Breaksclusive: Introducing the BlackBerry Glove v2.0... the hottest fashion trend in mobile handwear just got an upgrade!

By Kevin Michaluk on 8 Feb 2012 06:50 am EST
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CrackBerry Giveaway: Leave a comment to this blog post to win your own pair of touchscreen-friendly BlackBerry Gloves!

Well that didn't take long. Less than a month ago back at CES 2012 we got our hands (literally) on the original BlackBerry Glove. No, this isn't a product RIM is actually selling, but rather was given away as free swag at the BlackBerry booth to those who asked nicely. And while the intent behind version one of the BlackBerry Glove was nice, it was a little low-tech, with the tips cut off of the index and finger and thumb, allowing for your actual hands to still touch the device. Technically it worked, but it also resulted in frozen finger tips if you actually put them to use in cold weather (plus they looked a little too fashion forward/risky for some).

Enter the BlackBerry Glove 2.0. Picked up as a freebie at a BlackBerry DevCon Europe party I attended, version 2.0 of the BlackBerry Glove has gone high tech, featuring finger tips on the index and finger and thumb that work with capacitive touchscreens. With greyed out tips, the style is sexy, and the gloves just work. It's a nice improvement.

In true CrackBerry fashion we had some fun with this one... check out the video above for the Infomercial for the BlackBerry Glove 2.0! I'm not sure we'll ever see these go on sale so I don't have a price or release date, but if you think RIM should sell some BlackBerry Gloves, express your interest in the comments! You never know what'll happen...

577 comments

d10k6

I would love a new pair of gloves!

Ruslan Botsyurko

Wooooow, these gloves are just awesome !! I hate to take my gloves off when it's like -12°C out here :-I Plus, I've never ever won anything at CrackBerry, so that would be a nice surprice :)

yeah1

In Canada, need these gloves!

big bb

We definitely need these in Canada. I would buy a few pairs

myfairkadie

Get yourself some Istoner SmarTouch gloves...

raulito.485

I really want a pair!!!

togardergrosse

Dang it! Give me one now Kevin!

KRMorgan@comcast.net

These are awesome! As an IT tech at an ice cream factory, they would come in very handy!
If I don't win, where can I buy them?

myfairkadie

You can get Istoner SmarTouch gloves. Same thing...

nievz

Please! send me one!

rebelZA

If the hand fits .... would love the pair :)

julianrt

PLEASE!!! i NNEEEDD them! so cold outside... ;-(

ewakil12

I want one, Thanks CrackBerry! Good luck!

curvezzz

I would love some gloves for my cold hands and 9810 :)

rj240

I need a pair of these!

jojo212

Need one for Florida!

El Platanero

Well I. Would love these but the only problem is that I'm pretty sure you didn't get a pair for my large hands. Can you track down where they can be purchased I'm all over it.

jaydee5799

I bought a pair from Etre in London for the winter. Can't see the pic from DevCon but am assuming these are very similar.
http://www.etreshop.com/

El Platanero

Thanks for the heads up but I want them with the Blackberry logo. I'm known for being a Blackberry addict around here and I need to represent, ha.

mokkasins

oh my gosh! I need this pair of gloves!!!
especially because here in bavaria are up to -20°C ^^

springbok

Yep, it would be very handy to have these in Vancouver right now! xD

JCangoku

They look so great ! Please let me win!

TorchMach1

Maybe I will finally win one of these contests?

thetruman

I haven't had a new pair of gloves in a while. Would love some:)

DLO-5

BlackBerry Torch user living in Newfoundland -- enough said!

mokkasins

ok let's start another contest ^^

Who ist the most frozen BB User right now?

I'll start:

2°F / -18°C

mantiz

Please pick me!!! I would buy them if i could and it is cold here.

jKickeR

I would LOVE to have a pair of those! Goes perfectly as I am always outside and stuggling to use my BB

4abetterworld

These gloves would be great!!

