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Wake Up & Smell The Bacon: The Unboxing

So after diligently waiting the full 8 weeks for the delivery of Oscar Mayer’s bacon-scented alarm device, it has finally arrived.  Upon opening the package, there is a generic congratulation note from Oscar Mayer’s bacon cut and design chief (whatever that means) reminding me to download their app before using the device.  Also included is a quick start guide and a nondescript black box that houses the actual device.

Distinctively lacking in any bacon-ness

Inside the black box is the dongle that produces the smell of bacon, along with a USB charging cable (didn’t expect that), and a bacon scent dropper to refill the device when it runs out.  I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was furiously trying to win this thing and didn’t give much thought as to how it would work, but I guess this makes the most sense.  Surprisingly the device needs to be charged before use but given that the only point of contact it has with the phone is via the headphone jack, it needs to get juiced up somehow.

Now we're baconing
Now we’re baconing

I’ll be testing just how bacon-y this modern marvel is and posting my thoughts this coming week.  I foresee myself stocking up on bacon the next time I go grocery shopping…


The Bacon Dongle Will Be Mine… In 6-8 Weeks!

Oscar Mayer’s ingenious bacon promotion, or “bacomotion”, has finally paid dividends for me!  After several weeks of trying, I’m proud to say that one of their delicious bacon-scented devices will be waking me up in 6-8 weeks.  I haven’t been this excited for an alarm clock and waking up in the morning sinceNinja Turtles were on early Saturdays back in the 90’s.

Look for a full report on this landmark device once it is in my possession.  Until then, I guess the sound and smell of real bacon will have to suffice.

Wake Up To The Smell of Bacon… From Your iPhone

Bacon.  Synonymous with mornings and hearty breakfasts, man’s desire for this delicious food to be integrated in our everyday life knows no bounds.  From bacon gumballs to talking bacon plushies, there is a bacon product out there for anybody.  Now comes the next evolution of bacon-ification: an alarm clock.  No, it’s not a clock made out of bacon (note to self: great idea), but instead it’s an alarm that not only wakes you up to the sizzling sound of frying bacon, but also the smell!  Life is complete.

Oscar Mayer has developed a new iPhone only alarm app that does just that.  The smell part of the equation comes from an attachable dongle that is not available in stores.  Instead, it has to be won through a random sweepstakes on the Oscar Mayer website.  The contest runs from March 3rd to April 4th and is limited to one entry per day, per email address.  4,700 lucky bacon aficionados will be waking up with bacon on their mind and in their nostrils.