Originally Posted by ResQguy
The HP1 is a touch screen that responds to pressure. You only need those gloves for capacitivescreens like the iPhone.
Slight clarification.. HP-1 is a RESISTIVE
touch screen. Most new smartphones (like the iPhone) are CAPACITIVE
. A resistive screen responds to pressure and the capacitive screen responds to conduction.
The special gloves include conductive thread to complete the circuit between your finger(s) and the screen.
A normal pocket pc-style stylus can be used with a resistive screen, whereas a special stylus must be used with a capacitive screen.