Gadget Watch: For iPod users on the piste. By Nigel Harris

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If youre an iPod fanatic in your day-to-day life, you may be in for some disappointment when you hit the pistes this winter. The clickwheel that you use to navigate through the iPod menu only works in response to the natural electrical current it gets from your fingertips. To put it bluntly it doesnt work if youre wearing gloves!

At least, it didnt until the arrival of the marmot iGlove. These clever folk have fixed the problem by adding some conductive material to the index finger and thumb of the removable liner of their latest ski gloves. So problem solved. They also come with a nicely low-tech soft fabric nose wipe on the back!

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