Tag Archive: Glass


A look at Corning, the company behind Gorilla Glass

There are many unsung heroes in the world of innovation. It’s full of companies helping bring us great technology on a daily basis, but many remain almost unnoticed. One such company is Corning. The “glass company” is being used in billions of smartphones, tablets, and even laptops but what do you really know about the 167-year-old institution? Allow me to help you get introduced and show you how they are used in current technology.

A Brief History Lesson

Corning was  [Read More…]

Protect your Galaxy Note 9 with a protective back panel or screen glass

He protecc. He attacc. But most importantly, he call bacc.

This Dome Glass reinforced hard back panel cover for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is down to $ 6.99 with code NT9THRFT on Amazon. The hard cover normally sells for around $ 10, and this price brings it down to one of the best we’ve ever seen.

The same NT9THRFT will discount a couple of tempered glass screen protectors from Dome Glass, too. The 1-pack drops to  [Read More…]

Whitestone Dome Glass Screen Protector for Note 9 review: The clear winner

An expensive solution to a potentially more expensive problem.

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. Company releases phone claiming that its glass screen is “stronger” and “less prone to scratches and cracks” than the one before. So you believe the claim and forgo buying a screen protector only to drop the phone onto concrete shortly thereafter. Your heart stops and you inhale sharply as you lean down to pick up the face-down phone. You turn  [Read More…]

Whitestone Dome Glass Galaxy Note 9 case review: Corner save

Protecting the aesthetic and design simultaneously.

The Galaxy Note 9 is beastly: at nearly 6.4 inches tall and just over 7 ounces, when it falls it goes down hard. Anyone with a shattered glass back or front can attest to that. Whitestone’s Dome Glass clear case is just $ 10 but it does everything a good case should do: maintains the phone’s beauty while protecting as much of the device as possible.

A clear winner Whitestone Dome  [Read More…]

Whitestone Dome glass screen protector for Galaxy Note 9 review

Last week we uploaded our Galaxy Note 9 review and had some overall positive words to say about the device. Such a device is an investment though, and with phones rising in price, you should protect them. That’s where Whitestone Dome arrives. They have, over the past few years, created the best, tempered-glass screen protectors especially for phones with curved displays.

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Acer’s $349 Chromebook 514 has USB-C charging, Gorilla Glass trackpad

This marks a nice step up from the entry level.

Acer is expanding its Chromebook range with a new model, the Chromebook 514. The new model keeps things inexpensive while adding some nice-to-have hardware features that will separate it from the plastic bargain machines so often associated with the Chromebook name.

There isn’t anything particularly revolutionary in terms of the Chromebook 514’s overall design, but Acer is focusing on the fact that this is a 14-inch screen  [Read More…]

Smartphone glass types compared (Updated 08/2018)

Updated 8/13/2018 with Gorilla Glass 6

Original Equipment Manufacturers, or OEMs, use a number of different kinds of materials to make smartphone glass. Not to be confused with the tech inside of the displays, we’re referring to the actual glass that covers them.

Most modern smartphones feature some sort of toughened glass face, the most common of which is Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Less common is the Japanese-made Asahi Dragontrail glass; rarer still is a coating that’s not glass at all,  [Read More…]

This tempered glass screen protector for the Note 9 is worth it

Under the Dome, is Life.

It is time, the wait is over. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has just been unpacked, but if you missed the live stream in New York you don’t need to be left out. The phone officially goes on sale in two weeks, so once you get yours, you need to decide what protection is best for you. Well, Whitestone has the answer, and it is DOME GLASS. Whitestone Dome Glass is a  [Read More…]

Win a Galaxy Note 9, Dome Glass 2 pack, and Clear Case!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has just been unpacked, and the phone officially goes on sale in two weeks, but we wanted to give you a chance to WIN one along with some cool accessories from Whitestone to keep it safe.

Whitestone’s Dome Glass, which is already a top seller and is touted as one of the best-tempered glass protectors by the largest cellular provider in Japan, has the maximum strength and scratch resistance rating of 9H (hardness  [Read More…]

OPPO’s upcoming smartphone will be the first to feature Gorilla Glass 6

The OPPO F9 series will likely be the first to offer Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6.

Corning unveiled Gorilla Glass 6 last month, offering better protection against tumbles. Corning says Gorilla Glass 6 is able to withstand multiple drops — averaging up to 15 drops from one meter — without breaking, and it’s also touted to be more resistant to scratches when seen against Gorilla Glass 5.

Today, Corning announced that Gorilla Glass 6 will make its debut  [Read More…]