ATV_Hightower

you know how cold europe is these days.....i could really need some touchscreen friendly gloves!!

ibcnul8ter

free...why not. they do have gloves on the market that do the same thing.

nccjones

Too cool for school! Love it! Though I love the post above me about living in Newfoundland...lol.

freitame

Where can I get me a pair? I can haz gloves?

cray.mock

Yes, I can use a pair of these. Thank you.

haley00

One word: WONDERFUL!!! Especially for PlayBook owners! :)

igotberryfever

kev please pic me.please i am beggin you. i double dawg dare ya.please with sugar on top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jdngfx

Yes please! The UK is cold most of the year lol.

ekafara

oh hell yeah!

i mean my usual comment: yes please!

MsBrittz1016

Yesss! I could def use a pair of these!!!

BOS2BDA

Nice would work awesome on my new torch 2 !

do4sch

Here in switzerland we currently have a temperature
of -18 degrees Celsius which is -0.4 degree Fahrenheit..
you see, I need some warm gloves with which i can
use my playbook as usual..

MSOFRESHDC

Sure I'd like to try them, maybe even with my playbook

QuantumFish777

When its cold and I need my.. ahh screw the clever comment. It'd be very handy for the coming winter with my Playbook.

newcollector

These would be wonderful to rock my 9810 during winter!

coolaide

Thats cool. Do want.

redrumsilence

I spend most of my time pushing my son around in a buggy or on my phone, my hands are SERIOUSLY suffering :( help a brother out?

MadGasser

The hell with winning these things on CrackBerry I want to buy my own pair now. Kevin, you best tell all those RIM people that I want to buy a pair today and I won't take no for an answer - do it!

MusicMtl

It's -15 today! These would come in handy. Sure, not as cold as Winnipeg, but still... :)

ruvcan

-22 this morning, I need this!

bwgreen

It's cold in Ottawa (-16 this morning) - I can use these!

lklim

I would like a pair of gloves please!

jacknewp

This is exactly what I need with the snow blowing this morning - thanks for the opportunity!!!!

Samouz

Love the embroidered "BlackBerry" on the wrist, I can definitely use a pair.

amittilani

I need theseeee, I work all day in the coldddd lol

Berrimad

I really need these beautiful gloves ... It's so cold here in Belgium!!

Br1dge

oh wow.. perfect for my Playbook and BB.. I would even pick them up in Amsterdam ;)

FlightsimGuy

I'd love to win a pair of these gloves!

iririr

gloves...gloves...gloves...

The_Adventist

Looking for something to keep my earlier adopter fingers warm and working.

domkach

i need this, like... like AIR :) it was -20C in Poland yesterday <3 PLEASE

rinaldip

Wow, these look amazing!

Here are the reasons why I think I should win them:
- I live in Ontario, Canada (very cold)
- I am a true BlackBerry supporter (I have the new Torch 9860 and PlayBook)
- I am an all around nice guy
- I love CrackBerry.com - very useful sight, lots of information, etc.
- I follow CrackBerry.com on Twitter
- the gloves are just plain awesome!

Thanks for listening!

PiotrJot

It's minus 10 C at noon! I need them! :)

Souldriver

I could definately use a pair of these!

@ngel

I was waiting and waiting for something like that...
oh I want them so much... it's freezing here...!!!!

baracat

Damn, in Europe is pretty cold also, -15 here in Tilburg, Netherlands.
These gloves will come in handy

chrismage

Luv it , please glimmie one.

vector sigma

i like free, come on Kevin

mixing

I Would love a pair Kevin. Stay warm my friends. :)

shredney

Yikes! Could definitely use these, -13 feels like -19 this morning in Halifax. brrrrrrrr

Livin Large on the friendly East Coast.

Jean-luc_Picard

These would be awesome. Just a few days ago I was walking for an hour looking for where I was to meet somebody up when I got a text, and had to pull off a glove completely and freeze my hand (too windy for Vlingo). These would be perfect for such times!

imiller

The gloves looks awsome I need a pair!!

Crypt1c

Version 2 looks much better, I hope RIM starts selling them.

john_v

Would love to win these! Thanks CB!

