Honda's Smartphone Airbag Video is Awesome
Honda gives a smartphone all-side airbags.
We've probably all dropped our phones at one point or another. Unfortunately, there's a good chance a number of those phones didn't survive their fall. Even if you have a case, it's not guaranteed to protect your phone (Nexus 4, I hardly knew you). Luckily, Honda is working on a solution to the problem. The Japanese car marker posted the video below to YouTube demonstrating a case that has a built-in airbag for your phone.
Though it's a little difficult to understand what's going on if you don't speak Japanese, it looks like the airbags automatically deploy when they phone falls from a certain height. That said, even in its undeployed state, the airbag case looks like it would go a long way to protecting your phone. Honda hasn't commented on whether or not this case is real, but we're going to assume it's not. Still, we do love watching that slow-mo blossoming of airbag as the phone falls.