Japanese automaker Nissan's European arm is migrating the company's "pioneering self-healing paint" to the world of pocketable shiny-shiny, introducing an iPhone case that removes its own scratches with nary a buff nor a polish. "The Scratch Shield iPhone case is a great example of us taking a Nissan automotive technology that …
who's going to walk around with "Nissan Juke" printed on the side of their phone?
Thats ok you can just scratch it off... Doh
Anyone got a (speeded up) video link?
Video of the 'healing'
here's a quick clip of the same kind of paint 'healing' an Infiniti bonnet after a wire-brushing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQIsEa4p5mk
I can see it now
It's from Nissan. So it will be very well made, have good performance, be very reliable, and I just don't WANT one.
But, but, but...
A mate of mine deliberately scratches the cases of his phones - and how, butterfly knives and all - to make them less nickable. Now what's he to do?
Don't leave them around...
...in places where they will get nicked?
Just write 'NISSAN JUKE' on the side in big white letters; guaranteed to render it unpleasing to the eye and uninteresting to the thief.
Sounds like a bit of an arsehole to me quite frankly!
does this not feature as paint on the actual nissan juke?
Also available in black...
Its not self-healing at all. They just crammed on so many gaudy logo's that no-one will notice the scratches.
I have a really radical suggestion. How about manufacturing the phone in a fashion......
..........that makes it less vulnerable to scratches? That would surely be more efficient than after-market solutions? Nokia's polycarbonate cases are one example - you really have to do some damage before it shows.
It's not like the materials don't exist. I had a little iRiver about 8 years ago that spent a year bouncing around in my pocket with all my lose change. After the battery gave out (which I'm sure has nothing to do with the case material) it spent the next 6 years or so in a variety of junk boxes. When I finally threw it away, there was nary a scratch on the case or screen. Shame the same couldn't be said for any iDevice.
Why do we have to buy scratch-free covers for our devices when they could be manufactured to a better quality? (Rhetorical).
And so it begins
Forward a few years and Skynets minions will be using the derivatives of this stuff.
Though I suspect even Skynet knows Nissan Jukes are the campest vehicles on the road, and that part will get dropped sharpish.
I want one of these covers just to try to persuade less tech-savvy friends that it works through nanobots.
...the nanobots in your head making you think that!
Now your phone can have Nissan's trademark orange-peel paint effect and every part can be a slightly different shade.
The biggest waste of time!
The iPhone I meant.