Comparing the Best Touchscreen Gloves

ABC News' Gio Benitez gets to the bottom of which gloves work best for cold-weather texting.
2:24 | 01/02/17

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:



Skip to this video now

Now Playing:


Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Comparing the Best Touchscreen Gloves
Made for Real, Real Life. Back now with a closer look at touchscreen gloves. ABC news gio Benitez is here. Good morning. Good morning, happy new year. We often have to choose between keeping your hands warm or using that phone. This morning we're trying out a few of these gloves to see if you can do both without breaking the bank. Reporter: Typing in the cold can be a pain in more ways than one. Annoying having to take off the gloves every time to send a text. Reporter: Regular gloves don't work with touchscreens. Here's why. The fabric blocks the charge from your finger which activates your phone. Nick guy from evaluated 12 pairs of touchscreen gloves to find out how well they work. Looking at all of these, they don't have those tips that we're so used to seeing. No. The technology is advanced. They actually sew in silver and copper thread that conduct electricity and allow you to use your touchscreen. Reporter: Nick camped out in a temperature controlled brewery cooler like this one, keeping it just above freezing while he texted, used apps and played games. Now it's my turn with wirecutter's picks. First up, the moeschy digits. We found that they were nice and warm but we were also able to type really well with the thumbs on them. How well can I type in a brewery cooler? Well, no typos. Looks like you did pretty good. Reporter: See how well the phone stays on the glove? Get a tight fit. He says watch out for gloves with extra material or seams or the tip. That reduces touchscreen ability. Dirt and grime also affect the gloves so follow manufacturer's instructions when it comes to washing but beware, washing also wears down these threads. The ware wiresutter says most touchscreen gloves do lose their ability. The site is coming out with a new updated list just within a week. But they're pretty good. Fashionable too. I see people walking and texting all the time in the cold here in New York.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"2:24","description":"ABC News' Gio Benitez gets to the bottom of which gloves work best for cold-weather texting.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/GMA","id":"44509933","title":"Comparing the Best Touchscreen Gloves ","url":"/GMA/video/comparing-best-touchscreen-gloves-44509933"}