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Did you smell my text? Device sends scented alerts

Published On: Oct 28 2013 09:00:15 AM CDT
Scentee smartphone

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Move over, ring tone alerts.

Scentee, a new device you can attach to your smartphone, releases a burst of fragrance of your choice whenever you receive a text, email or other notification, Engadget reported.

Made in Japan, the plug-in accessory attaches to the headphone socket of your iPhones or Android smartphone.

An LED light also glows when you have an incoming notification.

In no particular order, the aromas you can choose from include bacon, rose, mint, cinnamon roll, coffee, curry, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lavender, apple, coconut, strawberry and even...corn soup?

The Scentee also has a timer that can release the fragrance of your choice however often you want to smell it, according to The Huffington Post.

The gadget costs about $35 on Amazon and each cartridge goes for $5, according to Engadget.

It's currently only available in Japan, but the company said it plans on making Scentee available to Americans at some point.