Skip to main content

The Moodo scent diffuser lets you digitally adjust aromas by shouting at Alexa

moodo smart scent diffuser modoo fr
Image used with permission by copyright holder
Smart homes have made us used to the idea of being able to control everything from which lights are on to what music is playing with nothing more than the swipe of a smartphone or a simple voice command. So why can’t we do the same thing with the way our homes smell? After all, what kind of futuristic wonderland are we really living in if we can’t stride into our living room and tell our Amazon Echo to load up our favorite blend of sea breeze, with just the faintest aroma of eucalyptus leaves?

Thankfully, a new device called Moodo is here to turn our current dystopia into a sweet-smelling utopia. Moodo describes itself as the world’s first-of-its-kind, customizable smart home scent machine. Working with Amazon Alexa or the custom Moodo mobile app, it’s a smart scent diffuser that promises to give you a new way to personalize each room’s ambience.

Looking a bit like a Nespresso machine, the Moodo system requires users to choose from a wide range of scent capsules, and then lets you preload a selection and mix them to your specifications. You can mix them using the app or voice commands (no manual potion pouring required), and then allow the machine tp diffuse the scents with its four in-built adjustable fans.

Image used with permission by copyright holder

“The fragrance capsules are sold in “scent families,” with each containing four different capsules that are designed to work together,” Yoav Thaler, head of business development at Moodo, told Digital Trends. “Once you place a scent family in the device, you can play around with the capsules’ different levels and blend your own unique scent, or choose from one of our presets. For instance, set the ‘Sandalwood’ capsule to 80 percent if you want it to be the strongest component, and split the other 20 percent among the other three scents. After creating a signature scent, use the app to share with friends, create favorites and even set timers to diffuse scents throughout the day.”

Moodo launched as an Indiegogo campaign last year, racking up $200,000, and proving that there is a market for smart scent diffusers. This week, it launched its online store to the public. The Moodo starter pack, which contains the fragrance machine and three scent families, is available for $189, while additional scent families cost $29.95 each.

The device claims that it can diffuse scent through a 600-square-foot space (that’s a bit less than an average apartment), and each scent capsule will last for around two months, or 60 hours of continual use.

In other words, it’s nothing to sniff at!

Editors' Recommendations

Luke Dormehl
I'm a UK-based tech writer covering Cool Tech at Digital Trends. I've also written for Fast Company, Wired, the Guardian…
6 HomeKit settings you should disable (or adjust) right now
A white HomePod mini sitting on a desk.

With the Homepod mini being so accessible and the new HomePod earning rave reviews, HomeKit has started to grow in popularity. Sure, its catalog isn't quite as robust as that of Amazon Alexa or Google Home, but there's no denying the appeal of a premium, Apple-powered smart home. And while HomeKit is an incredibly secure platform, it's not perfect.

Whenever you give Siri and command or ask it a question, details about the request are sent to Apple. While Apple does its best to hide unique information about you, it still collects contact information, music preferences, smart home usage statistics, and more.

Read more
8 Google Assistant settings you should disable or adjust
Google Nest Hub 2nd Gen.

Smart home devices like Google Nest Audio and Google Nest Hub continue to grow more popular every year -- but so do privacy concerns about what data they’re collecting and what’s being shared with their manufacturers. It’s highly unlikely these products are tracking everything you say, but users will be glad to hear there are several settings you can adjust to ensure your information is secure. Beyond security, Google Assistant has plenty of other settings for you to tinker around with, allowing you to optimize its performance for your home.

From adjusting its listening sensitivity to offering up vegan recipes, here’s a look at a few Google Assistant settings you should adjust. Most of these changes take no more than a few seconds to complete but could radically improve your smart home experience.

Read more
Amazon Astro: everything you need to know about this home robot
Amazon Astro following a person through a door.

Amazon Astro came as a surprise when it was revealed in September 2021. The quirky device does a little bit of everything, serving as a robot companion that boasts facial recognition, impressive navigation skills, and tons of useful home security features.

But a lot has changed with Astro since it was first announced, and it's gotten some new competition in the form of EBO X. Here’s a look at everything we know about Astro, including how you can get your hands on it and add it to your home.
Designed to rove around the home

Read more