Nissan self-healing iPhone case is tremendously cool

Daniel Bader

January 16, 2012 3:27pm


A few years ago, Nissan introduced a form of self-healing car paint that would, over time, mend small scratches and scrapes to the outer layer.

Nissan has now introduced an iPhone case painted with the same polyrotaxane material where “the chemical structure is able to react to change back to its original shape and fill the gap – ‘healing’ the blemish.” Bad scratches can take a week to heal, but most small blemishes are gone within a couple hours.

The case itself is made from high-grade ABS plastic which is more rigid and harder to snap than traditional polycarbonate-based materials.

Right now Nissan is beta testing the material in Europe, and has allowed NTT Docomo to outfit their phones with it, with a view to affixing it on more devices if the trial is successful.

Can you imagine a Gorilla Glass 2/Nissan Scratch Shield combo? The future looks, and feels, good.

Source: Nissan
Via: The Verge

  • Wia

    Wish my car and phone had that. :(

  • Al

    Make one for Galaxy Nexus too please!

  • Mattprime86

    Outstanding. Humans are too damn smart. Go us!

  • Drock

    Wow, i’ll take 3 right now please (2x4s and 1x3gs). They look they they would be perfect for me.

  • t

    Good invention, but it is just a case. If it scratches, I just get another one.

  • Jerry

    Paint my phone in polyrotaxane and I don’t need a case.

  • I forgot my meds

    Yes, make it for the androidiots. They are clumsy.

    • Sage

      Dont know if you noticed, but this case is for iphone users, ya f*****g moron…

  • NienorGT

    Cool technology, but the case isn’t good looking at all.

  • Master

    IT’S ALIVE!!

  • EAK47

    Pretty useless according to me, for a car it’s great, but for a phone that people usually keeps for a couple of years what’s the point?

    It will probably sell for over 75$ if it ever comes to retail, you can buy a lot of cases with 75$ if one scratches…

    If I had to keep a phone for 10 years, OK good.. but seriously, for 2 years, who’s gonna buy that?

  • Keith

    I suspect there has to be some potent chemicals and off-gassing behind that so I’ll take pass.

  • Alpha

    Imagine the outcry of sellers of screen protectors and phone cases when GG2 & polyrotaxane are considered standard equipment.

  • Studystand

    Why wouldn’t they make use this for cellphone housing instead of a case?

  • eww

    I want no JUKE =_=
    I would buy if it was GTR =_=