Golfers, racing car drivers, top level tennis players – they all know that when every element counts, when even the slightest slip can mean failure, a professionally designed, unobtrusive grip can mean the difference between holding the trophy aloft or being relegated to second place.
When a tennis ball is coming at you at 200kph you need to have complete faith that your grip on the racquet is totally reliable. When you are skiing flat out on that black run at the ski-fields, you need to know that your ski gloves won’t let you down. Reliable control with finesse is everything.
While gaming on a touch phone or tablet may seem far removed from these scenarios, the need for absolute control is not so different.
The slightest amount of perspiration, hand cream, or moisture can cause fingers to slip a little on the screen, or at worse, the grip on the device itself may be at risk.
Launched in 2005 with dual headquarters in San Diego and Singapore, Razer has become synonymous with top-quality, cutting-edge design in all aspects of gaming. The company motto – For gamers. By gamers – speaks volumes of their dedication to gaming perfection.
The Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves are designed to fit on both thumbs and both forefingers, or whatever combination of those possibilities suits the circumstances.
The sleeves measure 2.1 cm by 4.5 cm and have a thickness of 0.8mm. Manufactured from 35% silver fibre fabric, 60% nylon, and 5% spandex, they are stretchy and so are a universal size for most hands. Lightweight and breathable, they are machine washable and are black with slightly visible silver thread and neon green logo lettering.
Our Final Opinion on this Gadget
The sleeves are designed to enhance touch sensitivity and response, while at the same time reducing friction for a superb gaming experience.
While they certainly excel in that use, they also provide a great non-slip experience in holding hand controllers and using the joysticks and buttons on those devices.
It is possible that the silver thread adds to the cost, and as with most items across all genres, top-name brands usually attract a premium price.
It is quite possible that long fingernails may not be ideal for any glove, gaming finger glove or otherwise, and whether that is detrimental to long term wear will be a subjective test for any user. Either way, they should still work well to achieve greater control sensitivity than the long fingernails alone will provide.