Isn’t the internet grand? You search something along the lines of “writing gloves” or “gloves for writers” on Google or Amazon and then just like magic, ads for similar items start to appear on your blog or Facebook page. This is how I came across The Writer’s Glove on one particularly cold day of writing when my go-to fingerless gloves just weren’t cutting it and I was spending more time heating up my fingers over the steam rising from my coffee than actually writing.
On first glance I found The Writer’s Glove to be impractical simply because they’re full gloves and I’ve always liked skin-to-key contact when writing. Then there was the issue of aesthetics. Some might think they look sleek and stylish. Like normal people. I, on the other hand, thought they looked a little creepy and murdery. Yeah, I know murdery is not a real word, but it really was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the ad.
I was skeptical of their fit and comfort and convinced that I’d hate them, so naturally I got in touch with the people at The Writer’s Glove and asked for a pair to review. Ben was kind enough to send out a pair right away for me to try and not a moment too soon given the extreme cold and snow we’ve been getting in my neck of the woods.
Well, they finally arrived and it looks like I was wrong, at least about some things, mainly that I don’t hate them.
They are actually very comfortable and I had no issues using them on my phone or tablet touchscreens. They’re thin and feel nice against the skin, and had I measured properly and ordered the right size, I’m pretty sure they’d be non-intrusive and quite practical for long hours of typing. If only I’d believed that my chubby, Vienna sausage-like digits would’ve actually fit in the size Extra Small as per the size chart and not ordered up a size. Damn me and my hand dysmorphic disorder. (Not a real disorder, but totally could be)
Turns out The Writer’s Glove is as good as they say and a worthy investment for a writer or someone looking for a gift idea for the writer in their life.
I stand behind my opinion on their appearance, though. They really do look murdery, but that’s not such a bad thing, especially if you’re a crime / mystery / horror / thriller writer.
See? Totally murdery.