How to send people smells via text

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Nel finds out about the smelly phone app

Sending smells via text is about to become a reality thanks to a new high-tech gadget from Japan.

Designers there have released a smart-phone accessory that plugs into the headphone jack on an iPhone. It then allows you to release a scent of your choice using touch or text.

The smells come inside special cartridges and currently include roast beef or your favourite perfume.

The Scentee is due to be released in Japan next month.

Newsround reporter Nel has been looking into it. Watch her report here.