Now Your Smartphone Can Smell Like Barbecue and Buttered Potatoes

Alessia Andreotti
October 29th 2013

Here comes Hana Yakiniku by Scentee, the latest Smartphone gadget made ??in Japan. It is an olfactory device that spreads the aroma of barbecue through an app. All you need is to plug a small diffuser in the headphones hole and insert into it one of three different extracts: grilled veal ribs, salty tongue and butter potatoes. Using the app the user can select the sent that he wants to smell. To improve the simulation there is also a video showing the meat grilling on a barbecue.

The promotional video for the launch of Hana Yakiniku suggests some uses for the device: while eating just a bowl of rice, to help with a diet, or to save money buying meat. The idea is so absurd as to seem an ironic provocation, but maybe it's just a future meat scenario.

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