The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

13 April 2008

Smell-o-phone

I regret to inform you that I am not making this up:

Japanese cell phones already do stuff like play crazy ring tones and double as wallets, but now they're also going to be giving off signature scents.

The new phones by NTT DoCoMo will be equipped with fragrance cartridges that are accessed by IR when you download a fragrance playlist onto your handset. The company hopes to partner with mobile content providers so that you can pair a scent with your horoscope, the weather report, your favorite web video, or some romantical music.

Where's John Waters when we need him?

(Via Popgadget.)

Posted at 7:11 PM to Dyssynergy


Ugh. I suspect the early 21st century will go down as "the era when we figured out new ways to invade each others' personal space."

I shudder to think about some of the varieties of scent (maybe coupled to a sound) that may become popular with teenaged boys...

Posted by: fillyjonk at 8:16 PM on 13 April 2008

I shudder to think about some of the varieties of scent (maybe coupled to a sound) that may become popular with teenaged boys...

I have to admit that was the very first thing that came to mind after reading this post.

Posted by: Jeffro at 8:59 PM on 13 April 2008

"...it smells like victory."

Posted by: McGehee at 9:26 PM on 13 April 2008

OK, but what does "teen spirit" smell like? Aged locker room?

Posted by: unimpressed at 3:32 PM on 14 April 2008