The sound and smell of sizzling bacon might be the pinnacle of early-morning iPhone alarm clocks wake up calls … or just a way to torture yourself on a wet weekday morning.
Meat producer Oscar Mayer has created a small iPhone accessory that plugs into the headphone jack and emits the sound and smell of bacon sizzling in the pan on demand to rouse the slumbering.
“With nearly 2m mentions of #bacon on Instagram, it seems people never get tired of bacon,” said Oscar Mayer’s senior director of marketing and advertising Tom Bick. “Oscar Mayer is thrilled to bring the first-ever bacon-scented mobile device to market, giving bacon aficionados a new reason to welcome their morning alarm clocks.”
The novel alarm clock is probably the greatest achievement bacon-technology blending, but sadly it will not be available to purchase. The only way to get a Wake Up and Smell the Bacon device is to enter Oscar Mayer’s competition in the US.
“Only this scent can guide you to your greatest awakening,” said Phil Roudenbusch, head of the Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon. “Experience bacon with all your senses. Like the deepest root, like the stormiest ocean, it’s briny cure endures. Bacon exceeds everything you ever imagined.”
Oscar Mayer might not be the first to produce a scent-emitting iPhone accessory, but with bacon-lovers everywhere salivating at the thought, it could turn out to be the most popular.