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October 09, 2013

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Foodbeast reports on Hana Yakiniku (“Nose Grill Meat”).

Japan Invents 'Smell-o-Vision' for Smartphones, Cartridges That Emit Mouthwatering Scents

Meat's expensive. Sure, you probably could have funneled your monthly data plan money into more than a couple cuts of steak, but then how would you use this crazy scented smartphone app?

It's called Scentee, and it was designed to help poor college students and dieters cut back on calories and save money by tricking them with smell. Just plug in the Square-esque scent cartridge into your smartphone, load the photo app, and cozy up to a nice bowl of delicious (and cheap) rice or bread or salad. It'll be just like having your favorite foods right there in front of you. Except, you know, not.

Rocket News reports the cartridges come in a wide range of frustratingly mouth-watering scents including apple, coffee, cinnamon roll, and, starting in mid-November: meat – namely, short ribs and beef tongue.

Posted by joke du jour at October 9, 2013 06:01 PM

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