Smoke Freshly plans to crowdfund a high-tech smoke odor killer
We love the smell of great cannabis — whether it’s a big old sniff of some prime bud, a whiff of weed when you’re out and about in the city (“somebody’s having fun!”), or the pungent remainder of that joint you just smoked, we think cannabis smells great and can’t get enough of it. But that’s not true for everyone, and so there’s no shortage of solutions for getting rid of the smell, from basic Febreze sprays or homemade sploofs (just stick some toilet paper in an old roll) to more professional odor-destroying solutions. And now here comes the most high tech option we’ve seen yet.
If that homemade sploof is an attempt to fight smoke smells with a baseball bat, Smoke Freshly is a cruise missile in the war against the stank. It’s a device (well, it’s a plan for one — they’re heading to Indiegogo and Kickstarter later this year) powered by rechargeable batteries that attacks the odor from a few different angles.
First, it looks like there’s a fan inside, to actually pull in any smoke you send at it. That smoke gets pulled down into the machine and sent to an activated carbon filter at the bottom (activated charcoal/carbon is a substance known for its ability to crack down on odors), presumably squelching any smell you throw at it. And as if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a fragrance oil heater at the top of the device, so it will replace the smoke smell with something more universally acceptable like violet, lavender, or sandalwood.
Unfortunately, because the device is still not available, we can’t yet vouch for its actual function (though if you’re reading, Smoke Freshly, we’d love to try a unit for review!). Still, the one-two-three punch of the fan (they call it a curved impeller), the filter, and the fragrance seems like it’s a knockout combination for killing the smell of smoke. And of course the Smoke Freshly could also be used to kill tobacco smoke (which does smell pretty gross) or even cooking smells, according to the website. Not everyone needs or wants to kill the different smells around them, but man, if you have the need to invest in a device this hefty to get rid of odors, it certainly seems like this could be the best solution out there.
We’ll find out more when the device actually launches, of course. It’s headed for crowdfunding later this year, but you can sign up to get more information on the site right now (and they’re also offering an early bird discount of 50% for the first 250 orders). We’ll keep an eye on the site and the product, and if we get a chance to try one out, we’ll let you know for sure if you can replace that old toilet paper tube with all of the paper towels inside of it. Actually, you should probably replace that thing anyway — it’s getting a little gross at this point.