Every iPhone owner knows the importance of picking up a decent case to protect his/her iGadget. No matter how careful you are with your iPhone, there is always a chance you could put a scratch on your phone by accident. A protective case can prevent that from happening. But cases also get damaged if they are mistreated. Nissan has introduced a new case that could heal itself when scratched.
The Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone Case uses a self-healing paint finish, a proprietary paint technology that has been used in some Nissan cars in the past. Using this case, you won’t have to worry about fine scratches as they fix themselves. The case is made from ABS plastic and could enhance your grip too. The paint is developed by Nissan in collaboration with University of Tokyo and Advanced Softmaterials Inc.
Let’s be honest. As amazing as this technology sounds, it won’t do miracles. It does not work well for very deep scratches nor will it magically fix a broken iPhone. But it does make iPhones better capable of resisting scratches. Averages scratches can be healed in around an hour. Deeper ones could take up to a week.
We’re really excited about the possibilities provided by this technology. In Japan, we’ve already linked up with world-leading mobile operator NTT DoCoMo to allow them to use the Scratch Shield technology on its Style Series N-03B mobile phones, and we think this technology has real scope beyond the automotive world. We’re passionate about innovations that get people excited, and that means not being restricted to one industry or genre
Bob Laishley, Overseas Programme Director Business Development for Nissan in Europe, said. This case is in the prototype stage at this point. Nissan could make these available commercially later in 2012 though.