New Bacon Alarm Clock App Sounds and Smells Like Sizzling Bacon

03/07/2014 at 03:02 PM ET

Oscar Mayer Bacon Alarm Clock
Courtesy Oscar Mayer

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’d 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 “buzzer” 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.

Oscar Mayer Bacon Alarm Clock
Courtesy Oscar Mayer

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:


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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

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Rhonda on

No thanks! I don’t like the smell of bacon when I’m awake, let alone when I’m trying to sleep. This would not be a good alarm for me.

Anonymous on

I entered the contest a few nights ago and won a device. Can’t wait for it to arrive!

Sandi on

I won this contest twice myself and my husband.they are supposed to mail us the wake up and smell the bacon device for our iPhones. We won this contest back in April 2014 and to this date they still have not mailed us the prize keep trying to buy us off with coupons and money and avoid us and will not return her phone calls. I want my device ❗️

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