"What separates man from animal is our ability to accessorize."
How true, how true! It is a distinctly human trait to adorn one's fingers with shiny, sparkly things; to add a flower to one's ear; or place a feather in one's cap.
But with the advent of touch-screen technology, man's innate ability to accessorize has reached a new sophistication... Glittens!
|A Columbia Heights man sports a pair of|
glittens while searching for iPhone apps.
|Williams shows of his glittens.|
"I bought these from the women's accessories department at Target," he said.
But who could blame him? While he was comfortably checking his e-mail on the corner of 14th and Irving Streets in Northwest Washington... other people stuck texting on the go with traditional gloves (including myself) were being left out in the cold.
|Don't let the smile fool you. |
I was FREEZING out there!
|These Glittens set me back about $18.|
Not since Madonna's Like a Virgin has fingerless gloves been all the rage.
|Classic Madonna - circa 1984 - in white|
lace fingerless gloves.
But iPhones aren't the only use for glittens...
|These Etre Touchy gloves retail for $31.70|
(Photo Credit: Etre Touchy)
- Bank ATM machines
- Sony PlayStation PSP, Nintendo GameBoy Advance and other handheld video games systems
- Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and other e-Book readers
- Cameras with touch-screen technology
- Flip video cam and other camcorders
- Fishing/angling equipment
- Picking noses (using a tissue is at the discretion of the glitten wearer)
Stay-tuned, as I will continue to update you on new developments in touch-screen glove technology... and all things food, fashion & fun in the nation's capital!