As if the word “dongle” wasn’t weird enough, now it’s been bizarrely matched with a popcorn scent to make sure your nose doesn’t miss out on the experience of a mobile app. Pop Secret has just released the Pop Dongle, an unabashedly cheerful accessory to accompany the brand’s mobile game, Poptopia. The Pop Dongle releases a buttered-popcorn scent every time a player swipes across the butter icon in the game.
By plugging into the phone’s audio jack, the dongle receives a specific frequency that triggers the release of the smell. The Pop Dongle is currently in a testing phase. So while we wait we have plenty of time to say the word dongle and hope for potential dongles-of-the-future. Starbucks Dongle? Bacon Dongle? Cronut Dongle??? Check out the full video promo for the Pop Dongle above.
And when you’re done with the world of dongles, venture out to discover some other cool stuff on the Internet that happened today:
Brace yourselves, downtown bars, SantaCon is coming. [Eater NY]
A group of homeless men say they aren’t too impressed with the food selection of the Bitcoin economy. [Wired]
Scientists put a dollar amount on healthy vs. unhealthy eating. [Huffington Post]
India is about to become the largest market for Domino’s Pizza outside the US. [Economic Times]
Food-related paintings are nothing to sniff at. [NPR]
The world’s largest gingerbread house (39,201.8 cubic feet) helped raise $150,000 for a local hospital. [Today]
A butter-spreading solution for the ages. [Lost at E Minor]