For someone who’s hands get incredibly cold in sub-50 degree weather, gloves are an absolute staple of the winter months. I can’t leave my dorm without them, and I most certainly can’t remove my hands from my pockets without them. Before my dad purchased me a pair of texting gloves, however, this wardrobe requirement prevented me from using my phone whenever I was outside between the months of November and March. Did I need to locate my destination on Apple maps? Too bad. Was my mom trying to call me? Needed to respond later. Was I coordinating to meet up with my friends via text? Hopefully I didn’t have anything too important to say. Thankfully, the integration of these gloves into my wardrobe has eliminated these former obstacles, and allowed me to remain plugged in even during the coldest months of the year.