Smartphone gloves are a type of glove that allows users to operate a touch screen device while worn. Most touch screens will not interact with the fabric of normal gloves because they do not detect an electrical charge. However, these gloves work with smartphones and tablets because conductive materials are sewn into the fabric of the fingertips, allowing the touch screen to recognize user input.
There are many types of smartphone gloves, including those used in the winter and for work. The conductive material is usually sewn into the thumb and index finger of the glove, as those are the fingers used most frequently to interact with touch screen devices.