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March 25, 2008

Tippi Micro Gel Grips


Last Saturday I received the following email:

Hi Doc,

My name is Philip from Seattle. I'm a product developer with a product called Tippi® Micro Gel Grips™ that might be interesting to your readers.

Tippi is a design and (latex-free) material innovation over the old "rubber fingers" for handling paper.

Commercial/industrial uses include ballot counting, mail handling and cash handling in retail, banks and casinos.


We have ergonomists as well as hand therapists looking into the product for its gripping and cushioning benefits during repetitive activities such as mouse clicking — especially while playing video games.

Perhaps the benefit that most can relate to is that the product is something comfortable and cool looking to wear for those with the habit of licking their fingers when turning pages.

Hey, I don't lick my fingers when turning pages but if I had these on I might.


From the Tippi website:

Tippi Micro Gel Grips

Dramatically improving hand dexterity, Tippi Micro Gel Grips feature Friction Ridges to help you sort, shuffle, and collate papers with ease.

The open design and flexible material feel better on your fingers and enhance productivity.

Wearable day after day, they easily clean up with mild soap and warm water.

Great for office work, archiving and hobbies.

• Latex- and acid-free

• Precision Control

• Breathable


The back story is here.

They come in Red, Green, Clear or Blue.

Though not noted anywhere on the product website, it immediately occurred to me that if you're using these, the van der Rohe doctrine applies: no fingerprints.


Two for $2.21.

Full disclosure: Philip offered to send me some for review and as you read these words they are on their way to Shawn Lea, head of my crack research team, who has cleared the decks out back in the bookofjoe skunk works in advance of their arrival, in anticipation of putting them through their paces as only she and her doughty bunch can.

Stay tuned for her fair and unbalanced report.


Wait a minute, that's not right....

March 25, 2008 at 01:01 PM | Permalink


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Dear sir/ Madam,

we are interested in your product for iran market.

best regards

Posted by: masoud mousavi | Jun 2, 2008 2:25:30 AM

"Counting ballots"? But how will Diebold fix the results if they're done on paper?

Posted by: Skipweasel | Mar 25, 2008 7:07:18 PM

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