Maybe the cutest bit of wonderfully useless technology (and we mean that in a good way) since The Little Printer, Olly and Molly are a pair of social media "web robots", USB connected devices designed to reward successful retweeting with scented oils or gum balls!
"Olly is a web-connected smelly robot that turns your online notifications into smells. You can fill Olly with any smell you like, such as your partner's perfume or an essential oil. He's also stackable, meaning you can have different smells for different notifications."
"Molly is the latest addition to the Ollyfactory family. She is a module that turns your tweets into sweets by counting how many times you get retweeted, then releasing a tasty candy when a number you've set is reached. You can stack Molly and Olly together to release sweets and smells. You can set Molly to count a number of re-tweets with our simple app."
Silly for sure, but there's something wonderful about the idea of physical rewards for online accomplishments. With the gamification of nearly every activity in our modern digital lives, the idea doesn't seem so outlandish (and the tangible rewards sure beat an imaginary digital badge or award). Now if someone just makes a cat treat feeder we could control via app...that's a Kickstarter we'd be funding.