You can, text, talk, email, surf the net, take pictures and soon you’ll be able to smell with your phone. Weird. Not sure why this is necessary but technology is being developed and has been successful.
Experts say smartphones will be sending and receiving scented messages by the end of next year. Scientists have managed to send the smell of champagne and macaroons from Paris to New York with an iPhone app using a device called the oPhone Duo. The system consists of an oSnap app which allows users to create an oNote with a smell created out of a palette of 32 available scents that can be combined in 300,000 possible combinations. The oNote can then be sent to the oPhone hardware – a device which is able to recreate the smell.
How would you like to wake up to your favourite smell? Bacon maybe? There is the Scentee, a device that can release a favourite aroma at the same time as a phone clock alarm or when you get a text or message.
What will your phone be able to do next?