Nissan shows off a self-healing iPhone case

Speaking from personal experience, once you acquire an expensive phone such as the Apple iPhone, every scratch on the piece seems like a scratch on your heart. But, it seems there might finally be cure for it out there.

“The Scratch Shield iPhone case is a great example of us taking a Nissan automotive technology that has had a huge impact for our customers, and then shifting the boundaries to apply it to another everyday product. “, says Bob Laishley, overseas programme director BD at Nissan Europe.

Nissan, which is known more for its high-end cars, has come out with an iPhone 4S case called the Scratch Shield, which uses the scratch healing paint normally used on Nissan cars to repair the scratches and bring back your iPhone to the state it was in when you bought it. Don’t believe it? Read on.

The magical ingredient is a Polyrotaxane paint that is laid over the case. Along with healing capacity, the paint creates a better grip on the phone. Nissan is currently selling these cases through NTTDoCoMo in Japan on an experimental basis. It is expected to be commercially launched later this year.

I believe Nissan has ventured into the arena of smartphone cases just because it wants to cash on Apple’s high aesthetic sense and iPhone 4S’s growing popularity. Nissan has claimed that the normal scratch would be healed in an hour while serious damage might take up to a week.

In my purview, as a concept, it sounds pretty good. I mean not only the phone might remain good and new, but in fact, one might save a lot of money on repairs, I mean I have seen a lot of people preferring to throw away their iPhones rather than spend money on repair from Apple, which is in India, nothing less than out of the world expensive. It sounds like getting all those iPhones back from the dead. Watch this space for a price, release date and a full review as soon as we can lay our hands on it.