Um, This Gadget Lets You Set a Scent as Your Ringtone!
Have you switched up your ringtones so many times that the generic iPhone beats just aren’t doing it for you anymore? We hear you, and we’ve been looking for something new, too. But the search is now over, and what we’ve found is unlike any rhythm or jam to have ever blasted through our speakers… this ringtone is scented!
iScent by Qblinks is a Bluetooth atomizer that lets you create a scented mist as your ringtone or music. Based on the idea of the ancient Chinese Wolf Tower, which was used to alert soldiers of attackers, the iScent creates a modern version of a smoke signal to notify you of updates, texts, notifications and calls on your phone. Simply mix water with your favorite essential oil, and iScent will atomize the liquid to create a safe and sniff-worthy alert. Sweet!
The device pairs with the iScent iPhone app and allows you to choose which programs you want to trigger a scent release. Compatible apps include Messages, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Calendar, Skype and more. The castle-shaped atomizer prototype was created using a 3D printer (our fave!), into which a rough circuit was installed in order to connect with the iPhone via Bluetooth.
The iScent is currently going through crowdfunding stages on Kickstarter with the ultimate goal of $33,000. Although the campaign has only raised about $1,500 so far, it’s not over until October 3rd. So, basically, there’s still plenty of time for you to make your donation to help this modern, innovative ringtone alternative come to life. While the campaign accepts pledges of any amount, a donation of $35 will snag you an iScent at early bird special pricing. Donations of $120 or more will guarantee you an iScent in all three of its available colors (white, grey and brown). If all goes well, Qblinks hopes to ship out the atomizers in December, just in time for a seriously scented holiday.
To learn more about this crazy cool innovation, check out the video below:
What scent would you set your ringtone to? Share your thoughts on this scented gadget in the comments below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!