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

Shawn Knight

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


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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!


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.