oscar mayer bacon

Of all the smells you can wake up to in the morning, I would have to say that Bacon is perhaps the most alluring. Obviously, that’s not the case for everyone, but if I could, I would create an automatic bacon-cooker that I could program to start cooking bacon at 9am every morning.

Fortunately, thanks to Oscar Mayer, all of that may not be necessary. The company has created a new device, aptly-named ‘Wake Up & Smell the Bacon,’ which pairs with your iPhone to create an alarm clock of sorts that can wake you up to the sound and smell of sizzling bacon…

So your first question is probably: how does this magical device work? Well, there are two pieces in play: the iPhone app and the actual device. The  app takes care of the alarm setup and the audio side of things, and the device emits a pork-like fragrance (probably similar to this).

Here’s a promo clip for the device via TUAW:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiWdF3u9C0w

So there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that it doesn’t look like the Wake Up & Smell the Bacon device is available for purchase [yet?]—more details on Oscar Meyer’s website. The good news is you can still download the app and at least wake up to the sound of bacon.

Thoughts?

  • Zack

    Entered the contest and was an instant winner! I can’t wait to be subtly awoken by the smell of hickory-smoked pork belly. Although, I may find myself sleeping in a puddle of drool more often now.

  • Sputnik09

    Bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon!!! IT’S BACOOOOON!!!

  • iBanks

    Damn that sucks for people who live alone.

  • Gary Deezy

    Is it April fools already?

  • Dan

    Thought?
    I don’t care about the Bacon. I just wish that I could get up at 9 am every morning.

  • Oscar Nigma

    I learned many things in my short Mongolian life. And the one at the very top is never trust anyone or anything named oscar.

  • on3simpleclick

    Damn, I want this,

  • I will be excited to smell the bacon at first and disappointed when I realize it was just false hope.

  • Dante Arellano

    Take my money oscar now!!!

  • Omar Wright

    I would be livid if I woke up and there was no bacon.

  • Vicener

    This is just BRILLIANT! Such a great marketing campaign!

  • Rowan09

    Funny, but a guy brought this same idea to the sharks on Shark Tank. His device however actually made bacon.

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    Why would anyone want to wake up to the smell of bacon? Wouldn’t it just make you feel hungry?

  • Tom

    Why there are no other smells? I’m vegetarian!

    • Umut Bilgiç

      I cant get if you are being sarcastic or nor

      • Tom

        Nope, I’m really vegetarian

      • Umut Bilgiç

        I am actually curious, how do you get the proteins mahn?! 😀

      • Tom

        I eat dairy products, tofu and I get B12 from a pill once a week 🙂

  • I hate it when I am driving in the parking garage at the office and from the adjacent hotel the smell of bacon and scrambled eggs is hanging in the air

  • John714

    they clearly stole or bought this idea from that one guy who presented this very same idea to the Shark tank.