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Oscar Mayer's new 'Wake Up and Smell the Bacon' app will rouse you from sleep with the smells and sounds of baacon

To win your own bacon alarm clock, take the quiz on Oscar Mayer's website.

Oscar Mayer’s new Wake Up and Smell the Bacon app, perhaps inspired by Michael Scott’s love of his morning meeting with George Foreman, is designed to wake you up with the sound, and even the smell, of bacon. The app, which is currently only available for iPhone, comes with a dongle that plugs into the iPhone’s headphone jack and “releases the smell of bacon as the alarm sounds,” according to Mashable.

However, Oscar Mayer is only making a limited number of bacon alarm clocks, which will not be available for purchase. In order to get one, fans must take a quiz on Oscar Mayer’s website.

The contest, which runs through April 4th, is the latest project from the Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon, a "consortium of the world's greatest bacon minds dedicated to unlocking the bacon's deepest mysteries for the benefit of bacon lovers everywhere."

Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.


Oscar Mayer to Release Bacon Alarm Clock App for iPhone

Ever wish you could wake up to the smell of crackling bacon but are unable to do so because your only roommates are cats/your significant other regards A.M. times as things that happen to other people?

Oscar Mayer's got your back with a new bacon scent alarm for your iPhone . No, this isn't an elaborate prank. Seriously, this is a real thing.

It requires a companion device to emit the smell, as scent emission isn't currently a standard aspect of iPhone technology — although you can bet that Apple will be coming out with the iPhone 5s(tank) pretty soon (which will contain only this new feature, although they will mark up the price by $100 and use words like "revolutionary" and "synergy" a lot). It's also, tragically, currently unavailable to the general public, as you have to enter a contest on Oscar Mayer's website . We can but dream of the day when bacon alarm clocks are free to all in the general public. We can but dream.

With the advancements in modern technology, it was probably inevitable that weɽ see an App devoted to smells at some point, and it's difficult to think of a better use for smell-o-vision than a bacon alarm clock. Still, I can't say I ever pictured myself writing that particular headline. Also, if this had been a thing several years ago, we would've missed out on the greatest episode of The Office ever .


Bacon-Scented Alarm App Gives iPhones a Meaty Overhaul

Oscar Mayer is giving meat fans the chance to wake up to the sound — and smell — of bacon every morning.

The company's Wake Up and Smell the Bacon app and iPhone dongle, which unfortunately contains no actual bacon, is a complete bacon-themed overhaul of your iPhone's alarm.

The dongle plugs into the iPhone's headphone jack and, when paired with the accompanying iOS app, releases the smell of bacon as the alarm sounds.

“With nearly two million mentions of #bacon on Instagram, it seems people never get tired of bacon. That’s why our team decided to develop a device to give folks what they long for most,” said Tom Bick, senior director of integrated marketing and advertising at Oscar Mayer in a statement. “As the category leader, Oscar Mayer is thrilled to bring the first-ever, bacon-scented mobile device to market, giving bacon aficionados a new reason to welcome their morning alarm clocks.”

The Wake Up and Smell The Bacon app will wake you up to the sound and smell of bacon.

Oscar Mayer is only making a limited number of devices, which won't be available for sale. Fans will have to apply for a shot at winning one of the dongles by taking a quiz on Oscar Mayer's website. The contest runs through April 4 and winners will receive their bacon-scented devices within six to eight weeks.

The contest is the latest project out of the Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon, a "consortium of the world's greatest bacon minds dedicated to unlocking the bacon's deepest mysteries for the benefit of bacon lovers everywhere."

We got the chance to try out one of the limited-edition iPhone dongles and app. When the alarm sounded it did release a series of bacon sounds and smells — though the scent was admittedly more jerky than bacon. (A colleague described it as "saddle-like," though another seemed enamored of the smoky smell.)

The dongle comes with a refill of the bacon scent, which we were unfortunate enough to spill, resulting in faux-bacon-scented hands the rest of the day.

Besides the sizzle and meaty aroma, a soothing voice recites 'baconisms," which can be enabled within the app.

"Experience bacon with all your senses," the voice says. "Like the deepest root, like the stormiest ocean, it's briney cure endures. Bacon exceeds everything you ever imagined."

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Bacon alarm clock wafts meat odors from your iPhone

Oscar Mayer orchestrates a bacon invasion of your bedroom with an odor-releasing gadget combined with an alarm clock app.

/>The baco-larm spews out bacon scent. Amanda Kooser/CNET

I woke up and smelled the bacon this morning. No, my valet wasn't prepping breakfast in the kitchen. I have no actual bacon anywhere in my house. What I do have is a bacon alarm clock. It isn't edible, it just smells that way.

