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.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. #stillbreaks

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

    1. Gorilla style

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

    3. ROFLMAO!!!! at work!!

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

    1. I thought glass breaking was normal physics. Hmm…

      1. #facepalmatitsbest

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

  4. Sterile? Why? Germs are good for you.

    (and anti-bacterial soap is for chumps)

  5. 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.

    1. Kind of gross, but absolutely true.

  6. 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.

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

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

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