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webBikeWorld Nanotips - Make Your Gloves Touch Screen Sensitive

Discussion in 'Motorcycling News' started by NetriderBot, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. #1 NetriderBot, Feb 3, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 3, 2015
    Nanotips is claimed to be "the world's first liquid solution that can make any glove touchscreen compatible".

    There's not much to it: spread Nanotips on a glove fingertip, let it dry overnight or blast it with a hair dryer for a couple of minutes and you're good to go.

    Not without a couple of issues though...

    First, it doesn't last forever, so it must be reapplied once and a while.

    The 8 ml bottle is said to coat about 25-30 fingertips and at 20 bucks a bottle, it's kind of expensive.

    A more significant issue arises when using Nanotips on motorcycle gloves, however.

    Motorcycle gloves are thick and the fingertips are bulky. This makes touching an swiping on a smartphone a bit of a hit-or-miss proposition, Nanotips or not.

    The heavier or bulkier the glove and the smaller the screen, the harder it is to get a precise touch.

    This makes sense when you think about it; perhaps someone needs to invent a tiny stylus that can be glued to a glove fingertip?

    If you can get over that problem, Nanotips works. That is, it does make a leather glove touch-sensitive.

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