We’re always up for weird USB gadgets, and this one is pretty out there. Not only is it a kooky shape – a flower, it also releases aromatherapy scents that waft gently from the head of the plastic flower and fill the immediate vicinity of your USB port with soothing odours.
I suppose it does the same job as a scented candle, but try pulling one of those out in the office – you’d either get health and safety onto you or everyone would think you were trying to turn your desk into some hippy romantic boudoir – or both. :O
Invented by an American entrepreneur called Fredrik Perman, a man who clearly wants to bring nice smells to offices all over the country, the USB Scent Flowers have just been launched in the USA.
One downside I suppose is that the scent flower uses what you might call proprietary scent sachets. The Scent Flower comes with 3 refills each lasting approximately a month, giving you 3 months of fragrance before you will need to purchase more. But I suppose given that the whole thing costs 10 dollars or £6.15 that’s not too bad.
Also I haven’t had a err ‘hands-on’ with this so I don’t know what the scent actually smells like. However I do know it comes in four different scents: Ocean Breeze, Purple Lavendar, Pink Jasmine and White Chamomile.
Costs $9.99 – not including postage, from USBflower
By Anna Leach | January 14th, 2010