Good news if you’ve been waiting to hit the Buy button on one of Scentee’s fragrance-emitting plugins for your Android or iOS phone — the company has confirmed that it’s now shipping units worldwide from its official site. As the broken English in the press release puts it: “Scentee website offers an easier and more efficient Scentee Balloon hunting experience via PayPal for potential Scenteeist all around the world as easy as it is for our Scentee lovers in Japan!”
As we reported in October, Scentee’s unique add-on for your mobile lets you associate particular smells with particular notifications. You can have the smell of coffee wafting through the air at the same time as your morning alarm, for example, or associate new Facebook updates with the aroma of lavender. There’s no need to check your phone for new alerts when you can just sniff them out instead.
The devices attach via your smartphone’s headphone socket, and come with customizable LED lights too. Before today, getting a Scentee plugin in the U.S. meant jumping through several different hoops and foreign websites, but now you can pick them up directly for $35 a pop. A word of warning though: the shipping will set you back another $30. Additional scent packs — which cover fragrances such as coffee, strawberry and rose — will set you back $5 each as well, but the direct PayPal payment method should make life easier if you’re tempted to try them out.
Via the free apps available on Google Play and the iTunes App Store you can customize the time, scent and color of your notifications, giving you plenty of flexibility with your fragrant alerts. It should make for an interesting talking point with anyone who spots one plugged into your phone, at least.