Touchscreen Glove Solution

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Tired of taking off your gloves to use your smartphone? Just use Nanotips, a fast-drying liquid that makes your favorite gloves touchscreen friendly.

Nanotips is made of ultra-fine conductive nanoparticles that interlink with one another. Shake the bottle, swipe the liquid across each glove fingertip, and let it dry into a
conductive film.

Your gloves will work on touchscreens for several weeks—or more—depending on how often you use or wash them. If Nanotips wears off, simply reapply.

Founder Tony Yu was exasperated that he couldn’t use his phone while wearing expensive motorcycle gloves. He invented this ingenious method for turning the fingertips into a conductive surface. It’s great for cold weather, but also year-round on work, construction, and gardening gloves. We’ve even heard of using Nanotips on the end of a pen to turn it into a stylus.

Once dry, Nanotips is waterproof and will withstand the elements. Wear whatever gloves you like while staying connected. We give this product two, touchscreen-friendly thumbs up.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Tony

    Hi everyone! I'm Tony, the founder of Nanotips, the liquid solution that makes any pair of gloves touchscreen friendly. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Delia
    1/2/2015 12:32 PM

    Which formula would be used for a pen, to turn it into a stylus?

  • Jillian
    1/2/2015 12:41 PM


    If you watch the video, it recommends the Black formula for the stylus.

  • Tony
    Tony – Special Guest
    1/2/2015 1:00 PM

    @Jillian Thanks Jillian!

    The Black formula can be used to turn a pen into a Stylus. There are limitations to this method in that it will only work well with Android devices. iOS devices are a little trickier as they are programmed differently!

  • Deborah
    1/2/2015 12:35 PM

    Does is only come in black or blue? Do you have a clear formula so you could use it on any color glove?

  • Jillian
    1/2/2015 12:42 PM


    Based on the video, they note that the blue formula dries clear. Unfortunatley there are fabric limitations for the blue formula.

  • Tony
    Tony – Special Guest
    1/2/2015 1:02 PM

    @Jillian The Blue formula is actually 90% transparent so it will look invisible on colored fabrics. Remember, you'll need to allow the solution to soak completely through the material for it to work as it creates a conductive bridge from your finger to the surface of the gloves!

  • Carl
    1/2/2015 12:36 PM

    we are excited to try this out. Ordering right now.

  • Adrian
    1/2/2015 12:43 PM

    Does it harm the gloves, evenleather gloves?

  • Kate
    Kate – Grommet Team
    1/2/2015 12:49 PM

    @Adrian - Thanks for the question! I tested the leather formula on my own gloves, and it worked well. It did leave a small mark -- like clear nail polish on the finger tip -- where I applied the Nanotips, and the mark wore off over a few weeks, so I also knew when it was time to re-apply.

  • Tony
    Tony – Special Guest
    1/2/2015 1:06 PM

    @Adrian. Hi Adrian. The liquid dries on the glove like a thin 'skin' film on the surface of the glove; it won't damage your gloves. After a few weeks of USE, you'll be able to peel this 'skin' film off from the gloves if you really don't like it. Or you can simply touch it up.

  • Dana
    1/2/2015 4:18 PM

    @Tony - I have some tan leather gloves I like - does the 'black' for leather show as black on the gloves? If so, do I have a different alternative for light-colored leather gloves?

  • Lynda
    1/2/2015 12:44 PM

    How often do does one have to redab the product to the glove tips?

  • Lynda
    1/2/2015 12:46 PM

    @Lynda Never was in the video!

  • Tony
    Tony – Special Guest
    1/2/2015 1:07 PM

    @Lynda. Depends on how often you use the gloves! I would say 2-4 weeks of regular use before you'd need to touch it up.

  • joyce
    1/2/2015 12:53 PM

    Hi Tony: This product looks great... a question, will it hurt my skin? Is it toxic?

    Thank you.

  • Tony
    Tony – Special Guest
    1/2/2015 1:10 PM

    @joyce. Thanks Joyce!

    Product is not toxic and will not hurt your skin. The solution has some similar properties to nail polish.

  • Mika
    1/2/2015 1:22 PM

    I just bought a pair of already touchscreen gloves a couple weeks ago but they don't seem to work anymore. Would Nanotips work on these gloves?

  • Tony
    Tony – Special Guest
    1/2/2015 1:24 PM

    @Mika Hi Mika.

    Sorry to hear that!

    Nanotips can definitely be used to restore the functionality of your existing touchscreen gloves; leather or fabric! The best part is that you'll have up to 30 applications with one bottle.

  • Beth
    1/2/2015 1:33 PM

    Will Nanotips on fabric come off in the wash?

  • Tony
    Tony – Special Guest
    1/2/2015 1:46 PM


    Nanotips is waterproof but the conductivity will still fade during a wash cycle. We would ask that if you see a drop in performance, touch it up with a few drops!

  • Beth
    1/2/2015 1:52 PM


    Never mind my question. I overlooked the video. I am thinking about buying one. :)

  • Tony
    Tony – Special Guest
    1/2/2015 2:05 PM


    Awesome! Let me know if you have any other questions that come to mind.

  • Danny
    1/2/2015 10:45 PM

    Hi Tony,

    It says you developed this for your Motorcycling gloves. I think it could be great for Cycling with full finger gloves. Think the sweat will be an issue? If this works this is a GREAT find for cold weather cycling!!! Also is the Blue the one you recommend I try?


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  • Tony
    Tony – Special Guest
    1/2/2015 11:56 PM


    Nanotips would definitely work well on your cycling gloves. I would recommend the fabric formula (Blue) for your gloves if they are really porous materials. Otherwise, the leather formula (Black) would work just as well if you have a thicker, not so porous pair of gloves.

    Tip: The Leather formula will also work on fabric materials if you allow it to soak through the material. It would be a lot more durable but the downside is that it may change the texture of the glove a little.

    Hope this helps!

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