M1L2

i have very cold fingers :D

koboss

Please pick me I have been searchin high and lo for these gloves

Thx jim

dartgod0

Pick me pleaseeee, yes, yes i am that desperate

Proud to be BB
Torch 9860
Playbook 16GB

If it makes sense it just makes sense

EMF

I would love to win the gloves!

sonicwheeler

those gloves would be awesome for me. i have poor circulation in my hands and they are always freezing. expecially in this -30 weather up here in sudbury. i'm business student to i'm attached to my blackberry torch 9810 and my playbook constantly while travelling. I really hope i can win these gloves. I LOVE Crackberry. Anyways, I'm off to freeze my fingers while bbming on the bus. hope i have all my digits by the time i get there. Peace!

RecioC

Kevin, I also have a pair of the BlackBerry v1.0 gloves and you are correct, your finger tips do get very cold/freeze. As a commuter, the gloves would so come in handy. I'd use them all the time while on my PlayBook and/or 9850.

Also, it was great meeting you at CES2012. See you next year.

Pilot Prop

I'd love to get my hands on a pair of these! I hate trying to type a message when my hands are freezing....

georojas

I thought the 1st version was cool! But these new 2.0's are awesome!!!

CB!!! U have again provided a great contest with a great prize!!!!!

Hope I Win!

Jerky223

I live in the Canadian Prairies, I need a pair, please.

dcwbearsaint

Cool :) gloves...hope you send the extra pair this way.

itsamberrific

Whoa, I soooo want these!

krygod_ro

In Romania it's already "The Day after Tomorrow". I need the gloves to survive and save the human species!

Malachi.2.15

Those gloves rock!!!!

Thanks crackberry for sharing.

dimm0k

I would love a pair of these! Unfortunately from the looks of things it's been too warm in NYC to even warrant gloves =(

k-fos

love em. Yes please!

zensen

my hands!!!! they feel warm and cozy.. *wakes up from a warm and fuzzy dream*

glove me KEV

Verybusydad

I live in Canada, I need all the help I can get to keep my hands warm AND stay connected when waiting for the bus @ 6:00 a.m. and then 6:00 p.m. and anytime except July. This would be great!

bennavere

Hey! send me a pair of BB2.0 gloves! Please?

maxriptin

if only I could get my hands in those gloves in time for PlayBook 2.0

dzegers

I have being looking for a pair of gloves like this so hopefully I can finally win something.

PsyCorps

I'll save you some money, give them to me and mail them while your still in Amsterdam :)

ggap10

this will be awesome for me when I am outside in Minneapolis and trying to take a call or check something on my blackberry...

leese56

These would be great! I just got a pair of Agloves for myself and my daughter, but they are really scratchy feeling.

Deathcommand

Sounds good. Repping my favorite OS would be awesome. :).

shn'g

Awesome! I work outside a lot. I would love these gloves! You wouldn't want me to get frost byte right :(

BarracudaBob

Winter's not over yet - these would go to use immediately.

Poncherelly

I see like everyone else I would love to win this free pair. Also like everyone else this winter has been VERY cold and these gloves are awesome for crackberry users! However, what I believe sets me apart from every other post I've been reading is that not only do I want a pair because of the above reasons, but I also want a pair because it drives my wife nuts how much I'm on my Torch and or pb. The only time I'm not actively using either is when I'm wearing gloves due to the weather. If you choose me, she will absolutely flip and I'm willing to update this post or have her send an email to Kevin directly expressing herself on how she feels about me winning... Should be entertaining;).

Huge RIM / Blackberry / CrackBerry fan!

ssretro

Those would be awesome, my hands are always cold.

mangy

I'm constantly removing a glove!!!
Pick me. Thanks

Chrisd534

I'm not gunna win like usual but what the hell I want a pair.

tliolos

Oh oh pick me pick me oh oh

Itstakenovermylife

Glove me up!!! It's cold in NYC!

jjca

I am up for those.... pls...

MousePad

Do they need an update to Blackberry Bridge to work with the Playbook? :)

mister160

i definitely want these. sign me up!

blackstorm1911

I've been talking about BlackBerry Paraphernalia since "Rimpire Strikes Back" I would love a pair of this gloves. I think it would be a good stepping stone to winning other BlackBerry clothing give a ways.

sammacs

I would GLOVE to win a pair of these!! :)

Dominyk

utterly need one, please

sheldonbk

Very cool.. I often use my berry outside in the cold wind. Us berry addicts are addicts right, cold or not. Please!

chaoticblissx

Would love a pair of these!! I use a 9800 for work and a 9810 for personal and work outside a lot. These would be used a lot!!!

