(photos: Nissan) Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone Case | US$tba | www.nissan.com
automakers are no stranger in extending into lifestyle products, so it shouldn’t be a surprise anyone when Nissan announced its Scratch Shield iPhone Case, except that this particular has more significance to it than being just an iPhone case alone. the Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone Case is touted to be the world’s first self-healing iPhone case and as the name implies, it is an iPhone case that will quickly mend fine scratches. pioneered by Nissan and developed in collaboration with University of Tokyo and Advanced Softmaterials Inc., the Scratch Shield paint finish was originally developed for automotive application and is available in popular Nissan vehicles like the Murano, 370Z, X-Trail, as well as the Infiniti product range. constructed from ABS plastic, a material that is also widely use in the automotive industry, the case is said to be more rigid and robust then other plastics. apart from its unique self-healing property, the innovative coating itself also has a scratch-resistant characteristic and offers a better grip than conventional paint coating. sadly, this wonder case is still in its prototype and testing stage, and it will only see the light of production if the demand is deem high but first, hundred of this prototype will be released in conjunction with Ministry of Sound to celebrate the Juke R street test in Dubai.