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Honda teases an airbag for your smartphone but the idea isn't that far-fetched

By Shawn Knight
Dec 5, 2013
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  1. Smartphones (and the cases that protect them) have come a long way over the past several years but even so, a single unfortunate drop, even with a hefty case in place, can result in a cracked screen or worse. But...

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  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,859   +1,189

    Airbag? Interesting idea. How long before Apple claim patent infringement of their Windbag attached devices?
     
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,197   +171

    I like the ski-jump and pocket flip tests. Didn't understand a word of it, except "smartophone", but it was cute. The airbag is a peculiar contraption. But if Nissan can make self-healing cases, then go for it Honda, and make air bar cases to protect phones!
     
  4. Seems like making plastic screens that feel like glass would be much simpler. I'm sure it is already possible, but why would phone companies invest in an idea that will make them lose money? Obviously broken phones need replacing or repairing. Selling an indestructible product is not good for business.
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,033   +2,538

    In this case, selling a self-destructible device is a good idea.
     
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  6. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Booster Posts: 147   +25

    I can see the real nerds tinker with its software to make it go boom in pockets and swell up everyones pants,....
     
  7. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 581   +138

    Lmao the pic of him and his cat on the cracked screen. This is hilarious
     
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,911   +1,703

    Ah. so.
     

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