Way back in the mid 1970s I had a paper route delivering the morning paper in my Littleton, CO suburb (the now defunct Rocky Mountain News.) Most of the times it was a great gig but in those days we had some hellaciously cold winters. One Sunday morning I had a typically large Sunday paper to deliver to my route and my cheapo Montgomery Wards or Sears gloves just didn't cut it - and I ended up with mild frostbite on both hands. Not a huge deal as childhood experiences go, but what it means is that ever since then my hands have been unusually susceptible to cold. I carry gloves even in warm weather. I ride year 'round but my hands tend to get REALLY cold. And heated grips (both my bikes have them) seem to only make my palms sweat while leaving the back of my hands and fingertips still cold to the point of numbness. I have a Gerbing heated jacket liner with attachments for gloves, but I'm worried about trying to pull too many amps from my battery. So here's my idea/question: The issue with heated gear, especially gloves, is how to get the power to the gloves. Going through the bike's alternator to the 12v powerlet plug THROUGH the jacket and into the gloves seems to be rather wasteful and inefficient. So I was thinking .... you know how the most current cell phones don't need to be actually plugged in in order to charge? I wonder if some enterprising company could come up with some system like that for heated gloves. That is, have a glove with a heating element built in, and then somewhere on the glove have a flat metal connection that matches with a flat connection on the grip of the handlebar so that when you grip the handlebar (which has an electrical power source - just like a heated grip) it powers the glove. Now, I CAN'T be the first person to ever think of that, can I? The great thing about it (to me) is that it eliminates the need for long wires running through a jacket and (in theory, at least) it should be as easy to install as a set of heated grips. So what are the flaws in this idea?