just the right smartphone notification for a text, email
or alarm is a big decision. People that choose animal
sounds should have their phones taken away. But what if
you could make your phone smell like your favorite food
every time you got a text?
a Japanese tech brand, has created a product that
attaches to your smartphone and releases a scent. The
plug-in accessory fits into the headphone socket of a
smartphone (iPhone and Android). The device works with a
companion app that tells it to spray a burst of
fragrance into the air when you receive a message.
scents include rose, mint, curry, jasmine, cinnamon
roll, lavender, apple, strawberry, ylang-ylang (a
fragrant flower), coconut, and if you remember the fried
corn soup fritters at KFC Japan from earlier this year,
the corn soup scent should come as no surprise. There’s
also a limited-edition Korean BBQ collection with two
meat scents and baked potato. A bacon scent is in the
device looks like a small bubble with an LED light. It
can be programmed to go off when you receive a social
network notification, text or alarm. It can also be
synced to multiple games. Each model can deliver 100
bursts per scent-capsule with refills available for $5.
Scentee is to launch on Amazon Japan on Nov. 15.
as cool as making the theme song to "The Wire"
(the Season 5 version) your ringtone … almost.