In a recent article we brought you, we revealed that a large majority of iPhone users in the UK have a cracked screen on their device but continue to use it regardless. The significant percentage proves just how fragile these smartphones are, but hoping to rectify this problem is Nissan who have launched the Scratch Shield, an iPhone case with healing capabilities.
The motor vehicle manufacturer’s Scratch Shield paint technology is thought to be the world’s first self-healing paint which allows fine scratches to mend themselves. It is also the same paint that they use on a number of their vehicles all over the world. The case itself is designed to be more tighter-fitting, robust and rigid than any other, is made from ABS plastic and will fit the iPhone 4 or 4S.
The way the self-healing technology works is when the coating is damaged, it is able to fill the gap created and change back to how it was through a chemical reaction in the structure. This process can take up to a week depending on the severity of the blemish, with lesser damages taking as little as an hour to heal.
Although the product is still in its beta stage, we can expect the case to release as soon as this year if Nissan feel they are satisfied with the results. Europe seems to be the main market aim for now, although NTT DoCoMo, the Japan based carrier is contemplating the Scratch Shield technology for use on mobile phones and have the license to do so. As Expert Reviews explains, its use on these devices offer other benefits such as a better grip and an attractive gloss like finish as well as being more scratch resilient anyway.
What do you think of this Scratch Shield paint technology? Would you consider getting this case to protect your iPhone?