Renowned Japanese automobile giant, Nissan has introduced a new scratch shield self-healing case compatible with Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models.
The Nissan Scratch Shield comes with a self-healing paint finish for the case which was designed using several innovations used in automobile engineering. For light scratches, the case will be able to self-heal and restore the colour in couple of hours and for severe ones, it would take a day or two.
The Apple iPhone has variety of case shells from coloured to the ones supporting extra battery juice. But this unique Nissan Scratch Shield case not only guards the iPhone but also thrives to make it appear brand new.
The Nissan Scratch Shield case has been manufactured using ABS plastic shell to cover the iPhone 4/4S body. The self-healing ‘magic’ comes from the polyrotaxane-based paint which is different than the regular paint. Japanese handset maker and mobile operator NTT-DoCoMo joint venture uses the same paint for the handsets meant only for Japan region. Apart from bring a self-healing paint, it is also known to be potential anti-cancer drug.
The polyrotaxane layer on top of the paint is a chemical structure that reverts back to the original state when bruised. The ABS plastic is also used in cars and thereby Nissan believes it to be much stronger than the one used by other accessory makers.
Nissan had collaborated with Advanced Softmaterials and University of Tokyo to develop this technology and the paint has been used in Nissan Murano 370z and X-Trail as well as Infiniti models.
Delicate body bearing expensive smartphones do need strong and sturdy casings. In near future, smartphones would be built using a special material that could comprise of metal alloys and special plastics for a strong shell.
Nissan did not reveal the pricing or the availability of the case. Currently, it is being set as trial for Europe region. If at all this case is made available in India, be ready to have your jaw dropped with the pricing. Based on the quality and the features it offers, the case itself would cost somewhere between Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000.