Alarm Clock Wakes you with Smells

by Mark R

Some of you may remember when we reported on the Wake n’Bacon, an alarm clock that wakes you up with the genuine smell of bacon frying. I’ve recently learned about the Osim Nioi, another alarm clock that uses the principle of scent to wake the user up.

The Osim Nioi works a little differently than the Wake n’Bacon, as it uses no pork products. Instead, it has some cartridges with refreshing smells to give you a special timed whiff in the morning. So if you want the smell of baked bread, for example, all you need to do is insert the proper smell cartridge.

Not only is it programmed to release a certain scent in the morning, but it can send out constant pleasant odors like lavender to soothe you while you sleep. I guess it is a combination of aromatherapy and the “Sleep” button on most alarm clocks.

I like this concept alarm clock designed by Alfie Lake, but I think I need more than just a quick scent to wake me up. The only time a scent woke me up is when my dog had an accident. That would certainly be negative motivation for waking me up, but enough positive motivation to make me want to destroy the thing.

I still really want to try this out. I hope the Osim Nioi comes into production soon. I’m already tempted to buy one.


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Richard Says: August 8, 2008 at 2:06 pm

wait. people don’t have a sense of smell while their asleep…

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guydude Says: May 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I for one think that it is totally possible to wake someone up with a smell. I think where these gadgets get it wrong though is thinking that it can be done right away. They need to program the alarm clock with a sound and a smell and then everyday the sound will get quieter and quieter until it is eventually replaced completely by the smell. That way your body will know to wake up to the smell instead of just sleeping through it.

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