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Jan 12

CES Field Reports: Going ape over Gorilla Glass

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Gorilla Glass@GDemple: Gorilla Glass2 WOW!

Why make a point of going to check out glass at CES this year? Well, when you look at it on more than 600 different products, from the best flat screen TV screens to your mobile devices, it’s pretty transparent as to why Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 garners a lot of attention.

Gorilla Glass is a strengthened, thin glass used on touch screens, flat screen TVs, and other devices that tend to take a lot of abuse, or that have a long lifespan and need to stay clear. While the process they use to strengthen their glass is super secret, the glass itself is as tough as they say (check out this video via Engadget of the glass under pressure).

The new version doesn’t add much to the toughness side of the equation (at some point making glass tough enough for a tank to roll over kind of loses consumer interest). Instead, it focuses on being 20% slimmer, so that the next, best generation of flat screen TVs can finally shed those pesky inches, and your touch screen phone can finally reach maximum thinness.

Snarky predictions aside, it should be interesting to see which devices start incorporating the newer, thinner, and just as tough Gorilla Glass 2.

Our ongoing coverage of CES looks at Tweets from the Field by the Vann’s CES Delegates. What’s interesting at the Consumer Electronics Show? We find out for you!

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