Introducing a new style of glove featuring an open index fingertip and thumb tip design. This unique accessory, enhances usability with touchscreens, tools, equipment, keys, buttons, coins, and a million more everyday uses.
Our patented high-quality gloves come in two materials:
- The first is a Wool Blend Yarn, providing extra warmth and natural comfort. We have added non-toxic silicone grips to these gloves for a stronger hold
- The second is Foam Nitrile which provides a strong grip in both wet and dry environments. These synthetic rubber gloves offer good hand protection, durability, and comfort.
- When you need to use your finger or thumb simply retract the yarn or rubber at the tip to your preferred depth. Once you’re finished, pull it back up and continue on your way.
OUR STORY BY DARRYL ABRAHMS
I went backpacking near the Pacific Crest Trail in eastern Washington in early May 2012. During my hike I wore a regular pair of foam nitrile gloves to provide comfort, protection and better grip on my hiking poles. While walking I enjoyed listening to an audiobook on my mobile device.
However when I wanted to repeat a section of audio for better understanding, I quickly realized that I couldn’t operate the player while wearing my gloves. It required me to remove one of my gloves from the strap of my hiking pole, and then remove the glove from my hand in order to use the touchscreen with my bare finger. When this was done, I had to reverse the process. This frequent inconvenience was time consuming and frustrating, often forcing me to stop walking just to complete this operation.
To address this issue I decided to take action. I removed the glove from my hand and used the scissors on my Swiss army knife to snip the tip off the index finger area of the glove. This modification allowed me to operate my mobile device without having to take off my gloves. With direct contact between my skin and the touchscreen surface, my fingertip became more accurate, significantly enhancing my experience while listening to the audiobook and walking.
Driven by my curiosity I delved into further research to explore other ways to adapt the gloves. I discovered that the thumb is considered the “power digit” as it enables users to do things like operating a cell phone with one hand. Utilizing this insight, I incorporated an open thumb tip design into the gloves to improve usability across different devices, tools, equipment, keys, buttons, zips, maps, coins and millions more.
This innovative solution led to the creation of Trutaj, and the design was successfully patented, marking a significant milestone in my journey.
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Why buy trutaj gloves
True Touch Technology
TRUTAJ gloves are made using two materials: Nitrile provides good hand protection, durability, excellent grip and comfort.
TRUTAJ gloves are tested by hikers in real-life-situations to create the natural “True Touch” result that makes our gloves so popular.
Finger & Thumb
The patented finger and thumb retractable sleeve is unique to the world, and perfectly suited to users who appreciate True Touch
Many gloves use materials that are mobile friendly, but your natural skin, is the True Touch version of Truly Mobile Friendly.
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