Just us, or did that text smell like strawberries?
At this point, your phone can stimulate your eyes, ears and brain. But your nose? An inventive new Japanese company thinks so.
Scentee ($70) is a smartphone attachment that plugs into the earbud port of your phone and emits a spritz of fragrance when you send or receive notifications.
Choose from five different scent cartridges–strawberry, rose, lavender, rosemary or coffee (bacon’s up next)–and sync your Scentee device with the corresponding iPhone or Android app. From then on, you can link scents with various contacts or set smells to go off alongside a particular alert. (We love the idea of setting “coffee” as our morning alarm.) As for how long it lasts: The company says about 100 spritzes.
Think it sounds suspect? We’re guessing it’s only a matter of time before your phone can tickle all your senses. Just imagine the day when Siri reaches out and gives you a big old hug.