I’m following up on my last post, which admired the creative thinking behind a fake product, with one about a real product that seems best delivered as a gag gift to an unwitting recipient: a USB PC addon which adds smellovision. I kid you not. The device bills itself as ‘The Web Connected Smelly Robot’ and you can buy your very own by adding your name to their mailing list over here, or you can head to the MIT Foundry site where there are instructions on building your own.
Ain’t life wonderfully absurd? I’ll pile on by observing that this isn’t actually the first time someone’s tried to market a fragrance emitter for computers (!!!) Perhaps the fear of prankster nephews stank bombing their relatives has kept wary consumers away…that’s just speculation by me though.