Touch Screen Gloves by Agloves

Touch Screen Gloves
With touch screen gloves like these, you can type or text and keep your hands warm at the same time. [Image shared by Amazon]
What good are touch screen gloves? Now that winter is coming (no reports on whether this will result in regime change or swarms of undead migrating south), it’s time to start thinking about how to comfortably adapt our everyday activities to accommodate potentially subzero temperatures and wind chill factors that could make a yeti scramble for extra blankets at bedtime.

With most of us owning some kind of touch screen device nowadays — whether it be a tablet or a smart phone (or both!) — considering the Agloves touch screen gloves, which allow you to use touch screens without exposing your naked fingers to the elements, might very well be worth your while.

Touch Screen Gloves Make Texting in Cold Weather Easy

Anyone who has ever fumbled over their touch screen cell phone or tablet in cold weather while simultaneously trying to keep their hands warm knows that it is usually impossible. Tapping on an application icon, swiping the touch screen, or using other screen functions while wearing typical winter gloves is pretty much a no go (and don’t even try it in mittens). In other words, you must remove the gloves while typing to get the cell phone or tablet to even mildly respond to your commands.

With the award-winning Agloves original touch screen gloves, which provide ten-finger functionality with top-rated accuracy and precision, using your cell phone or tablet is a breeze.

Not All Touch Screen Gloves Are Equal in Performance

There may be plenty of imitations on the market place, but few can compare to the Agloves original touch screen gloves. With some 384 reviews on the Amazon website, these gloves have an average rating of four (out of five) stars. For those who shop at Amazon frequently, you will realize that a four-star rating means that people who bought this brand of touch screen gloves are very satisfied.

In addition to being touch screen friendly, most of the reviewers also claim that these gloves keep their hands warm. That in itself is an additional benefit beside making it easier to text, send emails, or surf the Internet. There is another feature that I believe one should be aware of. With non-touch screen friendly gloves, you most likely will want to remove your cell phone from your pocket or purse before trying to text or type. This is when you most likely could drop your phone. In this way, the Agloves touch screen gloves could save you from the expense of purchasing a new device.

Wash Away Your Doubts When You Wash Your Hands

There should be an image here!Washing your hands “wipes the slate clean,” removing doubts about recent choices.

That’s the key finding of a University of Michigan study published in the current issue of Science.

The study, conducted by U-M psychologists Spike W. S. Lee and Norbert Schwarz, expands on past research by showing that hand-washing does more than remove the guilt of past misdeeds.

“It’s not just that washing your hands contributes to moral cleanliness as well as physical cleanliness, as seen in earlier research” said Lee, a doctoral candidate in social psychology. “Our studies show that washing also reduces the influence of past behaviors and decisions that have no moral implications whatsoever.”

For the study, Lee and Schwarz, who is affiliated with the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR) and the Ross School of Business in addition to the Department of Psychology, asked undergraduate students to browse through 30 CD covers as part of an alleged consumer survey. Participants picked 10 CDs they would like to own, ranking them by preference. Later, the experimenter offered them a choice between their 5th and 6th ranked CDs as a token of appreciation. Following that choice, participants completed an ostensibly unrelated product survey — of liquid soap. Half merely examined the bottle before answering while the others tested the soap by washing their hands. After completing a filler task, participants were asked to rank the 10 CDs again.

“People who merely examined the soap bottle dealt with their doubts about their decision by changing how they saw the CDs: As in hundreds of earlier studies, once they had made a choice, they saw the chosen CD as much more attractive than before and the rejected CD as much less attractive. But hand-washing eliminated this classic effect. Once participants had washed their hands, they no longer needed to justify their choice when they ranked the CDs the second time around,” Schwarz said.

The researchers replicated the findings in a study using a different task — taste expectations of jars of fruit jams and ostensibly unrelated surveys of antiseptic wipes. “Participants who merely examined an antiseptic wipe after choosing a jar of fruit jam expected the taste of the chosen jam to far exceed the taste of the rejected one. This difference was eliminated when participants tested the antiseptic wipe by cleaning their hands,” said Lee.

According to the authors, the results show that as much as washing can cleanse us from traces of past immoral behavior, it can also cleanse us from traces of past decisions, reducing the need to justify them.

This “clean slate” effect may be relevant to many choices in life. Does washing away the urge to justify one’s choice of one car over another, or even one partner over another, result in less rosy evaluations of them in the long run? If so, does this increase buyer’s remorse because buyers are less likely to convince themselves that they made the best choice possible?

Diane Swanbrow @ University of Michigan

[Photo above by Ruth Sykes / CC BY-ND 2.0]

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