I did some research into how a touch screen works, especially the latest iPhone 5 and found this How iPhone works.
So basically if you have gloves on you couldn't use some touch screen smart phones unless they have been specially made with "conductive materials" on the thumb & index fingers
In comes the Parktools GLV-1 Mechanic's Gloves.
|Parktools GLV-1 Mechanic's Gloves(Large)
Great for riding, mechanical work, or to just show off the colors of your favourite tool brand, the GLV-1 is the perfect combination of comfort and function.
- Digital Amara® palm with anatomically shaped external reinforcement patches
- Touch phone compatible thumb and index fingertips
- Comfortable, soft fleece brow wipe
- Durable two-way stretch knit glove back with knuckle gussets
- TPR adjustable closure tab
- Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
Very impressed with how they work with my iPhone's touchscreen. A little tricky with the square edged index finger. A better design would be for the index finger to be the same kind of shape as the other fingers. Maybe in time I will get used to it and the material soften with use.
|Close up index finger
Not much padding but enough for normally cycling
|Soft fleece brow wipe
Best of both worlds in this modern age.
Only fault I see is that they don't come with yellow trim :(