Accessories for the iPod seem to be getting more and more niche. There’s the iPod boxer shorts, of course, and now here’s a $35 pair of gloves with special electrically-conductive fiber in the thumb and index fingertips. The fibre allows control of the iPod clickwheel without taking the mitts off.
As retailer J&R explains:
“The clickwheel on iPods functions by detecting the minute electrical charge in fingers and tracking it as it moves from point-to-point. Gloves adds a layer of insulation between fingers and the clickwheelâ€™s surface, blocking the electronic sensors. Tavo’s new gloves allows charge to pass through the gloves from fingers to iPodâ€™s clickwheel.”
The gloves also feature a “Gripper palm” to stop you dropping your precious music player in a big puddle of slush.