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Funny! SmartGlove – Solution for BlackBerry Thumb

Smartglove_productshotI first have to ask forgiveness from anybody who is actually considering buying one of these.

With that said…

I couldn’t stop laughing when I read this post on It seems like the orthopedic company IMAK has come out with a glove that is supposed to offer thumb support for users who are experiencing pain while texting. I can’t wait to see people pulling out their “support gloves” on the NYC subway before shooting off an email.

I also found out that “BlackBerry thumb” now has an official Latin name:

“texting tenosynovitis” – an inflammation of the tendons in the thumb from excessive text messaging

I couldn’t make this stuff up. I love the “designed by Orthopedic surgeon” logo.  From IMAK’s website:

The patented Smart Glove with Thumb Support provides flexible support to your wrist and thumb, while allowing full use of your hand.  It helps prevent and relieve thumb and wrist pain caused by repetitive motion activities. The Smart Glove helps keep your wrist in an ergonomically correct position, while also adding stability and support to your thumb. It features ergoBeads to maximize healing, and is made of breathable Cotton Lycra for comfort and easy care.

Key Benefits

  • Helps prevent & relieve thumb and wrist pain
  • Provides stability and support to the thumb
  • Increases comfort and circulation
  • Ensures ergonomically correct wrist position
  • Cushions and protects the underside of the wrist (including the pisiform bone)

Use For
deQuervains, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis and other wrist and thumb pain.

Available in S, M, L
Reversible to fit left or right hand

If you are still interested you can pick one up for $29.95 from IMAK at this link.

4 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Aren’t there text messaging competitions? Who knows, maybe “pro” competitors will be interested in one of those.
    Am I commenting too much today? 😀

  2. I actually saw a parody competition a bit back between the BB and iPhone speed typing. On the other hand my little brother can type on his t9 keyboard without even looking…

  3. Laugh, but this was the only product that actually helped my tendonitis. After months of trying to find a “cure” for my pain, this was as close as I got and worth every penny.

  4. I LOVE this product, I got it on amazon a few months back. It’s the only one that lets me still type and makes my right thumb feel better.

    Laugh now, but keep texting- you’ll soon learn to appreciate products like these!

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