Nissan is probably best known for making cars, so one has to ask what business do they have making casings for iPhones? Well, it seems that based on their experience in the automotive industry, they have come up with what they’re calling a “self-repairing” iPhone case dubbed the “Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case”, which as the name might imply, will protect (or rather “heal”) the case when it is scratched.

This technology isn’t new. 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 was developed back in 2005 by Nissan in a collaboration with the University of Tokyo and Advanced Softmaterials Inc. According to Nissan:

“The outer ‘paint’ is made from polyrotaxane, which means that when damage occurs to the coating in the form of a fine scratch, the chemical structure is able to react to change back to its original shape and fill the gap – ‘healing’ the blemish.”

The case saw a launch over the weekend at an automotive event held in Dubai. It seems that an initial batch of cases were given to journalists and customers for beta testing, with Nissan announcing that if demand for such cases turned out to be strong, they would consider mass producing them for the general public. What do you guys think? Would such a case for your iPhone be worth considering, and how much do you think such a case would cost?

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