After a quick check of the calendar, no it's not April's Fools day. Nissan has actually unveiled the world's first self-healing iPhone case.

After a quick check of the calendar, no it's not April's Fools day. Nissan has actually unveiled the world's first self-healing iPhone case.

Built for the iPhone 4 / 4S, the case is constructed from ABS plastic and features Nissan's scratch shield paint which can mend small scratches in as little as an hour (up to a week for large scratches). As the company explains, the case's exterior "is made from polyrotaxane, which means that when damage occurs to the coating in the form of a fine scratch, the chemical structure is able to react to change back to its original shape and fill the gap - 'healing' the blemish."

Besides having a certain gee-whiz factor, the case has a "tactile gel-like" feel that provides better grip than traditional cases.

Nissan is currently testing the cases and is considering production if there is enough demand.

Be part of something big

Nissan introduces the world's first self-healing iPhone case