Corning introduces new Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass to help keep your smartphone sterile


OCD sufferers rejoice! Corning — makers of the tougher-than-nails Gorilla Glass — have announced their newest creation: Corning Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass. The EPA-registered antimicrobial glass is infused with ionic silver to “inhibit the growth” of algae, mold, mildew, fungi and of course, bacteria — keeping you safe as you pass about your tablets, smartphones, and the like.

Corning says this new type of Gorilla Glass was made to help address the public’s growing concern with harmful bacteria, and its antimicrobial properties are promised for the life of the device. Some of you might remember a study from not too long ago that showed 1 in 6 smartphones had high traces of fecal matter, so maybe this new Gorilla Glass isn’t such a bad idea after all.

Corning will be showing off the Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass at their booth during CES. We’re not sure exactly how they’ll “demo” it (our imaginations are already running wild), but stayed tuned for our coverage later in the week as we follow up.

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  • irishrally


  • Mo

    The gorillas butt was sticking up really high in that picture.

    • irishrally

      Gorilla style

    • sc0rch3d

      reference to keeping fecal matter as far away from french kissing your phone as possible

    • J Cav the Great

      ROFLMAO!!!! at work!!

  • DYNK

    Some of us might remember a study from not too long ago that showed 6 in 6 smartphones glass breaking when dropped. #getprioritiesstraight

    • No_Nickname90

      I thought glass breaking was normal physics. Hmm…

      • DYNK


        • No_Nickname90

          LoL!! This made me bust out laughing at work.

  • Jason Farrell

    Sterile? Why? Germs are good for you.

    (and anti-bacterial soap is for chumps)

  • Marianne

    Haha because you know it has replaced magazines as the pastime of choice in the bathroom or for workers to sneak phone use in at work where it isn’t allowed.

    • sWireless

      Kind of gross, but absolutely true.

  • iron2000

    Actually anti-bacterial screen protectors would be better.
    I will definitely slap on a screen protector doesn’t matter if glass is anti-bacterial or not.

  • h4rr4r

    Fecal coliform bacteria is on everything. Get over it. Wipe the screen with an alcohol based cleaner and stop worrying about it.

  • master94

    So instead of normal bacteria you will have super bacteria that is immune to anti-bacterial on your phone. Great /s