I often joke that I can’t have nice things. The “commotion” in the title of this very blog is not a coincidence; while I wouldn’t necessary label myself clumsy, I will say that I have the bad habit of being unintentionally reckless. Disclaimer from the get go: this is a sponsored blog post, on behalf of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. When they approached me regarding a sponsored post, I had to laugh to myself at how what was at first a seemingly odd topic for this blog was actually an incredibly appropriate fit. I received compensation for this post, however as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I love adventure, and if you are reading this blog, chances are you do too.
I also love technology, it kind of comes with the whole blogging gig. My cell phone is a necessary evil in my world. Storytelling is my craft…or if you ask Geoff, something I can’t refrain from doing (I can go on and on). And while I love to weave tales with written word, I like to share pictures as well to emphasize my stories…or prove that I’m not making up some of these lavish tales. But when I’m out on the trails or in on an urban adventure, my phone acts as much more than simply a camera, it is also a source of information (GPS or mapquest) and essentially a lifeline incase of emergency. So when my phone accidentally comes flying out of my hydration pack and lands on the trail, or worse, slips out of my hands because I’m trying to Instagram and run at the same time, it’s vital that it doesn’t break.
Enter: Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
What is Gorilla Glass 4:
Consumers are demanding more from their mobile phones. They want devices that are thinner, lighter, and aesthetically pleasing – but also durable enough to resist the abuses that come with mobility. And they want scratch resistance and advanced touch capability that puts the world at their fingertips. Visually stunning, incredibly tough Gorilla Glass enables today’s sleekest smartphone designs, while providing exceptional damage resistance to the scratches and bumps of everyday use. Corning’s top scientists performed thousands of hours of tests to understand how and why glass breaks when dropped. Then we developed a way to deliver dramatically improved performance against drops on rough surfaces. How dramatic? In lab tests, Gorilla Glass 4 withstood such drops up to 2X better than competitive glass designs. And our drop tests are the toughest in the industry, conducted on rough surfaces that best approximate the real world of rough streets, sidewalks and parking lots. So when your whole life is on your device, help protect it with the toughest cover glass yet. The result was Corning’s toughest cover glass to date, Corning Gorilla Glass 4. This new version has been formulated to deliver dramatically improved drop performance, but maintains the thinness and lightness of previous versions.
In other words: Gorrilla Glass 4 dramatically improves protection against drops, and can be found on over 3 billion devices from 40 major brands. If you are like me, you probably haven’t considered exactly what type of glass is on your smartphone or tablet before, but are now thinking you should. Especially considering all of the precarious and potentially phone-dangerous places I take my smartphone.
While Gorilla Glass is tough, all glass can break. There are many factors that can lead to a device breaking, including the drop height, the surface on which it was dropped and the device design (check out this video for more information. ) Gorilla Glass 4 dramatically improves protection against drops. To find out if your device is one of those 3 billion, click the photo below.
Reader contribution: We’ve all felt it…that heart stopping feeling when your smartphone goes flying out of your hands and crashing towards the ground. Tell us your worst phone horror story, and what you do now to protect your device!
Corning® Gorilla® Glass has been used on more than 3 billion devices from 40 major brands. Is it on yours? Click here to find out.
Corning Incorporated sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.