There are two parts to the Oscar Mayer bacon alarm clock/publicity stunt. The first is an iPhone app called Wake Up & Smell the Bacon. Anyone can download it for free. The second part is a small device that plugs into the headphone jack of your iPhone (or, in my case, an iPad Mini). When the alarm goes off, the app changes to a video of cooking bacon, the gadget spews a vaporized bacon scent into the air, and a soothing voice talks about the wonders of the meaty product.

The scent vaporizer comes in a pretty classy package, tucked into a subtle black gift box that makes it all seem really sophisticated. It includes a USB power cable for recharging the battery and a bottle of liquid bacon smell for refills. A small tray on the side of the device opens up to hold the liquid.

There should only be two main reactions to the bacon alarm clock concept: love or disgust. If you love it, you'll want to get one. You can apply to be a lucky bacon beta tester at the official Wake Up & Smell the Bacon site.

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So, how well does the bacon alarm clock work? Pretty well. The smell is fairly subtle, both bacon-y and sweet at the same time. It's not like someone is slapping you across the face with a slab of bacon to get you to wake up. The sizzle-and-pop sound effects and gentle voice saying, "A world without bacon is like the Earth without the world," was enough to wake me up and get me going. The smell was just a bonus.

As far as I can tell, the whole contraption is vegetarian-friendly. Certainly, Oscar Mayer is hoping you'll get up and cook up a few slices of its particular brand of bacon, but I promise I won't tell if you heat up some smoky-maple tempeh strips instead.

/>Wake up to the sight, smell, and sounds of bacon. Amanda Kooser/CNET


Alarm clock app releases smell and sound of bacon

NEW YORK — You can now wake up to the smell of bacon everyday, if you’re lucky.

An alarm clock phone app from Oscar Mayer brings the sounds of sizzling bacon to your bedroom and a device that plugs into iPhones shoots out the scent.

The app is free and available to any iPhone owner, but bacon fans must enter a contest online to win the smell-emitting device. Only 4,700 are available and winners will be selected at random until April 4.

The gadget is worth about $40, according to the official game rules from Kraft, the parent company of Oscar Mayer. It will not be sold in stores.

The bacon alarm clock is the latest marketing campaign for the brand, which in the past allowed a limited number of bacon fans to send gift sets including a pack of bacon and either a bacon-themed money clip or cuff links for Father’s Day.

Skeptics may think the alarm is too good to be true, like the bacon flavored Scope mouthwash Proctor & Gamble advertised last year as an April Fool’s joke. But Oscar Mayer’s PR agency insists the bacon alarm is not a hoax.

“It is a real device, and the device that the winners receive in the mail will actually work,” said Katie Cosgrove, an executive at the Olson Engage agency.


Oscar Mayer’s Alarm Clock Sounds and Smells Like Bacon

Waking up to the smell of bacon is a beloved fantasy. It’s partly appealing because it implies that you slept late enough for someone else in your life (a family member, a friend, an invasive Paula Deen neighbor) to take responsibility for cooking breakfast. But most of the hype comes from the bacon itself. So why not be woken up this way every day? Oscar Mayer is going to make it happen.

The Oscar Mayer bacon alarm clock has two components: the Wake Up and Smell the Bacon iOS app and the iPhone scent dongle. You set the alarm on the app and plug the dongle into the headphone jack on your smartphone. When your alarm goes off, the app produces the sound of bacon sizzling, and the dongle works like a Glade PlugIn that draws some power from your phone to release some bacon-rific scent.

The dongle is only available to winners of an Oscar Mayer contest (you can enter on the Wake Up and Smell the Bacon website), but the iOS app is free to download. Honestly, Slate testers agree that the bacon sound leaves something to be desired. It sounds more like a rain track than bacon in a skillet. Also, the voice from the promotional video (below) says dramatic things about bacon—“baconisms”—as part of the alarm sound, which is kind of disconcerting. Luckily you can turn the talking off.

The Oscar Mayer dongle isn’t the only device to bring bacon scent to a smartphone, but you can’t beat the endorsement of being manufactured by a major bacon player. The main concern here is that the magic and wonder of waking up to bacon will be lost if you can have it every day. Sure, there are fewer calories this way, but there’s also less excitement and pure joy.


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If your alarm clock just isn’t doing the trick to wake you up anymore, perhaps you’ll need to tap into another of your five senses: smell. And what’s the absolute, indisputable best smell in the world? Bacon, obviously.

