Scentscape immerses you in movies with smells

Companies may be trying to sell you 3D everything at the moment, but the doesn't mean you should fall for it. Want more realism in your movies and games? It doesn't get more real than being able to smell what you're watching and playing.

ScentSciences is going against the elements and more or less reviving Smell-O-Vision. Its ScentScape machine along with its ScentEditor will let you synch smells to your favorite home videos easily through its Plug-N-Play interface.

Smells are stored on cartridges that can hold up to 20 different scents and should last up to 200 hours. Want a custom smell? ScentSciences takes orders for personalized smells too. An included "volume rocker" even lets you adjust the strength of each smell.

Just from looking at the picture, you might think the ScentScape is about the size of a toaster, but actually, it's about 3.5 x 4.25 x 5.5-inches. If literally getting a whiff of your media has you excited, you'll be happy to know that the ScentScape is only $70 and $20 for the editing software. Unless you're virtualizing or running Windows on a separate partition, Mac OS X users need not apply, as the entire package only works with Windows 98, XP or 7.

Personally, smelling my movies is something I don't care for. I mean, there's a reason why Smell-O-Vision didn't take off. I'll tell you though, it sure is funny to wonder who's going to be the first one to order a turd or an arm-pit scent from ScentSciences.

ScentScape, via Red Ferret

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