Have you ever wanted to turn your phone into a scent-emitting device? It’s absolutely bonkers, ridiculous and slightly impractical but also pretty damn fun to play with!
The Scentee is a small phone accessory that uses the headphone port on your device. The product consists of two parts. The first is the main body, also known as the Balloon which houses the electronics, a 3.5mm jack and also a micro-USB port. The second part is the interchangeable cartridge. The 2 parts fit together quite easily and is helped with 2 tiny plastic indicators on each part which you simply line up, push together and then twist until you hear them lock into place. The metal contacts on the cartridge then touch with the 6 metal pins on the main body to complete the circuitry. A small rubber stop plugs the hole when the device isn’t in use.
Each cartridge comes with a plastic lid that locks into place to protect the metal contacts on the top. There’s currently 5 different smell cartridges available which are Rose, Strawberry, Coffee, Lavender and Rosemary, with more coming soon. When you buy the device you’ll also get a cartridge in the box named ‘Original’. Each cartridge holds 2.0ml of your chosen scent which should last for around 100 sprays. When it runs out you can purchase more cartridges from the Scentee website for $4.99, although you also have to pay a postage & packaging fee of $30.00, so an overall cost of $34.99 for one 2.0ml cartridge. To us this seems like quite a hefty price tag because of the P&P.
A companion phone app is available for both iOS and Android devices. Within the app you can customise the LED colour, the scene (how long the spray of the scent is: 1/2 second, 1 second, 3 seconds or 5 seconds) and also set an interval of when you want the it to spray. As well as these options you can set it up to spray when you receive notification from other applications such as Facebook and Mail.
While it’s fun to play with for a while it has no practical purpose and is more of a fun gimmick. This being said it’s sure to be a conversation starter and is something that not many people would expect to see attached to your mobile. However unfortunately for me I see no real use in it and it seems like a bit of a waste of money.
The device itself costs around $36. You can learn more about Scentee at their website below.Scentee Website