Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case features Nissan’s self-healing paint finish technology.
This is a technology from the automobile world to make scratch-resistant paint finish. It actually allows fine scratches to quickly mend themselves. Now Nissan has found a new use for it.
It came to Nissan’s attention that Apple iPhone’s gloss case is very prone to scratches through everyday use. So they thought why not use our self-healing technology to help iPhone 4 users.
Good thinking. But there’s one major drawback with this case, and that’s the huge Nissan logo on its backside. A large of part of the iPhone’s appeal is that shiny Apple logo. Replacing that with a Nissan logo kinda spoils the point of having the phone in the first place.
But it has its advantages too. The highly flexible and elastic properties of Scratch Shield paint technology allows fine scratches to quickly mend themselves; its tactile gel-like rather than glossy surface is more scratch-resistant than conventional paint and provides a better grip; and the case itself is made of ABS plastic – a high grade substance widely used in the automotive industry which is more rigid and robust than other plastics.
Developed by Nissan in collaboration with University of Tokyo and Advanced Softmaterials Inc., the unique Scratch Shield paint finish was initially designed for automotive use and is available on the Nissan Murano, 370Z and X-Trail along with the Infiniti range of products. Now, thanks to Nissan’s pioneering approach, this technology is being trialled for the first time on a non-automotive product in Europe, with the Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case.
Pricing and availability of this case are yet to be revealed.