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

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.

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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7 Comments

1. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

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

6. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

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

2. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

3. XCellFoneSalesRep

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 18, 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...

4. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

It's called thievery.

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Any love for Nissan 350Z?

7. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

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

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