What I didn't realize is that they're not common everywhere. A friend in Australia didn't know what I was talking about, and I shared that picture.
For the uninitiated, the lighter fingertips are designed so that the user can use a smart phone or tablet, or any touch screen device while keeping their fingers warm. A good thing to have when your index fingers don't register with those touch screens because they're too cold.
It's always fun to sign for a purchase on a touchpad when the cashier thinks these are regular gloves.
If your hands are cold, check these out. :)