The_Big

I would look so good with does!!!!

Snipperdo17

i could use some gloves

kwksti

living in Winterpeg.......... I need those.........lol

LoganSix

Nice. I'll take them. But, please only give away the ones you haven't worn yet. :)

kuler22

Was just thinking of picking up some gloves ... these would be PERFECT! Give a newbie some lovin'!

TomCanuck

These would serve me well in the harsh Saskatchewan winter winds.... :(

always3rd

I would so love these.....ive never won an accessory and this would be a great start

makoui22

Those would be great to have during the chilly winters here in the upper Appalachia mountains of WV. Thanks

CLTrujillo

I wAnt a pair please! :D

eaton18spd

I would like a pair of these!!!!

BaconMunch

haha soo cool! Here's hoping for one!

visiterfromcrackberry

Totally want the gloves, need some actually, been slacking this season.

migale

It's very cold this days. I think this gloves will be very nice on my hands and will keep them warm! ;)
Pleassssssssse Kevin send me this beuatiful gloves!!!!!!!!!

Jerzeydevil

I have to get a pair of these. It's starting to get cold here in the NY/NJ area.

whyaskus70

Wow! These are just what I was looking for. I hate the cut out fingers. Sign me up!

schmikey_393

these gloves would help me use my trackball on my Tour in T.O : (
(7 more months on my contract...yesssssss!!!!!!)

canibus6

Hit me tube gloves, hit me!

playbookOS2

need a pair for my break outside the bldg.

andrewmcwhirter

I could use these in the frigid temperatures of Montreal!

gtamhankar

Pick me please! pick me please!! :) CB rocksss

OniBerry

I could have used these last month.

meatball66

Why would Blackberry not sell these gloves? They look like a nicely executed idea. I would pay for these gloves.

rexrim

what a cool stuff on you kevin!! i wan too !

npunk42

this is perfect timing

coolcut

Can't have too many capacitive gloves!

bllbored

aww, i want 'em! unfortunately if i win my gf will just claim 'em anyway!

Singh7

I would love these! we get down to -40 in Calgary

Elric_Edward

I hope they decide to sell them, I would buy like 10 pairs......

zkyevolved#AC

I'd love to win these!!! hehe. They look fantastic and I'm SURE with the -5 degree Celsius weather I will use them FREQUENTLY! ARGGG IT'S SO COLD TODAY!!!

jonp

these gloves would be useful

fabster

they're amazng, would love it...

pkcable

I would like to win the gloves!

cookiecruiser

I would love those gloves! My fingers are always freezing and I have an all touch Storm 2.

AugustArborists

I work outside, and whenever I use my PB, my hands freeze! Please, CB, help me out.

berrybait

As long as I can still pick my nose too! ;)

sjc1963

These would be nice to protect my hands from the cold while using my Playbook.

bbquincar

Even though Brampton and the GTA is not really cold its still nice to keep my fingers warm.

jefo13

I have been wearing very similar glove liners for snowboarding/skiing by The Noth Face, called etips, they work great!

http://m.thenorthface.com/mt/www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/etip-g...

dewey32399

Oh please, please, please let me win!!!!!

louzer

Gotta keep the fingers warm while using my Playbook outside!

csantos83

I need the blackberry power glove!!!
please and thank you!!

iToya

Sweet! These are bomb.

steve911

This would go just great with my new BB10 IOU I won from you guys during the New Year!

rcab

I bought a couple different brands of these recently at Kohl's department store. They were on clearance. One pair is thinner than the other as far as texture. They work great with the PB. This type of glove works great in cold. If you spend more time outdoors you may want to look for a pair that is thicker because the thinner pair will not keep your hands as warm. My does not have any logo on them

medacomix15

I'd love a new pair of gloves!

the brother

holla....i'm so cold today lol!

megadeth199

I need this :) It'S freezing outside

webadpro

One of these would be great :)

BlackScorpion3

These gloves are awesome. I would love to win a pair, so I can continue to abuse my blackberry addiction, even outside in cold temps.

redbull01

I live in Canada. Nuff said.

rkopsie

Perfect for my 9850!!!

jordandrews90

Ooo these would be nice :)

mark37724

Come on Kevin, I deserve them, I only slightly gagged at your fitness video.

