Nanotips uses nanotechnology to transform winterwear into wearable tech.
Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, Nanotips is a liquid solution that turns any pair of gloves into touchscreen gloves.
Nanotips was created by Tony Yu who got the idea for the product after purchasing an expensive pair of motorcycle gloves that didn’t have touchscreen capabilities. He didn’t want to spend on another pair so he started researching for an alternative.
Touchscreen gloves are quite essential to smartphone users during the winter season, but options can be limited since people are forced to weigh price against functionality and attractiveness. With Nanotips, people can grab any pair of gloves they own and add touchscreen capabilities to the fingertips.
Formulated using nanotechnology, the product is a conductive polyamide liquid solution that mimics the touch of human skin. The solution is applied to the forefingers and thumbs of gloves like nail polish. When it dries it creates a conductive film on the area. A single application can last from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the gloves and how it is used by the wearer.
While the product was created specifically for gloves, it can also be applied on materials like pens to create styluses for tablets.
Nanotips comes in two solutions, Nanotips Blue and Nanotips Black. Blue is for standard fabrics while Black is for leathers, rubber, and other thicker materials. A bottle costs $20.
The Kickstarter campaign for the product has already raised over five times its target. The campaign ends February 25th.
Watch the video below for more about Nanotips.
The video below shows a quick demo of how to use Nanotips.