Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Japanese inventor creates glass CD

updated 12:50 pm EDT, Mon October 23, 2006

Inventor creates glass CD

Japananese recording engineer Suenori Fukui has developed a CD made out of glass, writes the Mainichi Daily News. Though it may sound like a novelty, the use of glass has several advantages, including durability. Plastic CDs can be subject to bending or warping in areas of high heat or humidity; glass CDs should have no such problems. Also, the transparency of glass allows lasers to better penetrate the surface, resulting in higher audio quality. The one drawback to the technology is the cost, currently fixed at 98,700 yen ($831) per handmade disc. One recording is on the market: an N&F Label release of Bach's "Air on a G String." The price is expected to drop substantially as more discs are produced.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Adesso Xtream S3B Bluetooth speaker

Finding a speaker purpose-built for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobile device, ...

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News