Scentee and oPhone: Make Your Phone Smell

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Sun, Feb 2nd, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

And by smelling, I really mean that you can smell odours coming out of your phone. According to The Dish, "Japan’s Scentee (video above) sells a plug-in atomizer for smartphones" that allows you to trigger it with app to "spritz standard aromas such as rose and lavender, as well as more unique tastes of curry, coffee or cinnamon roll, costing just over $5 for 100 sprays."

The Dish highlights this interesting titbit between Wired's Liz Stinson and David Edwards on the oPhone (pictured above) and the growth of "smellable" devices currently in development:

There’s one big problem when it comes to doing this, says Edwards: “Odor transmission to date is not smart,” he explains. “If I give you the odor of a pizza, I have a difficult time immediately after giving you the odor of the sea and then giving you the odor of a cactus.” Basically what Edwards is saying, and what we already know from letting trash sit in our apartments a day too long, is that odors linger. Which makes it hard to craft any sort of cohesive and decipherable olfactive narrative.

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