The power of glove is a curious thing. If you thought there was something familiar about HTC, Samsung and Toshiba's April Fools' jokes but couldn't put your finger it, it's because those like-minded japesters handed out the same joke.
Taking gesture control to a whole new (fictional) level, the Samsung Fingers let you make a call with a thumb-and-little-finger call-me gesture. Talk to the hand mode lets people record a message when you're too busy to talk to them, while the less said about the Pull My Finger feature the better.
Designed to join hands with the chirpse a nearby stunner by swiping right, Tinder-style., the HTC Gluuv lets you 'like' things you see in the real world on Facebook with a cheeky thumbs-up, or
Meanwhile if you cover your eyes with your fingers in the Toshiba Digit you get a 4K virtual reality display. Or you can pay for stuff with a wave of your gloved hand thanks to built-in contactless payment.
Even if HTC, Samsung and Tosh's smartgloves were real they still wouldn't be as cool as the, or the worn by arm-waving pop dryad , perhaps best known for elec-apella song 'Hide and Seek' as featured in The OC.
Samsung's UK operation also came up with a flight of fancy for April Fools' Day, involving pigeons wearing Wi-Fi routers to create a, wait for it... Fli-Fi network. Meanwhile Google set free a posse of.