’t know what exactly the “dot” is made of, but it doesn’t scratch your iPhone screen or anything like that, so no need to worry.
As I seemed to notice how some fabric, on the inside, got stuck between the “dot” and my finger, I contacted Dots Gloves to inquire about it. They informed me that their R&D was aware of it but I didn’t get much more information than that. I suppose, if you order a pair today, you might get one where the inside fabric (fleece) doesn’t get between your finger and the “dot”, which would make it easier to actually use the gloves to control your iPhone.
The price is $25 a pair. Currently sold-out but expected delivery during December.