8 February 2017

NEWS: Oi stinky! This gadget will warn you if you smell

Pit sniff no more, our friends.

Do you smell? We don't mean in general, but rather right now... do you smell a bit pongy? If you've had a tough day at work, or a crazy stressful week, do you find that your friends and work colleagues start to avoid you, too polite to tell you that you stink like a burning rat's arse? Worry no more, as Japanese company Konica Minolta (yes, the printer makers) have the answer: a stink detector.

Behold this wonderful video:

What do you mean, you still don't understand? What was confusing about that? RACISTS! Anyway, the device, named KunKun ('sniff sniff' in Japanese) is placed on your body and detects certain chemicals most usually associated with bad smells, such as ammonia and isovaleric acid, and then displays a warning in a connected smartphone app if the levels are too high. That way, you can know for sure that you smell, without having to stick your nose into your armpit or take of your show and smell it. Phew, thanks printer people!

The device is expected to go on sale in Japan this summer. We probably won't be reviewing one, as we don't need a gadget to tell us what we already know. That we smell like fucking flowers. FLOWERS!

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