Glass CD doesn't warp, lasts longer

October 23, 2006


A Japanese recording engineer has created the world's first glass CD. Because existing plastic CDs are not completely transparent, information on them cannot be read perfectly. They are also susceptible to bending or warping if left in sunlight or humid areas, which leads to sound distortion. However, glass CDs are completely transparent so information on them can be read perfectly, improving sound quality. They're not affected by heat or humidity and remain in perfect condition forever. Unfortunately, each one has to be made by hand and costs 98,700 yen (about $875), which makes them virtually pointless. Unless there's a market of people out there who'd rather listen to really good CD's than pay their rent.

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