Smartphone manufacturers are constantly on the lookout for new killer apps and features to make their devices stand out from the crowd. But a new accessory for the iPhone promises to provide a unique experience that few would have considered possible until recently.
We’ve all woken up in the morning to the sound and smell of sizzling bacon, and it’s usually considered a pleasurable experience. But until now it’s been necessary for someone to get up and fry some meat in order to initiate this experience. But now a new iPhone application promises to deliver this experience without you even having to get up in the morning.
The bacon iPhone alarm clock
The meat producer Oscar Mayer has created a created a small iPhone accessory which plugs into the headphone jack. Named ‘Wake up and Smell the Bacon‘, it aims to deliver the experience of waking up to sizzling bacon being cooked, without any of the inconvenience of actually having to cook any. Once operable, this small device plays the sound of sizzling bacon at a user-defined time of the morning, as well as emitting the smell in a hopefully successful attempt to wake the owner of the iPhone. In short, the app is an extremely novel alarm clock. The manufacturer of the alarm clock has pointed out that people’s appetite and passion for bacon never seems to dim. There are currently two-million followers of #bacon on Instagram; thus, Mayer decided to create an app which tapped into this perennial desire for the pork product, even if it won’t particularly appeal to vegetarians… Aside from the humorous element of this release, this particularly unique alarm clock has been acclaimed as a very nifty piece of technology. Those that have tested out Mayer’s innovation have unanimously agreed that the experience is exactly like hearing and smelling bacon being fried, particularly when one first awakes and feels a little groggy! Unfortunately, the app doesn’t actually cook bacon for you; should you awake with an understandable craving for the meat then you will obviously need to cook some for yourself. The inevitability of people that use the app increasing the amount of bacon that they consume leads me to believe that the alarm clock makers could sign some sort of deal with a pork manufacturer. This could be the first example of Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) endorsing an iPhone application…
App available via competition
Although this unique technological achievement may appeal to many, it is unfortunately not available via open purchase, at least not as of yet. Instead, people interested in the device may enter Oscar Mayer’s competition in the United States, where a certain lucky number of people will be able to get their hands on one.
There are no indications as to whether or not we can expect to see a retail version of this app at some point. It certainly seems like one that could attract a popular audience, although given how hungry I’ve become purely from writing this article, the jury is still very much out on whether it delivers a pleasurable experience or something akin to torture…