ADAPTIV Farkle Fingers™ will make any pair of gloves touch-screen friendly. Just pull the Farkle Fingers™ over the tips of your gloves and you’ll be able to use any touch-screen device effectively. Make calls with a smartphone, navigate a GPS, or change your MP3 player settings, all without having to take your gloves off. Farkle Fingers™ are stretchable. They fit any size glove and are elasticized so will stay on the glove while riding.
Each package contains four (4) Farkle Fingers™.
- Compatible with any touch-screen device
- One size fits all
- Elasticized “cuffs” to secure to finger tips
Farkles – (far-culls) – defined as – a combination of “function” and “sparkle”, hence, farkle. Motorcycle enthusiasts may install accessories, called farkles (also spelled farkel), to customize their machines.
Why Do I Need Farkle Fingers™?
Many of today’s touch-screen devices, such as Apple’s iPhones use a technology called a Capacitive Touch Screen (Courtesy of WikiPedia)
Capacitive touchscreen of a mobile phone:
A capacitive touchscreen panel consists of an insulator such as glass, coated with a transparent conductor such as indium tin oxide (ITO). As the human body is also an electrical conductor, touching the surface of the screen results in a distortion of the screen’s electrostatic field, measurable as a change in capacitance. Different technologies may be used to determine the location of the touch. The location is then sent to the controller for processing.
Unlike a resistive touchscreen, one cannot use a capacitive touchscreen through most types of electrically insulating material, such as gloves. This disadvantage especially affects usability in consumer electronics, such as touch tablet PCs and capacitive smartphones in cold weather. It can be overcome with a special capacitive stylus, or a special-application glove with an embroidered patch of conductive thread passing through it and contacting the user’s fingertip.