Movies: first they were black & white, silent and 2-D. Now they're color, Dolby Digital and 3-D. But still odorless. Enter the ScentSciences machine, a $70 smell-wafter that releases odors to coincide with movies that've been edited with their ScentEditor software. Eh. Call me when we've got full-blown Brave New World feelies.
This year at CES, ScentSciences released a bread loaf sized product that appeals to your nose...of all things. Movies that have been created with their ScentEditor software can make you smell all the smells that you would imagine to be on screen. It's kind of a creepy way to put you more into the movie, but hey, smells are a sense we don't use during a movie other than for popcorn, so why not?
There is a scent cartridge that can hold up to 20 distinct smells and any smells you want can be custom ordered. These cartridges should last up to 200 hours and needless to say that's a lot of time to smell things.
Just a heads up: if smell-o-vision ever takes off I can and will carry a constant supply of stink-bombs around to ruin your experience. Reminds me of the first time I set some off at a high-school assembly. They broke in my pocket while I was shaking my wiener dry at the urinal. I vomited, passed out on the bathroom floor, and got suspended. Best prank ever or best prank ever?! (I still have glass shards in my balls)
ScentScape brings smells to your movies [redferret]
Thanks to Shenanigans, who farted when Jar-Jar appeared on screen and everybody thought it was part of the experience.