Oscar Mayer, the American meat company famous for its wieners, created a device that turns your smartphone into a kitchen with a bacon-scented alarm clock. A small device is simply plugged into the headphone jack of an iPhone and connected to an app that allows users to emit the sounds and smells of fresh-cooked bacon.

The Kraft-owned company said “Wake Up & Smell The Bacon” will be available on the site from March 3 until April 4, 2014. However, it’s not for sale those who desire a bacon-scented alarm clock must fill out an application and will only receive the device if they are chosen. Anyone could download the iPhone alarm app, though, which emits the sound of cooking bacon.

"With nearly two million mentions of #bacon on Instagram, it seems people never get tired of bacon. That’s why our team decided to develop a device to give folks what they long for most," Tom Bick, senior director of integrated marketing and advertising at Oscar Mayer, said in a statement. “As the category leader, Oscar Mayer is thrilled to bring the first-ever bacon-scented mobile device to market, giving bacon aficionados a new reason to welcome their morning alarm clocks."

Oscar Mayer also released an epic video advertisement to promote the bacon alarm clock, with a nymph-like woman roaming a forest with the “finest” aroma discharging from bacon flowers. The latest invention comes from the Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon, which dubs itself the "consortium of the world's greatest bacon minds dedicated to unlocking the bacon's deepest mysteries for the benefit of bacon lovers everywhere."


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Those who want to test the alarm clock for themselves can enter a chance to win a dongle at wakeupandsmellthebacon.com. The app is free at iTunes.com.

Pop Secret released a similar device in December that supposedly emits the scent of popcorn.

We will admit, however, that the advertisement for the bacon alarm clock is pretty epic, with a woman traveling through a mystical dreamscape complete with raining bacon, a forest of bacon roses, and stirring music.


This Alarm Clock App Wakes You Up with the Sound and Scent of Bacon

Nothing is better than waking up to the sweet smell of bacon. But that's probably not the typical way you rouse in the morning. Instead you hear the blare of your alarm as it yanks you from your slumber. We can't help you completely get rid of the alarm, but we can tell you about a new app that may make getting up just a bit easier &mdash and a whole lot more bacon-y.

The good folks at Oscar Mayer created an app that gets you out of bed every morning with the sound and smell of bacon. All you have to do is download the app and attach a special device to your phone that will release the smell of bacon as the sound of it sizzling emanates from the speakers when your alarm goes off. But we must warn you that there is no actual bacon involved.

The only way to get the device is to enter an online competition at wakeupandsmellthebacon.com.

At Delish.com we do love our bacon, but we have a few concerns about the app:

  • Do we risk craving bacon ALL DAY LONG?
  • How do we refill the bacon scent?
  • Are there varieties of bacon scent? Maple? Brown Sugar? Canadian?
  • Will our hair smell like bacon? (Note: Not necessarily a bad thing)
  • Will our significant others start to sleep on the couch?

Check out the commercial for this ingenious device:


New Bacon Alarm Clock App Sounds and Smells Like Sizzling Bacon

Unless you have the world's most awesome roommate and/or life partner, you probably don't wake up daily to the sizzle and scent of freshly fried bacon. (And if you do wake up to this, do you have an extra bedroom we can rent?)

Unless you have the world’s most awesome roommate and/or life partner, you probably don’t wake up every day to the sizzle and scent of freshly-fried bacon. (And if you do, do you have an extra bedroom we can rent?)

But if you𠆝 like to be hit with a little eau de pork-fume the second you open your eyes, today is your day. Meet Oscar Mayer’s new Wake Up & Smell the Bacon alarm clock app, which sets off a 𠇋uzzer” from your smartphone that sounds like bacon frying — and, if you have the limited-edition plug-in, even emits the unmistakable scent of sizzling strips.

This comes on the heels of a new bacon .05K race and a guy who has appointed himself a bacon wedding minister. We can only begin to guess what’s next.

This isn’t the first time someone has tried combining bacon and alarm clocks — literally. Remember that NYU student who hacked his alarm clock so it would actually cook strips of bacon right there by your bed? When we found him on Facebook and asked him to make us one, he politely declined. So it looks like the Oscar Mayer app is your best bet for a cured meat wake-up call, at least for now.

The app is free, but getting the plug-in is trickier. Apply online by April 4 for a chance to win one (it won’t be sold in stores). It’s a short form, but be prepared to describe your love of bacon in just three words. How about: Tastes unlike chicken.

As you wait to hear if you’re one of the lucky winners of the plug-in, you can watch this delightfully over-dramatized promo video:

Tell Us: Would you try the Wake Up & Smell the Bacon alarm clock?



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