Curious cats and kittens love to “cat punch” items of interest and now you can too, at least virtually, thanks to Cat Punch Gloves designed for swiping smartphone screens in all kinds of weather.
Cat Punch Gloves from Japanese retailer Felissimo evoke the playful nature and lightning-quick reflexes exhibited by felines who want something and want it NOW.
Yours truly admits to watching with fascination and admiration as Jean Grey, our neighborhood Brazilian Shorthair cat, would sneak up on a resting butterfly before zipping out an arm to snatch it up. Now Felissimo's in-house designers have brought the cat-punch concept to smart-looking gloves used to paw smartphones outdoors.
Lined with soft fleece to keep hands warm when winter winds are whistling, Cat Punch Gloves feature electro-conductive pads on the thumb and forefinger that allow wearers to update their status anytime, anywhere.
Swiping the screen to view countless pictures of cats without removing one's gloves is also eminently doable – in fact, it's wholeheartedly recommended.
Cat Punch Gloves come in three designs modeled after Japan's favorite cats: Kijitora (brown & gray tabby), Sabatora (mackerel tabby), and Shirokuro Hachiware (black & white “cow-cat”).
A new feature of these gloves is the extension of the fleecy lining up and over integral wrist cuffs, increasing the warmth factor and adding to what Felissimo calls “the feline effect on your hands.” Felissimo is offering their Cat Punch Gloves retails for 4,295 yen (around $42) per pair. More info can be found at YOU+MORE.