Best touchscreen gloves for 2024

Best touchscreen gloves
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From reading messages to scrolling through favorite music playlists, we've tested the best touchscreen gloves to ensure they make the daily task of using a smartphone as easy as possible. More importantly, the best touchscreen gloves will also keep your hands warm in colder temperatures.

But with so many different styles and designs, it can often be tricky to find the best pair to suit your lifestyle. We looked for gloves that prioritize comfort as well as those made from premium materials. Depending on your preference, touchscreen gloves range from fabric and leather to anti-slip materials. We also evaluated how durable they are to maintain and clean.

Whether you're looking for something classy, fashionable or super practical, below we've rounded up a selection of the best touchscreen gloves to suit all tastes. 

Tom's Guide compiles this list by examining the top well-reviewed pairs available. We've found suitable touchscreen gloves for everyone, from minimalists to fashionistas, as well as commuters and athletes alike. We've even found a few options sold in a ton of color options if you want everything to match.

1. Achiou Winter Warm Touchscreen Gloves

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Achiou Winter Warm Touchscreen Gloves for Women and Men

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Available in ten different colors, including the Rose Red design seen below, these touchscreen gloves are as snazzy as they are functional. Grippy silicone triangles on the palms aim to keep your phone in your hand -- and not in the snow below you -- while their knit wool fabric provides softness and warmth in the winter. Each glove features thumb, index and middle finger tips designed to activate touchscreens.

Oh, and don't worry about clammy palms, the Achious have a breathable material, keeping you dry and in the clear. With that combination of color options, warmth and extras, Achiou's made a pair to consider as the best touchscreen gloves. Available in medium, large and x-large.

2. C.C Unisex cable knit anti-slip gloves

best touchscreen gloves - C.C Unisex Cable Knit Winter Warm Anti-Slip Touchscreen Texting Gloves

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Available in practically every color you could think of, and in many combinations you didn't see coming, these winter gloves from C.C. can be bought to match any outfit. Their "confetti" designs sprinkle in various tones on top of others, which can produce versatile effects. The cable-knit design makes them perfect for the old-fashioned friends and family members.

Made with a soft acrylic for a one-size-fits-most design, these gloves have smart-tips on the thumb and index fingers, to help you tap through whatever you need to get done in the cold. Plus, the faux-suede palm grip will help you keep your hold on practically anything. 

3. Warmen women's touchscreen texting leather gloves

WARMEN Women's Touchscreen Texting Genuine Nappa Leather Gloves

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While the Warmen gloves are made in a wide array of colors — great for matching outfits — the color options seem to go in and out of stock on Amazon. At the time of publishing, Amazon has them in grey, purple, burgundy, navy, orange and black. 

Their exterior is 100 percent Sheepskin and the lining is 30 percent cashmere with 70 percent wool. Sold in Large, X-Large and XX-Large. The touchscreen-sensitive material is only used on the tips of thumbs, forefingers and middle fingers.

4. Isotoner women’s stretch fleece smarTouch gloves

Isotoner Women’s Stretch Fleece smarTouch Gloves with Spill

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Isotoner, maker of umbrellas and other cold-weather accessories, also makes smartphone-friendly gloves. This pair is made with stretchy fleece, and features spill fringe, the lining material that extends outside of the glove.

Sold in black, multiple shades of gray, Really Red and leopard, these gloves look to fit into your personal style. Screen-activating sections placed on thumbs, index and middle fingers. One size fits all. 

5. Dimore womens screen touch gloves 

best touchscreen gloves Dimore Womens Screen Touch Gloves Winter Thick Warm Lined Smart Texting Gloves

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Looking for a more exciting pair of gloves? This fleece-lined pair from Dimore — is eye-catching, but restrained making them one of the more stylish pairs — which might be all you need to know to think of them as the best touchscreen gloves. 

Available in black, brown and khaki, these gloves have satin insets on the thumb and index finger for touchscreen activations. Don't worry about these gloves not meeting your standards, as they're backed by a no-hassle money-back lifetime guarantee. One size fits all. 

6. GliderGloves copper infused touch screen gloves

GliderGloves Copper Infused Touch Screen Gloves

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Available in black, grey and Ingress Green, these gloves feature a textured grip pattern for helping you keep a hold on the world around you. Oh, and not just the tips are smartphone compatible: the entire surface of the gloves work with your phones.

These gloves look more neutral and less techy than some of the sports-focused gloves on this list, and personally that's how I'd be shopping. I'm trying to find gloves that don't scream "I can use these with a phone," and the patterns on these make them look a lot less over the top.

7. Geyoga Women's Winter Touchscreen Gloves Warm Fleece Lined Knit Gloves (2 pair)

Geyoga Women's Winter Touchscreen Gloves Warm Fleece Lined Knit Gloves (2 pair)

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Currently sold in 10 different pairings of colors, this value-focused offer (two pairs for the price of one) delivers at least one neutral tone per pack. They've got touchscreen input surfaces on the thumb and index finger, and their mix of fleece and chenille should make for both good tactile feel and warmth.

For color-matching to outfits, look at the Grey, Pink, Black, Khaki and Black, Red pairs. The Khaki looks more orangey than khaki. The Geyoga Women's Winter Touchscreen Gloves Warm Fleece Lined Knit Gloves should fit most hands, measuring 8.75 inch long, and 4 inch wide at wrist.

How to choose the best touchscreen gloves

While we're all trying to find the cheapest pair — it's bad enough our phones can't recognize regular gloves — there are reasons to consider the more expensive pairs on this list. For example, look for gloves with the activation material usage you're looking for.

Some gloves only can actuate screens with material used on the tips of the thumbs, index and middle fingers, while other gloves are entirely made out of that material that interacts with your phone screen.  The latter might sound better, but think about accidentally activating your phone screen, and that leading to typos and unintentional phone numbers.

Lastly, as someone who shops for these gloves myself, I recommend you err on the side of a larger glove. All hands are different, but many gloves I've purchased over the years felt a bit too snug. 

All the rest is between you and your sense of style and aesthetics. Good luck!

How we found the best touchscreen gloves

Our guide for the best touchscreen gloves was based on extensive, consumer report research, online reviews and personal use. We rated things like material, comfort and how user-friendly it was to navigate around the device. In addition, we looked at practicality and price. 

Cynthia Lawrence
Content Editor, Homes

As the Homes Content Editor, Cynthia Lawrence covers all things homes, interior decorating, and garden-related. She has a wealth of editorial experience testing the latest, ‘must-have’ home appliances, writing buying guides and the handy ‘how to’ features. 

Her work has been published in various titles including, T3, Top Ten Reviews, Ideal Home, Real Homes, Livingetc. and House Beautiful, amongst many.

With a rather unhealthy obsession for all things homes and interiors, she also has an interior design blog for style inspiration and savvy storage solutions (get rid of that clutter!). When she’s not testing cool products, she’ll be searching online for more decor ideas to spruce up her family home or looking for a great bargain!

  • SalNaj
    Hi there, the link for Glider Gloves goes to the wrong product. Here is the correct link...
  • Wolfshadw
    @henrytcaseyAs noted above, there is an incorrect link in the article for item #6.