A “Magical” iPhone Case Will Soon Exist!

Nissan is going after accident-prone smartphone users with a new self-healing phone case.

Prone to dropping your iPhone? What if there were a way for unsightly scratches to disappear, on their own? That’s the promise of a new type of phone case designed by car manufacturer Nissan for klutzy smartphone addicts. Here’s what you need to know:

What is it?
Nissan calls its new product the Scratch Shield iPhone case. It’s made with a special type of self-healing paint that fills in dings and scratches shortly after they appear, no touch-up required. “This technology isn’t new,” says Tyler Lee at Ubergizmo. “In fact for those who are really into cars, they might be able to recognize that this technology has been in use by Nissan on several Nissan and Infiniti car models.”

It heals itself? How?
It uses a tactile, gel-like surface made of a chemical compound called polyrotaxane, which responds to small disturbances. When the case, say, “acquires a small scratch, its chemical structure reacts and changes back to its original shape, effectively filling the gap the scratch made,” says Jamie Condliffe at Gizmodo. “In other words, it heals.”

How long does it take for a scratch to disappear?
About an hour for a small scratch, though “the chemical reaction will continue to work its magic on more major damage for up to a week,” says the International Business Times. Though there’s no word on pricing (yet), the case is expected to go into production later this year after a trial run.

Sources: GizmodoInternational Business TimesUbergizmo, TheWeek

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12 Comments on “A “Magical” iPhone Case Will Soon Exist!”

  1. March 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    I hope it doesn’t cost as much as a car.

  2. brad
    March 11, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    There is already a product that does just that. its called ghost armor. and is the exact thing you are describing.

  3. March 11, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Now i don’t have to care about my screen of my Iphone… And hope isn’t expensive.

  4. Beth M
    March 12, 2012 at 6:14 am #

    i have ghost armor and it turns a nice yellow color after a few months. thanks tho.

  5. March 12, 2012 at 7:10 am #


  6. carbar66
    March 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    ghost armor works the same exact way

  7. TJ
    June 2, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    I really hope it doesn’t cost as much as a car

  8. seyi
    June 2, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Nice innovation. I hope this kinda case should be made for other phone models too.

  9. israel
    June 2, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    That ‘s good impressive

  10. June 3, 2012 at 3:06 am #

    Lol riiiight

  11. August 17, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    Are you guys serious? A case that can auto-heal itself?? I’m gonna check out this ghost armor thing right now!

  12. August 17, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    Are you guys serious? A case that can auto-heal itself?? I\’m gonna check out this ghost armor thing right now!

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