It happens. Gelato in one hand, phone in the other, you fumble about one handed to try and take that perfect photo of a passing gondola against the Venetian sunset. It’s hard enough to stretch your thumb across your screen without altering the angle or focus as your hand begins to tremble in this balancing act. Tap that simple little button on your screen and take the damn picture! From the corner of your eye you see your gelato sliding with gravity about to become pigeon food.
Then…it slips. Not your gelato but your phone. That one second seem to go on forever as your phone plummets to the earth. Will this be it? Will this be the one time your device screen shatters?
I am a clumsy person and this has happened more than a few times before. I don’t put down the coffee/gelato/wine because there’s no where to put it. I’ve been especially lazy lately refusing to tote around my DSLR everywhere. After four hours of walking in the hot sun your DSLR dangling around your neck, now sweaty and raw, begins to weigh you down like Jean Valjean dragging himself about. When it finally comes time to use your DSLR it is as if you’ve convinced yourself to lift a flagpole over your shoulders!
So I rely mostly on my phone to keep me going at home and abroad. Capturing those moments where the DSLR isn’t completely necessary and the phone is more of an instant convenience. As an admitted clumsy traveler one way I can help avoid these screen shattering moments is by first ensuring that my devices have Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4.
What is Gorilla Glass 4?
I had no idea until I attended the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) in Boston where I was able to take in their demonstration. Basically it is Corning’s toughest cover glass to date.
Whether you’ve got a smart phone, tablet or looking for a durable notebook/computer screen, Gorilla Glass has already been used on more than 3 billion devices. It withstands drops better than your average soda lime glass installed in less durable devices. I saw the proof myself at WITS! Check their video out below.
Is Gorilla Glass on Your Device?
You can easily find out thanks to an easy verification process at their official website. With more than 40 popular manufacturers already using Gorilla Glass, you might be surprised to find you already have a device that uses it. Don’t have Gorilla Glass on your device? The verification tool can help you make a more educated buying decision the next time your shop for a device. Click here to verify.
How It’s Made
Consumers demand thinner, lighter and yet more durable devices. Corning scientists tested the hardest of surfaces where the most devastating drops can occur. Cement and asphalt, parking lots and driveways, Corning was able to develop a glass from a fusion manufacturing process with ion-exchange producing a smooth, clear glass that can withstand 80% of drops from approximately 3 feet high. There’s no doubt, Gorilla Glass 4 dramatically improves protection against drops.
This blog post was sponsored by Corning Incorporated, however, all opinions expressed are my own.