GORE® Vents for Other Portable Electronic Devices

Manufacturers of portable electronic devices and accessories rely on Gore acoustic and pressure vents to boost product environment ratings.

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Why Choose a GORE® Acoustic Vent?

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Gore has an unsurpassed track record in delivering global venting solutions. As the worldwide leader in venting technology, we've engineered unique venting materials and structures for everything from medical and industrial applications to GORE-TEX® fabrics for consumer outerwear.

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From tablet and smartphone cases to wireless and wired headsets, in-car audio or Bluetooth systems, GPS units or "smart watches" ...every new portable electronic device represents a new set of challenges. How best to optimize both audio quality and device protection from particulates, liquids or pressure differentials? And how best to achieve all that in ever-smaller devices?

Gore is uniquely positioned to partner with manufacturers to solve those challenges. Gore expertise – in venting materials and acoustic engineering – provides custom venting solutions to OEMs worldwide. And Gore can provide fully-integrated support, from design engineering through production consultation…including testing and qualification for IP64, IP65, IP67 or IP68 standards.

Optimize Device Protection and Sound Quality with the Proven Performance of GORE® Vents
Optimize Device Protection and Sound Quality with the Proven Performance of GORE® Vents

Acoustic Vents

Acoustically-transparent performance with IP64 (dust and splash-level) and IP67 (immersion-level) protection.

  • Microphone
  • Noise-Cancelling Microphone

Pressure Vents

Rapidly equalize pressure to protect housing seals from premature failure.


Recent News


New GORE® Acoustic Vent: An Advancement in Acoustic Performance

Posted February 14, 2017

The new GORE Acoustic Vent ensures exceptional levels of acoustic performance and consistency. Furthermore it is optimized for use in any devices that require IPX8-level protection, contamination-resistance and provided in black color for darker colored devices.


New GORE® Pressure Vent PE12: Faster Pressure Equalization at IPX8

Posted July 12, 2016

Gore’s new PE12 Series takes pressure-venting reaction time and device protection to a whole new level. It delivers oleophobic IPX8 protection with our highest-ever airflow, to equalize pressures faster and react faster to minimize acoustic distortion caused by transducer bias.

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New GORE® Acoustic Vent GAW333: Brilliant Audio. Exceptional Water Protection. Incredibly Small Size.

Posted January 26, 2016

W. L. Gore & Associates announces the launch of the GORE® Acoustic Vent GAW333 – a small, smart way to improve handset acoustics while maintaining IPX8 immersion protection and IP6X particle protection.


New GORE® Acoustic Vent GAW333: Incredibly Small. Improved Performance.

Posted January 26, 2016

With improved acoustic quality, IPX8 immersion and IP6X particle protection, this incredibly small vent (only 1.5 mm ID) offers more flexibility in designing higher-performance handsets.

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