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The Story of The Writer's Glove®



Ben Sobieck, creator

Computer gloves warmI’m a writer best known for non-fiction works like The Writer’s Guide to Weapons (Writer’s Digest Books), a renowned blog about writing weapons in fiction, my Wattpad work, Writer's Block Coffee, and several well-read and award-winning thrillers. You can check out my entire catalog on my official writer website or on Amazon. That’s in addition to the work I’ve done as an online editor and product manager for a publishing company (read more on that here).

It’s no surprise that I spend a lot of time typing at a keyboard. I dreaded every winter in Minnesota when the temperature dropped and my hands became cold and stiff. Not only was this uncomfortable, but it affected my productivity. So I did what a lot of people do: I lit a candle next to my keyboard and warmed my hands throughout the day.

This wasn’t the safest option, and I started smelling like Ocean Breeze blowing through a bonfire wherever I went, so I searched for a glove that both kept my hands warm and didn’t slow my typing.

I was disappointed to find nothing but gimmicks and a whole lot of fingerless gloves. Maybe those fingerless gloves work for you, but I wanted something that covered my entire hand. After all, my fingers were doing most of the heavy lifting in the writing game. 

I didn’t get mad, though. I started tinkering. I went through several rounds of prototypes, manufacturing partners and materials. I finally settled on what is now known as The Writer’s Glove®.


It made a huge difference. Not only did The Writer’s Glove® keep me comfortable at the keyboard during those cold months, but my productivity went way up. I wasn’t messing around with a candle or refreshing a hot cup of coffee. I was getting back to work, and I barely knew the gloves were there.

I’m thrilled to offer The Writer’s Glove® to you. Whether you find your typing slowing down during those cold months, work in an office where the air conditioning leaves your hands chilled or just want a keyboard glove that finally gets it right, I’d be happy to send you a pair right away.