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Nissan creates the world's first self-healing iPhone case

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Nissan creates the world's first self-healing iPhone case
Although the concept of “self-healing” materials might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, an iPhone 4S case with such properties already exists. And what might surprise you even more is that it is made by Nissan (yes, that Nissan).

It is known as the Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case, and what gives it its magical properties is the same high-tech paint finish that the car manufacturer uses in some of its vehicles. The case, made out of ABS plastic, is covered with polyrotaxane-based paint, which helps it repair on its own and gives it a bit of extra grip too.

Nissan creates the world's first self-healing iPhone case
According to Nissan, a small scratch will disappear in a matter of hours without the need for any user intervention. The company also notes that severe scratches may require up to a whole week to “heal” themselves, but we find that absolutely acceptable given that a cracked iPhone glass back will be there for the rest of the smartphone's lifetime.

But don't take your credit cards out just yet. Prototypes of the Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case have yet to be tested thoroughly before the product can hit the market. And once it does, we doubt that it will be something you'd call reasonably priced.

source: Nissan via SlashGear

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posted on 16 Jan 2012, 09:10

1. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)


Interesting... I'll have to do some more research on this technology.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 17:21

6. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


This "technology" has been around for years. Its just the first time its ever been on a cellphone case, probably.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 09:16 6

2. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I can't wait for it to come to an actual phone! Looks like an awesome concept

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 10:38 2

3. XCellFoneSalesRep (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


I love the Ministry of Sound logo on the back of the ifone next to NISSAN like its their logo. Something weird is going on there...

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:10

4. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


It's called thievery.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 14:53

5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Any love for Nissan 350Z?

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 21:51

7. fanesxx (Posts: 69; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Wait Wait Wait.......why a phone, what about my $40k car!!!!!!!!

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