Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Samsung and HTC make the same April Fools’ Day joke

by: Jonathan FeistApril 1, 2014

SmartGloves April Fools Day 2014

It would appear that, so far this April Fools’ Day season, the jokes have backfired on Samsung and HTC, as both have mock-launched the same product – smartgloves. Today only, look for the Samsung Fingers and HTC Gluuv at a store near you.

Let’s start with HTC Gluuv Beta. Designed to seamlessly integrate with the HTC One (M8), provides holographic video calls and connects with social media via hand gestures. Never mind that puny 4MP Ultrapixel dual camera on the HTC One (M8), how about packing around a 87.2MP version of the same style dual lense camera? One thing is for sure, the Gluuv sure does look futuristic, at least in an 80’s hollywood movie kind of way.

Samsung Fingers is the clear winner here, sorry HTC. For starters, how can you compete with the flexible Super Emo-LED display, 5G connectivity and the ThermoPad to keep your drinks at temperature? Aside from the embellishments, there are many features of this glove that could be feasible in today’s market – 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 16MP camera and a 3-inch flexible display are not far off of Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear Fit. You might even get a laugh about the 1080p pico projector, but we’re almost there too!

The hand gestures themselves, although rather silly in this delivery, could truly be a thing of the future, especially with what we’ve seen in other wearables so far.

Hand Gestures April Fools Day 2014

All in all, not a bad start to the April Fools’ Day rush. We’ve seen Google going strong with their Pokémon Challenge and an important update to their translation services. Nest has signed a deal with Virgin airlines to manage the climate on your next trip, and we expect many more before the day comes to an end.

To add to the efforts to make more things wearable, Samsung has also announced its plan to develop wearable socks with Nationally Accredited Socks Institute, NASTI.

As we watch all the new jokes, pranks and general shenanigans roll in, what was your favorite April Fools’ days stunt last year and who do you think will bring it home this year?

  • now we can see people wriggling their fingers like retards

    • Jonathan Feist

      You are probably right, but can you imagine if it took sign language and turned it to text, our output as voice. A glove like this could allow many to speak that previously could not.

      • TheGCU

        Somebody’s seen Congo too many times.

      • Mike – Construction Contractor

        One day…

    • Name

      They actually do have bluetooth gloves that have a speaker and mic in the fingers so you can talk when making the phone gesture with your thumb and pinky…I think they’re at Think Geek

  • Ivan Budiutama

    if it has vibrate function, obviously will be popular among singles, (if you know what I mean)

    • Marsg

      I have no idea what you mean, can you be a little more descriptive :-P?

    • MasterMuffin

      I didn’t quite understand, could you post a vid?

    • Rafique Mohammed

      Hahahaha.. i agree!! xD

    • Jayfeather787


  • Jeffrey Heesch

    The HTC thing is obviously a photoshopped Nintendo Power Glove, which automatically makes it infinitely cooler than the Samsung version. Come on, the thing was a piece of crap, but who didn’t want to use one of those things after seeing The Wizard?

  • AsakuraZero

    that is a freaking powerglove! BURN IT BEFORE IT LAYS EGGS!

  • Kameron

    if your a google developer you would see “signature track” which is really funny where you send your app to buyers in a gift wrapped box. its really funny

  • Mike – Construction Contractor

    Does HTC not realize that the April Fools glove can look like anything they want no matter how unpractical it is?

    Why the bulky boxing glove?

    Samsung won this round.

    • kirakira

      that’s their design language. bulky, clunky, and bezel-ly

  • Michael Ma

    Better fake engineering by Samsung

  • heehehe

    Plot-twist: Samsung and HTC both release these concepts for April-Fools Day but they’re actually super serious about it but they know it’s silly designs and depending on the masses reaction, they’ll either work on it later or ditch it.

  • Bone

    Sammy beats HTC like a stepchild even in April’s fools joke.


  • Bob Reilley

    Hahahahaha April fools. The htc glove looks like Nintendo’s Power Glove.