This Snowboard glove control for the iPod is not a commercially available product yet and might never appear in shops but it is an interesting concept which shows a different approach compared to the many ‘standard’ solutions of iPod controls in clothing, bags and gloves.
What we like on this demo product is the use of metallic buttons that are connected to the electronics via a conductive thread that’s used to sew them on.
Bringing two of those buttons together will close the circuit and activate whatever function is assigned to the button.
The usability in the demonstrated in its current form does not give justice to its potential. This simple and unique idea should inspire others to create more diversity for Wearable Electronic products by using â€˜everydayâ€™ items of the fashion world and transform them into something more intelligent.