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The in­ter­net was made for porn and vir­tual re­al­ity was... also made for porn. But there’s some­thing miss­ing in the whole VR ex­pe­ri­ence (apart from touch). Smell. Sev­eral weeks ago, CamSoda an­nounced an up­com­ing gad­get named the OhRoma — a “sen­sory mask” that users would wear in ad­di­tion to their VR head­set of choice. The de­vice com­prises two can­is­ters with three in­ter­change­able car­tridge slots, which can be filled with all man­ner of mostly erotic smells; for in­stance, pri­vate parts, body odour, panties and aphro­disi­acs, which can be pur­chased forUS$6–$10 each. At­tempt­ing to pro­vide a more “im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence”, the OhRoma is, let’s face it, just an­other sex toy. How­ever, if it could be har­nessed for good, you could in­stead smell dirt and grass in Minecraft VR, blood in Sur­geon Sim­u­la­tor and sweat or fear it­self in Keep Talk­ing and No­body Explodes. CS

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