Honda creates smartphone case with air bags

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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13 Comments

13. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

not exactly gonna fit that in ur pocket

9. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

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

8. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

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

6. Johnabis

Posts: 67; Member since: Feb 17, 2011

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

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Hipsters my good man ... Hipsters

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Does it have ABS, EBD and Traction control too?

11. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

yup with cruise control e-brakes and paddle shifters

3. medalaster01

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 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!

2. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

That conveyor belt was painful to watch.

1. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 975; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

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

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

10. taikucing unregistered

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

12. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

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

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