Be they snowboarder or superhero, anyone who needs to wear bulky gloves on a regular basis knows interacting with tiny buttons and touch-screens isn’t easy. GoGlove aims to solve that problem with a thin, Bluetooth powered glove that allows the wearer to wirelessly control their smartphones, cameras, and many other Bluetooth LE capable devices simply by touching their fingers together.
The GoGlove works through a central Bluetooth base zipped into the wrist area of the glove that can also be removed and function as a stand alone remote. Each of the fingers have embedded sensors that respond to a magnet in the thumb. When your thumb connects to one of your fingers a command is sent through the base to a synced device, making it possible to skip a song, adjust the volume, or activate a GoPro, without needing to fish your phone out of your pocket. To prevent a wearer from accidentally triggering commands as they move their hands, the GoGlove has an activation switch in the base of the middle finger. When the wearer taps their thumb to the activation switch, they have 10 seconds to input a command.
Rather than being stuck with a one-size-fits-all bulky mitt, the GoGlove can be worn on its own, but is also thin enough to serve as a liner inside larger, warmer or waterproof gloves without losing any functionality.
If you’d like to have a part in bringing the GoGlove to market, check out their Kickstarter page, where a pledge of $79 will get you a pair of GoGloves.
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