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Published on February 24th, 2014 | by Greg

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Mujjo: Warm(er) Touchscreen Gloves

Winter has been brutal this year- sub-zero temperatures, polar vortex storms, and plenty of snow and sleet are enough to make everyone want to stay indoors. But any urbanite worth their salted sidewalk knows the major downside of gloves- the fumbling, freezing fingers that come with trying to check your email, take a call, or pull up Google Maps on your smartphone while out and about.

Which is why we were excited for the new Mujjo Double-Layered Touchscreen Gloves, a thicker, warmer pair of knit gloves woven with extra wool insulation. Unlike some competitors, these aren’t limited to only a couple of areas, and you can instead use not just one or two fingertips but any part of your hand to utilize your device.

The Mujjo gloves are also set apart thanks to some nice details, like the black leather strap closure and what they call the “cuff boards”. They look great, stylish and versatile. We also loved the initial impressions- they slide on comfortably, with a great fit, and just a bit of stretchiness (the fingers may be a bit short for some folks). We were worried about them being too warm or making our hands sweat, but they breathe pretty well. And they are coated with a textured, grippy surface (silicone bumps) that has held up well despite some tough use. We never had issues with responsiveness, either, and the gloves never felt like they were in the way.

Quickly, though, we found some limitations. Though definitely far warmer than any other touchscreen gloves that we’ve seen, wind and moisture will quickly cut through, and freezing temperatures end up biting and numbing your fingers after a few minutes of exposure. In addition, after a couple of weeks of daily use, we did notice that there was some fraying on several fingers. We tried two different pairs, both with the same issues, but liked that instead of “one size fits all”, Mujjo offers three- small/medium, medium/large, and extra-large. Available now, directly, for under $35, they feel worth the price.

 

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.



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