Corning Gorilla Glass 4
***This post was sponsored by Corning Incorporated. All opinions (and photos!) are my own.***
Traveling and technology are dancing partners these days. Smartphones provide WIFI, GPS, and can serve as a camera for travelers and travel bloggers like me who document many daily activities and always need a camera on hand.
Personally, my carry-on bag contains a laptop, big camera, small camera, smartphone, occasionally a tablet and a variety of cords and chargers. Lugging around such a heavy carry-on can be annoying when sprinting to a connecting flight. Sometimes that carry-on becomes my pillow or footrest.
I am bad about being careful with my carry-on and worry about the durability of my equipment particularly my smartphone so I’m not breaking it. This is where great new technology becomes part of the conversation.
Gorilla Glass, specifically Gorilla Glass 4, protects our gadgets while running to connecting flight, using a carry-on as a footrest, and while pulling our smartphone out of a pocket for a 100th time that hour to recheck our GPS directions, and taking yet another gorgeous picture while hiking a National Park or summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Corning is responsible for many glass innovations like Edison’s light bulb glass envelope, the glass envelope for CRTs (cathode ray picture tubes) and liquid crystal displays (LCDs). While in Corning, NY at the Corning Glass Museum I viewed a demonstration about optical fiber cables used in telecommunications. It was a very interesting day at the Corning Glass Museum and was a great art and technology destination.
Recently at the Women in Travel Summit in Boston, we spent a scientific session learning about the manufacturing process of Corning Gorilla Glass and how it dramatically improves protection against drops. Corning Gorilla Glass utilizes a fusion process which leaves it untouched by human hands so no flaws are introduced onto the surface. This process ensures outstanding surface quality and optical clarity. The ion exchange process produces a layer of compressive stress on the surface of the glass that makes it more resistant to damage and drops. Through these two processes, Corning Gorilla Glass is clearer and more dramatically more durable. (click here for a great video about this)
Sounds great, right? But what products have Corning Gorilla Glass? You can check to see which devices (smartphones, tablets, and notebooks) currently utilize this amazing glass at: http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/en/products-with-gorilla *Of note, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are using the Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Travelers and adventurers alike are in need of the toughest cover glass yet! Corning Gorilla Glass 4 provides this for protection against drops- even on concrete and other rough surfaces. Hiking those trails and roaming busy city streets, make sure your technology is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.