Using tablets during winter season brings up the topics of devices battery and how do players use the device while they are wearing gloves?
It is clear is that having something (a case or a bag) around your device makes a real difference to the battery life. The heat generated by the processor and screen is then preserved. It is the same with our hands while we are wearing gloves.
For example, a Loquiz user 360 Degrees has specially designed bags for their devices (also thick winter bags; left one on the left picture). It is also possible to add an extra layer for the warm-season bag if there is a need. “Insoles” which you can place behind the tablet, inside of the bag.
Another option is to use heater bags behind your device battery. It is essential to test it beforehand, as heater bags need air for functioning. When it gets too isolated, this option might not work well.
Where to find the heater bags? One option is here: https://www.theheatcompany.com/en-gb/warmers/multi-bodywarmer
iPads and winter
The positive outcome appeared with iPads and special cases. These cases’ primary purpose is avoiding scratches on the device and falling from hands. At first sight, it did not make sense these thin cases would work in cold conditions as well as specially designed bags that 360 Degrees uses. But testing out those cases with iPads, lead to a good result. It appeared the “waterproof case” also isolated the heat the device generated.
Where to find these cases? One option is here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33006972453.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.7.2eb14690Dawbzn
Warm hands and tablet usage in winter
Keeping hands warm is crucial when it comes to low temperatures outdoors. One option is to use touchscreen gloves. Although recycling usage might be under question after some time. It is important to pay attention to the washing. You can find tips about the care which mostly rely on different touchscreen gloves: https://www.glidergloves.com/Product-Care-Instructions-a/275.htm
Another option is to use styluses. However, the stylus does not allow easy zoom and there is a possibility that some of them do not work while wearing thick gloves. But here you can try out which works the best for you, short or long styluses as there is a wide variety.
Both options have pros and cons. Find out what works for you. What matters is that there are solutions for cold weather and it is still possible to play outdoors also during winter 🙂
In a case device battery still runs out, you can continue the game on any other device.
If You have Your own story about the cold, then these are most appreciated here 😉
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