HavPlenty

I need it very much!!

Sturta

Cool gloves! We don't have any snow this year, but it is still cold.

q649

I have a 9900.

It is cold.

I need gloves.

Therefore, I deserve to win ;^)

bluesjr01

I could really use those, then I could stop texting with my nose.

vegasmatt

I want a pair of those!!!

JAGWIRE

people are going on how cold it is where they live so they need these.....Ummm i live in Iqaluit Nunavut where it is sooo cold the ground is still frozen from the ice age that trees cant grow, still frozen that all of our building have to be built on stilts becasue we cant build a proper fundation. If we truly want to see hoe these BB gloves due against the cold pass them over this way and we will test them out in one of the coldest conditions in canada.

kidkamel

Those are amazing! I showed my wife and she wanted a pair. Pick me

berry_n_lew

Would love to rock those here in Ohio w my 9900!!

salexs11

BRILLIANT! I would love a pair of those!

go_mac_never_go_back

These are awesome. I would love a pair.

kyleheney

Love these! Would love em!

yeohda

C'mon Kevin, show me the gLOVE. haha

kdUbz

need one for my torch and warm hands!

Jeovex

Cnadian cold hands here wishing for a pair!!!

D_shak

I need me some blackberry swag, send them my way!

smoothy22

These would be perfect for your typical canadian!

meommm53

Would be great when dropping the kids off at school.

Strider2112

I feel like my chances are Nil, but these would be amazing!

HipPo13

Me wants a pair kev.

ovi08

Want them, need them, gotta have them.

cletis

How do I know they'll fit?

willm

As a Midwesterner gloves are a must and I've already worn out a pair of the isotoner touch-sensitive gloves ...and I can't afford to shell out for new ones!

GSFWR

-6 this morning so its about t shirt weather lol but gloves are a must. would love a pair.

hjmargarido

hey kevin i would like ones , but the ones that you are wearing , at least i know they work...lol

djdnz

Yes, I live in Canada and could use some rad touchscreen gloves :)

justinplett

Yes! finally I can get new gloves.

FoxxBerry

I just froze my *** hands off texting and I come in and read this! itsa sign

wojjj

Winning would be awesome, but I would definitely be willing to buy a pair. Are these expected to hit our stores soon?

Skateman1972

These Gloves are in one word Bbrrrrrrrrrrillant!

DanielLui1

I need a pair of these BlackBerry touch screen friendly gloves so far this winter, I've been using my BlackBerry lately and it's been considerably cold outside in Toronto. If I win a pair, I won't have to use my BlackBerry with just my bare hands anymore in the winter like I currently do while waiting for the bus everyday.

martinjdub

I wonder if Micheal would have worn one if it had glitter? ;)

bibeberry

i live in the tropics but for sure would become handy when i travel and touch snow for the first time. although, should i even take my bb out in that kind of cold weather? haha

FrankDLR1972

Give me! Give me! Totally need these on my full touch Torch 9850!

Dy0nisus

We get about a two weeks worth of winter here but I would use the for sure.

oshgrad

now those would be cool to have!!

gtiffany

Great! I can use a new pair of gloves!

jamesp614

These would be perfect for my runs outside....

drmike

THAT would be awesome...I work outside a lot and these would be a god send.

Fingers crossed....

skoolbus

Please send me a pair! I tried to make my own after you showed them last devcon! I ended up just ruining a perfectly good pair of gloves :(

Jay1CAV

Could really use these in Ottawa!

rastasurf

hello, i would love a pair for my playbook...also a question for anyone that knows the answer....im tempted to download the 2.0 update but its already feb 9th 2012 and im wondering if the official update is any better than the beta download that the developers download, what should i do? im really wanting to hurry so i can finally have more choices of apps (tools apps) and im desperately wanting to bridge my android phone to my playbook that will be possible also once the update is installed correct?

pavichokche

I have holes on the thumbs of my gloves so that I can use my 9900. I need these more than anyone

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