Magic Gloves with iPod Controls Bring Music to Snow Sport Enthusiasts

If you’re the kind of person who likes to play around in the snow, probably with a pair of skis or a snowboard, then chances are you’re familiar with the problem of finding a way to listen to your music while¬†flailing¬†around in the white stuff. See, it’s a bit cold out there, and taking your gloves off to skip a track or change the volume on your iPhone isn’t that fun.

New gloves from Burton, manufacturer of snowboards and the like, aim to fix that little problem once and for all, by embedding iPod controls right into the fabric of some truly magical gloves…

One hand houses the controls, meaning the other can easily press them at will, changing tracks and increasing/decreasing volume. The gloves connect to your iDevice using the standard dock connector.


Expect the gloves to go on sale next year, if our understanding of badly translated Japanese is to be believed.