Will You Now Be Able To Text Smells?


Soon you’ll be able to send a friend not just a picture of a pizza, but the scent of a pizza, using your phone. Yes, really.

Harvard engineering professor David Edwards has invented a device called an oPhone that sends and receives photos and scents. You can mix-and-match 32 basic scents to create more than 300,000 unique aromas, according to the oPhone website. You will then be able to send these smells to your lucky friends and loved ones in what will be called oNotes, using an app called oSnap. Again… this is all real. Here’s what a pair of oPhones look like:

On June 10, Edwards sent the first transatlantic scent from his oPhone in New York to a colleague in Paris. The scent was meant to be the smell of New York (gross).

“Scent is the world’s natural tweet, because it takes just a few seconds to get a scent,” Edwards told Fast Company. “The notion of people saying, ‘I miss you in New York,’ by sending a scent is really interesting and powerful. Or imagine taking a scent selfie and posting it on Facebook.”


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