I just got these hooks yesterday for a Christmas present, from my boyfriend's step-dad. Tried them out yesterday... I was surprised at the difference in feel between it and the plain-jane metal hooks I had gotten from Wal-mart.
Love 'em! Came in a little pack, that I can travel with!
In case you are curious, they are Clover Soft crochet hooks, and you can get them at Amazon, among other places. :)