Thank you to Corning® Gorilla® Glass for sponsoring today’s conversation.
My husband says I could break a bowling ball.
I’ve never broken an actual bowling ball, but I do break stuff. A lot. I’ve broken:
- coffee pots
- small appliances
- laptop cords
But by far, the winner of the “Stuff Sharon Breaks” contest is cell phones. This dates back 15 years when I dropped my boyfriend’s brand new cell phone in the parking lot of the cell phone store, before we even made it to the car. (He married me anyway).
To put it nicely, I’m a little “rough” on cell phones. In the last 5 years, I’ve gone through no fewer than 12 smart phones. One phone slipped out of my armband on a run and fell on the pavement. Another got flushed down the toilet. (It didn’t just fall in. I actually flushed it.) But most of them were just the victims of my rough handling. Bouncing around in my purse/gym bag/diaper bag. Getting dropped by my kids (and me). Flying off the treadmill and onto the hard gym floor mid-run. (Awkward.)
I can laugh at my klutziness, but it actually drives me nuts that I break stuff – especially cell phones. Say what you want about this “plugged in” world of ours, but I rely on my phone – as a mom, as a blogger, and as a runner. It’s how the school reaches me when one of my kids is sick or hurt. It’s how I blog on the go – in the school car line, in the doctor’s waiting room, in Target or Starbucks. It’s how I track my mileage and pace when I run. It’s how I listen to music or watch Netflix on the treadmill.
I could continue my Ode to My Cell Phone, but I’m sure you get it. If you’re reading this, chances are you do a lot of the same things (except the breaking phones part, hopefully).
When I was asked to write this post, I flipped through the product information and saw this: “In laboratory tests, Gorilla Glass 4 survives up to 80% of the time when dropped from 3 feet high and is up to 2 times tougher than competitive glass designs.” My first thought was, “Wow, nice. I wish my phone had that.”
Well, it turns out that it does have Gorilla Glass. My husband bought me a new cell phone for Christmas, following the (shocking) premature demise of my last phone. I looked for my Motorola Moto G on the model verification site – and sure enough, there it was:
That’s my new phone! Is it possible that this phone could avoid the untimely fate of its 11 predecessors? Since Gorilla Glass has improved damage resistance – well, yes, it’s quite possible (as long as my phone doesn’t get flushed down the toilet – again).
Does your device use Gorilla Glass? You might be surprised how many do. Click on the image below to find out:
So can anyone beat me in the broken cell phone department? Where are my fellow klutzes?
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Corning Incorporated sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.