Industry News 12/2/2015

B$Z: GloveTacts Comes Out Swiping, Connects Gloved Consumers With Their Devices

GloveTacts, maker of the world’s first-ever adhesive conductive fingertip tech, comes out swiping with a high-tech yet simple, affordable solution to connect gloved consumers with their devices.

The patent-pending GloveTacts use ConnecTec, an ultra-thin material more conductive than human skin, for precise touchscreen sensitivity. The ConnecTec pads attach securely and durably to nearly any glove via an advanced adhesive developed with 3M for a low-profile addition you’ll hardly notice, aside from the enhanced functionality.

GloveTacts allow you to stay warm and stay connected

“I spend a lot of time outside, especially on my motorcycle and mountain bike,” said Gregorio de Haro, founder and CEO. “I got frustrated by missing photo opportunities or taking too much time to navigate with my smartphone. It just isn’t practical to have to take your gloves off every time you need to operate your device. And if it’s cold, it’s certainly not pleasant.”

Glove manufacturers offer gloves with integrated conductivity, but most have to be thin enough to allow skin contact with the conductive material. And what if you already own perfectly good gloves?

Unable to find a reliable solution that was easy to use and inexpensive, he set out to create his own. Over the course of almost a year, he developed GloveTacts, then began manufacturing in Southern California using local vendors.

“We are made in the U.S.A. and proudly utilize the diverse industry and people of the Los Angeles area,” said de Haro. “It cuts down manufacturing lead times, transportation expenses, quality control costs, carbon footprint and allows us to give back to the local economy while making a quality and affordable product.”

GloveTacts are shaped to fit any glove securely and seamlessly

Since ConnecTec doesn’t require contact with human skin, GloveTacts are a versatile solution for limitless applications in work and play, tested with motorcycle and snowmobile gloves, cycling gloves, ski/snowboard gloves, industrial work gloves, garden gloves, football and baseball gloves, equestrian gloves, and even prosthetics.

The secret lies in micro carbon filaments embedded in the outer polyurethane layer of ConnecTec, creating a resistance of 104 ohms (Human skin conductivity typically is 105). The conductive layer is blended seamlessly with a polyester adhesive layer for a durable product that will likely outlast the gloves it’s attached to.

“It’s a simple yet elegant solution for anyone who’s fumbled with a touchscreen device while wearing gloves, from pro snowboarders to the cable guy,” said de Haro.

GloveTacts retail for $9.99 USD and are available now at