With the British winter approaching fast, touchscreen owners are faced with a dilemma – how to use their handset without freezing.
However, an enterprising Italian firm has come to the rescue with a pair of gloves you can talk to.
The left glove has a speaker and microphone sewn into the thumb and little finger, while the fingertips have a special thread so a touchscreen can be used.
They will cost around £50 when they go on sale next week.
‘The hi-Call Man Black is the new sensational product for winter 2012,’ the Italian firm which makes the gadget, called Hi-fun, boasts on its website.
‘A pair of warm gloves, perfect for every sport, from skiing to running, with hi-Call you can control the touch screen of your smartphone thanks to the capacitive technology.
‘The left glove has a speaker and a microphone sewed into thumb and little finger, in order to speak to the phone, while protecting from cold.’
The glove also has a rechargeable battery built in, which has a talk time of 20 hours.
It is recharged using a cable.