Oscar Mayer Creates Bacon Scented iPhone Alarm Clock

Oscar Mayer Creates Bacon Scented iPhone Alarm Clock

Oscar Mayer has created a unique plug-in and app that turns iPhones into bacon-scented alarm clocks.

If there's one thing that human beings have going for them, it's the fact that our planet is filled to the brim with tasty things to eat. Oreos, onion rings, chicken wings; these are just a few of the world's edible bits of deliciousness. Even considering the dip-ability of Oreos or the eating contest potential of wings however, there's one food item that most sane people recognize as being the cream of the crop. When it comes to matters of tastiness, bacon reigns supreme.

That in mind, the Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon (best job ever) has recently unveiled a new iPhone app and plug-in that could potentially make meat's ambrosia a regular part of your morning wake up call. The plug-in works by emitting a bacon aroma that fires off at times designated by aforementioned app. In other words, it's fashions your phone into a bacon-scented alarm clock.

Now, assuming you love bacon as much as we do, this app and plug-in should be clear must-haves. Unfortunately, they come with a caveat. You can't buy the bacon plug-in anywhere and Oscar Mayer has no plans to release it to retailers in the future. The only way to obtain it is to enter and win a contest the company is hosting. To enter, one merely needs to fill out a brief survey, at the end of which they'll be informed if they won or lost. Give it a try and let us know how you do! And then, if you lose, you have our permission to console yourself with bacon. We won't judge you.

Source: Oscar Mayer

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This gives me mixed emotions. On the one hand, bacon. But on the other hand, IT DOESN'T SERVE YOU FRESH BACON!

(It's a wonderful advancement, so long as the real thing is on standby.)

I did not win.
I would have bought an Iphone for that, and I despise Apple.


...I'm getting bacon for breakfast.

FalloutJack:
This gives me mixed emotions. On the one hand, bacon. But on the other hand, IT DOESN'T SERVE YOU FRESH BACON!

(It's a wonderful advancement, so long as the real thing is on standby.)

I agree with this. For one, I'd be happy and quickly wake up because there might be bacon, only to wake and find that not only is there no bacon, but I also have to go to work. Worst. Morning. Ever. T^T

Neronium:

FalloutJack:
This gives me mixed emotions. On the one hand, bacon. But on the other hand, IT DOESN'T SERVE YOU FRESH BACON!

(It's a wonderful advancement, so long as the real thing is on standby.)

I agree with this. For one, I'd be happy and quickly wake up because there might be bacon, only to wake and find that not only is there no bacon, but I also have to go to work. Worst. Morning. Ever. T^T

That's what I'm thinkin, bacon's a surefire way to wake me happily in the morning, and learning it was a lie would turn me into a grouch for the rest of the day.

I'm pretty sure there's an Alarm clock out there that actually does fry up some Bacon solely to wake you up with the smell. I remember reading about something like that somewhere

They'd be crazy not to sell this at retail after this contest, I have a feeling it is a keen business strategy though.

Start it as a contest, gauge the profitability of a such a device by the amount of entrants, simultaneously drumming up immense hype about the product when (or if) they choose to bring it to retail.

How would this work? If it only used the scent to wake you up, it won't since you have no sense of smell when you're asleep.

Aerosteam:
-you have no sense of smell when you're asleep.

Source? Sight doesn't really work when you're asleep (obviously) but Touch & Hearing do, I'd assume Smell would too.

How does this work?
Bacon aside, does this mean we'll soon have games generate virtual smells?
Will we get the smell of rotting corpses in our zombie filled dungeons?
Ashes in our villages which were burned by dragons?
The smell of mead in our taverns?
The smell of vomit in the alleyways behind said taverns?

I may have to stay away from the sewer levels...

Aeshi:

Aerosteam:
-you have no sense of smell when you're asleep.

Source? Sight doesn't really work when you're asleep (obviously) but Touch & Hearing do, I'd assume Smell would too.

My homework diary my high school provided said so. No... they... they wouldn't l-lie, would they?! D:

Aerosteam:

Aeshi:

Aerosteam:
-you have no sense of smell when you're asleep.

Source? Sight doesn't really work when you're asleep (obviously) but Touch & Hearing do, I'd assume Smell would too.

My homework diary my high school provided said so. No... they... they wouldn't l-lie, would they?! D:

It's a YMMV situation, different people are sensitive tio different things when asleep. I know people who could sleep through a parade but will jump out of the bed if so much as a feather touches them. Some people might actually be triggered by smells. IT's all about how your sensory wiring is set up.

That said... yeah, this isn't so much an advancement as a very cheap sales gimmick. I wager the plugin is just a usb glade style oil evaporator plugin. This may also cause many unfortunate accidents if you have say a dog in the house

Someone call those guy from Epic Meal Time. I'm sure they'd love to supersize one of these.

I honestly don't understand this bacon craze, it sounds like just another stupid internet meme if anything and bacon from the U.S is just utterly pathetic.

 

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