Protect yourself from the cold while using your iPad or iPhone with Mujjo gloves.
In Spain we are going through the toughest phase of winter, with a cold wave that has just ended and another of which we are already noticing the first effects. Of course, it depends on the area in which we are, but surely more than one does not leave home these days without putting on gloves. In this way, we keep our hands warm. The problem is that we can’t use touch devices without removing our gloves because the screens don’t recognize keystrokes.
Fortunately, there are different versions of gloves compatible with these screens on the market. We have tested a model of the brand for a few days mujjo, one of those that offer the best value for money. This Dutch firm, specialized in iPad and iPhone covers and gloves for the same devices, has a wide variety of models, from the simplest in fabric to the most sophisticated (and expensive) in leather.
In this case, it is of no use to us that the gloves allow us to use an iPad or iPhone if, really, they do not protect us from the cold, so we are going to analyze how they behave in both sections.
The Mujjo as gloves
The model that we have been able to test is the refined, one of the last to arrive in the Mujjo catalogue. The main novelty compared to previous versions is the leather trim with a clasp on the grip that serves to give it a more elegant touch (this, as always, according to taste) and to obtain a better fit in the hand. We have seen some reviews complaining about the Mujjo being a large size, but in our case we have had no problems with the size M/L that we have tried. The gloves fit perfectly.
As for their ability to keep your hands warm, they perform better than expected. Although they are not too thick (quite the opposite), indoors it is warm, offering a quite comfortable sensation. The biggest problem is when they get wet, since the material used allows moisture to pass through (and retains), so in that case it is better that we take them off.
The seams do not bother and, to put a fault, the bracket offers too much resistance, although we assume that it will be something that will be corrected with use.
The design of the gloves, with small rubber bubbles distributed throughout the palm (which reduce their presence as they approach the tips of the fingers) allow a firm grip on the device, offering greater security and reducing risk and sensation that the equipment is going to slip from our hands.
The Mujjo and touch screens
As we said in the previous section, the tips of the fingers do not have these small rubber bubbles. Instead, it reveals the material used as a base on the entire surface of the glove: a combination of nylon and silver fibers that facilitate conductivity. This is what allows the transmission of our body electrical charge to the screen and that it reacts.
The Mujjo meet in this regard, but without being anything spectacular. In fact, it is easier to enlarge or reduce an image by tapping on the screen with two fingers than to try to type text with some agility. Obviously, the thickness of the contact surface increases (finger + glove), with which we lose precision. Therefore, it is easier to use them on the iPad screen than on the iPhone (for example, to write a message). Even so, they serve more than enough to get us out of trouble, but their use is more aimed at making or answering calls or writing short texts (on the iPad), than writing a long email on the iPhone.
Another problem that we are going to find is that the Touch ID does not respond if we use these gloves. Fortunately, iOS allows you to unlock the device by entering a code even if we have configured this security system, so that, although it is not the best way, we manage to avoid this small obstacle.
The gloves are available in two colors (black and grey) and their usual price is **€25**, both in the official store and in other *generalists* (Amazon, K-tuin, Macnificos). If you are cold and want to be able to use your iOS device on the street, the Mujjo are a recommended option
- discreet design
- It allows you to use all the usual gestures on the screen, from a simple touch to swiping or pinching to enlarge/reduce an image
- Rubber bubbles make it easy to hold the device
- Warmer than it may appear to the naked eye
- Hook on the cuff for a better fit of the glove
- they are not waterproof
- Increased contact surface reduces accuracy
- They are not comfortable if we want to write long texts, especially on an iPhone
More information: Mujjo