So, are you sick of scratches on your iPhone case? How about any phone case in general? Well, Nissan (yeah, Nissan!) has decided to bring some of its self-healing paint technology to an iPhone case that the company may actually sell this year, if initial beta testing goes well.
This technology has been used in the Nissan Murano, 370Z and X-Trail, as well as the entire line of Infiniti luxury vehicles. It's able to mend small and light scratches in as little as an hour, while deeper cuts may take up to a week.
Bob Laishley is Nissan's Overseas Program Director of Business Development, and he had this to say about Nissan's plans to expand the technology into other areas:
"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."
So, if all goes well for Nissan's initial batch of cases, I bet we could start to see the motor company license this out to phone manufacturers to actually use the paint without a case. For now, I guess we'll just have to lust over and wait for this case to reach store shelves.[Nissan]