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Honda creates smartphone case with air bags

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Honda creates smartphone case with air bags
Precisely placed Air Bags inside your vehicle can save your life. So why can't Air Bags be developed to protect the one thing you treasure more than anything else in this world, your smartphone. Well, the guys at Honda have done it. Dubbed smartphone case N, the product deploys Air Bags to guarantee that your dropped smartphone doesn't end up with a dent, cracked screen or gets bricked.

All ready for Honda to take your money? Well, they won't. The case is actually not a real product, even though the accompanying video below purportedly shows you how it was designed and built.

What is real is a patent awarded to Apple for a case that uses GPS and other sensors to determine if your phone is free falling and how close it is to the ground. We told you about the patent earlier this year. Apple envisions the case moving as it is falling in order to minimize the potential damage to the phone. Inside the case is a can of gas that would help give it a thrust in the opposite direction to slow down the descent of the phone.

Even if the case N isn't real, it is still interesting to watch in action. To do so, click on the video below.



source: Honda, Autoblog via Gizmodo

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posted on 04 Dec 2013, 19:43 8

1. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 182; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


I'm glad there's no subtitles, because I speak perfect Japanese.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 20:03 4

4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Annyeonghaseyo, igueous hangugui. That's all I know how to speak. Oh wait, that's Korean.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 05:07 1

10. taikucing (unregistered)


Wrong, there is subtitles. Select subtitle icon at the right bottom. Choose translate to English

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 06:38

12. cezarepc (Posts: 586; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Didn't know that feature, thanks man! (translation sucked though lol)

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 19:52 2

2. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


That conveyor belt was painful to watch.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 19:52

3. medalaster01 (Posts: 41; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


So each time my smart phone falls I have to get a new case! And that to it would be expensive,But any way gr8 innovation from Honda!

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 20:05 5

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Does it have ABS, EBD and Traction control too?

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 05:59

11. apple4never (Posts: 970; Member since: 08 May 2013)


yup with cruise control e-brakes and paddle shifters

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 20:25

6. Johnabis (Posts: 56; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


the case is bigger then a 7 inch tablet! who would want to carry that in there pocket

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 20:30

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Hipsters my good man ... Hipsters

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 21:13

8. xtroid2k (Posts: 432; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


I think this is a concept. A great one. Has a long way to go. But a very interesting concept

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 21:17

9. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)


Are those cracked Sony Xperia Z1 or Xperia Z??
And the pocket jeans...by any chance that is from one of his jeans..

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 07:05

13. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


not exactly gonna fit that in ur pocket

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