The first official day of Winter is still more than a week away, but sub 30 degree temps are already here in Southern Indiana. When it gets colder than 50 degrees, this gadgeteer breaks out her gloves to combat cold hands. I have a lot of different pairs of gloves in all sorts of colors and patterns, but they all have one problem… they don’t allow me to interact with my smartphone while wearing them. Special capacitive screen compatible gloves like Mujjo’s Touchscreen Gloves solve this problem.
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Based in The Netherlands, Mujjo makes their touchscreen gloves in 2 sizes and 5 colors including black, natural gray, sandstone, lavender and coral pink. I was sent a pair of Sandstone gloves to test.
I’ve reviewed other brands of touch screen gloves and find the Mujjo gloves to have a more rugged look and feel. They are made of acrylic, spandex and silver-coated nylon fibers which give them a thicker cotton knit feel instead of a thin stretchy knit feel like other capacitive gloves.
The silver-coated nylon fibers do not make the gloves scratchy at all. They aren’t exactly soft either though. This isn’t to say they aren’t comfortable, because they are. They are just different. They remind me more of gardening or utility gloves than everyday gloves.
I’ve been wearing these gloves for a week now and so far they seem to be keeping their shape and aren’t having problems with piling, ravels or other defects.
Interacting with my phone while wearing the gloves feels the same as interacting with my phone and bare hands. No matter how I touch the screen (fingertip, knuckle, etc), the tap is recognized. Now when a call comes in, I don’t have to pull off a glove to answer it.
There are a couple caveats with the Mujjo gloves that I need to mention. The first “issue” is that they are not machine washable. You have to wash them by hand… which isn’t a deal breaker, but it’s also advised that you not use any soap to wash them. I’m not sure what your definition of “washing” is, but mine includes some type of soap… That means that if you get dirt or stains on the gloves, you might not be able to clean them.
The other issue is price. Since these gloves are not available here in the US, they are shipping from overseas and the price with taxes and shipping make them pretty expensive when you compare them to other brands which are readily available here. That said, the 2 pairs of gloves I reviewed in the past have become fuzzy and ratty looking after only a few months of use. I think the Mujjo gloves will last longer just because they feel more substantial. This is just a guess though and I won’t know for sure till I’ve worn them for a few months.
In the end, I have mixed feelings about these gloves. I don’t love them and don’t hate them. My main problem is the price. If that doesn’t scare you away then you will probably like these gloves and be able to use them for at least 2 seasons. Hopefully… I’ll try to remember to report back in a few months with an update on how well they have held up.