I suppose juice is out of the question

Still, this seems pretty remarkable in its own right:

Oscar Mayer is giving meat fans the chance to wake up to the sound — and smell — of bacon every morning.

The company’s Wake Up and Smell the Bacon app and iPhone dongle, which unfortunately contains no actual bacon, is a complete bacon-themed overhaul of your iPhone’s alarm.

The dongle plugs into the iPhone’s headphone jack and, when paired with the accompanying iOS app, releases the smell of bacon as the alarm sounds.

Unfortunately, they’re not selling this package just yet: it’s being given away to lucky winners, and, as they say of contests advertised on kids’ shows, many will enter, few will win.

(Via Consumerist.)







5 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    7 March 2014 · 1:54 pm

    Smelling and hearing bacon without being able to eat it? That’s like some kind of dysfunctional-future thing.

    Some years back, Mayo Clinic allegedly asked their staff not to make microwave popcorn, at least in areas where patients awaiting tests for which they must fast were.

  2. Dan T. »

    7 March 2014 · 6:15 pm

    Over the years there have been various reports of computer peripherals designed to produce odors, some of them hoaxes/parodies (one proposing an HTML “BACKGROUNDSMELL” tag) and some apparently genuine (but not successful).

  3. CGHill »

    7 March 2014 · 6:34 pm

    Then there was Smell-O-Vision, developed for the film Scent of Mystery (and dropped thereafter); it consisted of a series of scent containers on a belt, opened in response to cues from a special projector.

    See also Hank Jr.’s “Fax Me a Beer.”

  4. Dan T. »

    8 March 2014 · 8:27 am

    I think there was at least one comedy film that came with scratch-n-sniff cards so you could experience the appropriate scents.

  5. fillyjonk »

    10 March 2014 · 7:29 am

    IIRC, that was Pink Flamingos, a John Waters film.

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