Published on March 6th, 2014 | by Joe Lawler

Want to wake up to the smell of bacon? There’s an app (and dongle) for that

Oscar Meyer has gotten a lot of news coverage today for its Wake Up & Smell the Bacon iPhone app. On its own, the app provides the sites and sounds of cooking bacon.

But if you add on a special dongle, the smell of bacon gets added to the mix.

Of course, that’s if you can get one. Only a few are being given away by the company (not sold), so your odds of being able to do this at home are slim. Plus, it’s all a big tease. Imagine being woken from a pleasant dream by the sights, sounds and even smell of cooking bacon, then finding you have nothing but Special K to eat. That sounds worse than a regular alarm.

Of course, you could always do what Michael Scott did on “The Office” and rig up a Foreman Grill to cook bacon for you in bed. Just watch out for burns.

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