Cell phone with a scent twist
Tokyo - A subsidiary of the Japanese telecommunications giant NTT introduced today a new system which allows downloaded smells in their cell phones and send them to a diffuser to perfume the air.
It is a small devise integrated with 16 basic perfume cartridges, wich, when mixed, they can generate hundreds of odors. The customer downloads on his mobile phone a specific application that lets him select a recipe or create any new infrared and send the diffuser.
“This month we will test-pilots with users to identify problems that may arise, respond to the expectations and evaluating services,” declared at a news conference project leader, Shinichi Hamada.
The remote activation of the diffuser can also be done through the computer and the company offers the possibility of developing an agenda odors, programmed to smell the atmosphere at different times of day.
In the future, NTT and its partner Symrise expects its customers to download music simultaneously or video and smells to accompany them. ”
For now, there is no fixed price for the diffuser with infrared receiver and USB output, but NTT claims that it does not exceed 125 euros (195 dollars). As for the batch of cartridges, one month’s average duration, users will pay between 10 and 12 euros (15 and 18 dollars).