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Here's How To Make Any Glove Work With A Touchscreen

I don't know about you, but I'll go on record and admit that I have a pretty co-dependent relationship with my smartphone. It's almost always by my side - even more often than my wallet or keys - and if not, I at least always know exactly where it is. Our phones have become so important to us that it's just a force of habit now to swipe through your notifications every 10-15 minutes. 

Most of the year, that's not a big deal but when the winter comes you have a hard choice to make: either you keep your hands warm and toasty in your gloves OR you continue to use your phone's touchscreen the way the good lord and Steve Jobs intended you to. Modern touchscreens on most devices these days use a small capacitive charge from your finger to the screen to detect touch, which is why wearing gloves renders the touchscreen useless due to the current being unable to travel through the glove. 

Luckily, the HouseholdHacker YouTube channel just came out with this helpful tip to make any glove touchscreen-friendly. All you need to do is sew some metallic thread through the tips of your gloves so that it's looped on the inside and outside of the fingertip.  Now when you wear your gloves, the metal will conduct the charge to the screen (as long as your finger touches the thread on the inside) and allow you to browse more awesome videos on Wimp even in sub-zero temperatures!

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