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Smartphone device releases scents with alerts

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Scentee, 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.

Available scents include rose, mint, curry, jasmine, cinnamon roll, lavender, apple, strawberry and coconut. A bacon scent is in the works.

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.

The Scentee launched on Amazon Japan this month.

— Jenn Harris

Los Angeles Times


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