Unbreakable Glass

@louievill (18648)
Philippines
January 7, 2011 7:14am CST
Hi guys, anyone of you ever encountered the unbreakable glass being peddled on the streets or "lako", it just looks like a small honey colored tumbler(that's why I did not upload the picture), never saw anything like it in the mall, anyway I was convinced to buy when I saw the salesman demo it by hitting it real hard on our metal post. Wow it was real cheap 250 pesos for six pieces! or about $5.8, don't know where it came from. One thing nice with it is I think it will last a life time, well it will put a lot of glass makers think twice. It will also help solve the problem of clumsy house helps who break glasses often or worrying about drinking guests or buddies who just have a little too much, what do you think? you have that in your place?
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• United States
7 Jan 11
So is it a glass that just won't break or is it actually a real hard plastic that they are calling "glass"? I prefer glass to plastic mostly because glass doesn't absorb germs like plastic does!
@louievill (18648)
• Philippines
7 Jan 11
No it's real crystal glass that's been hardened or toughened I don't know, maybe like how they make bullet proof glass. I know it's not plastic because I tried banging them together and it made that "ting" sound of crystal instead of the "thud" sound of plastic
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• United States
7 Jan 11
That's interesting. I'm surprised they didn't cost a lot more then. I wonder if they have terrible levels of lead in them or something!
@louievill (18648)
• Philippines
8 Jan 11
That was what I was thinking too, the components they use to harden crystal, hope it does not contain toxic substances, was wondering why so cheap?
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Jan 11
hi I am in the US and so far I have not heard of this Lako but it sure would save on the cost of replacing glasses as I know I have dropped a few myself over the years and one was really an expensive crystal goblet. I have unbreakable eye glasses but think they are made of a special plastic that can be ground to precision for eye glass wearers. Next time I am in Walmart I will check to see if they are selling it.
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@louievill (18648)
• Philippines
8 Jan 11
Yes Maam let us know, anyway maybe it won't be that cheap in the States because of taxes, good luck , take care and thanks for the response.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
8 Jan 11
In reality it's not cheap to produce unbreakable glass. I even saw an episode on TV about a company who manufactures lenses being used in the US military where they have to mimic how nature creates sapphires and the process don't come cheap. Maybe what you got is real but I don't really trust these street salesmen since you are not assured of the quality. Add to it is the sales talk and you will never even realize that you already purchased their product until it's too late.
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@louievill (18648)
• Philippines
8 Jan 11
I know about sales talk because I have been in business all my life and sales people find it quite hard to sell me anything, anyway I tried it my self after I bought it, banged them together, threw it on the concrete floor of the garage etc... but it just did not break. Well your from Taguig, not far from my place so maybe they will get there soon, let me know if you encounter any and let me know what you think of the product
@gemini1 (67)
• Philippines
7 Jan 11
Hi Louievill, Yes I saw those drinking glasses and i was amazed that it was indeed unbreakable even if you drop it or bang it to a metal post. It will be great to have it in our home because it will be safe to use even by small children. No worries even if they drop it because they will not get hurt by broken glass. peace of mind is the term. 2nd, elimination of buying glasses because of accidental breakage. and 3rd, the glasses looks good, and definitely durable. Happy mylotting.
@louievill (18648)
• Philippines
7 Jan 11
Yes and looks like we guys from Las Pinas city are the first ones getting a taste of it, um...maybe they have some kind of warehouse or drop point here cause most people I asked still don't know about the drinking glass.
7 Jan 11
I think what you are pertaining to is this drinking glass tumblers which they market as Duralex brand which are famous for there ability to break even when they are banged on metal or dropped to the floor. This glasses are practically hard to break.
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@louievill (18648)
• Philippines
7 Jan 11
Yes you are very right
@kisstin (93)
• Philippines
5 May 11
Wow thats cool. Iv never seen that kind of glass before.
@louievill (18648)
• Philippines
5 May 11
Yeah and I'm waiting for the rolling salesman to come back but he never did, I regret not buying more, should have bought the whole boxbut I doubted and wanted to test it first, I'm thinking of making a video on you tube