Fri, Jul 16, 2010
Foul language has become an increasing bad habit and thanks to the Internet its harder to be caught out – no one can hear you type the words. This is all about to change thanks to Pepper Mouth, Rosie Khdir explains…
Here at PC Site we are fans of the weird and wonderful, so when we came across this amazing USB gadget, we had to share it with you!
Introducing… Pepper Mouth
Pepper Mouth is a USB device that creates a stench if you use “bad language” your computer. It is the brainchild of “anarchic designer” Ozge Kirimlioglu, at the Ultra-Modern-Life Training Lab.
This unique laboratory of “digital exploration” is working on a series of devices that “visualize the new kinds of surveillance online which people are not fully aware of,” according to Ozge.
Devices like these are used to alert people, namely younger people to the consequences of typing offensive language, for example, on social media sites.
The actual concept of a smelly USB came from Ozges’ grandmother, who apparently used to put pepper into her mouth if she used bad language when she was younger.
Creating something that could physically shove peppers into your gob may be a little difficult, so instead of taste, Ozge used the sense of smell to get to all you foul mouthed typers!
So how does it work exactly?
Well, when you plug it into a USB port on your laptop/desktop, it monitors what you type. When you type a bad word, a red LED light shines through the cut out in the middle of the device.
If you ignore the warning and continue, you better prepare you nostrils for a stench! The odour is designed to linger, to emulate the lasting damage that can be done when bad words are typed and sent in a message.
The Pepper Mouth is such a great little gadget, especially for those who wish to stop their children swearing in every medium!
For more images, visit ultramodernlifetraininglab.com.
With thanks to Ozge Kirimlioglu.
Written by Rosie Khdir
Rosie is a technology journalist who covers all the latest technology news, product releases and emerging social media and computing trends for PC Site.