SMART TECHNOLOGY

New App Notifies Via Scent

Need the smell of freshly cooked bacon to get you out of bed? Scentee, a new plug-in smartphone accessory, emits a scent of your choice into the air every time a new notification appears on your phone. Users can choose from a variety of options ranging from floral to fruity to food-based. The device is currently on sale in Japan for around $35, and is due for release in the Britain on November 15, though there is no U.S. release date confirmed yet. Each scent capsule costs about $5 and lasts for approximately 100 uses.