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

By on December 5, 2013, 12:45 PM

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 what if your phone had even more protection from gravity… like, an airbag?

That’s exactly what Honda is teasing in this clip. Dubbed the Case N, it’s a rather humorous attempt at solving the issue of cracked smartphone screens. It’s not real of course but the truth is, it may not be that far from reality.

If you recall, Amazon received a patent last year covering various methods to save gadgets from fall damage including, you guessed it, an airbag. An equipped device would use an array of sensors to detect when the phone is in freefall and deploy a protective airbag to minimize damage on impact.

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