Best of CES 2023: 30 Best New Products, Tech and Gadgets
"Scent is so intrinsically tied to memory, we’re surprised no one’s attempted what OVR is doing with their first-of-its-kind scent wearable, an accessory meant to be used with VR and AR headsets."
January 10, 2023
"We chose our CES 2023 award winners based on design, functionality and innovation, focusing on unique products that help solve everyday problems, upgrade our life, or push the limits of technology. Scroll through to see the companies and products that made our Best of CES 2023 list...
The ION 3 connects wirelessly to your smartphone, PC, or VR/AR headset via Bluetooth, and includes several scent cartridges. The company’s “ION Scentware” catridges work by combining aromas in different combinations to create thousands of unique scents meant to evoke different moods and emotions based on the game you’re playing (for example, smelling smoke or burnt marshmallows around a crackling camfire).
While so-called “smell-o-vision” has been primarily seen as a novelty innovation meant for theme parks, the ION 3 shows that scent technology is an important, underrated, piece of the augemented reality puzzle, a step towards eventually created a truly immersive virtual experience."