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09. 14. 2006

The iBreath counts your alcohol


The iBreath is just your average FM transmitter for sending your iPod music to a car stereo, but they tucked a breathalyzer into the side of it. A blow tube slides out, and the blood alcohol content (BAC) is reported up to .12! The goal is to keep yourself out of prison by self policing the BAC so that you're only driving while mildly intoxicated.

Now, I'll lay down the warning that this device won't encourage sobriety. As a bartender I spend a lot of time around a lot of drunks and see some pretty infantile behavior, and these pocket breathalyzers are nothing but trouble.

How I see these things most often used is by frat boys trying to see just how high they can get the numbers. Itís a terribly fun, and even more dangerous, drinking game. I wouldn't recommend trying it unless you'd like to be passed out in the bushes outside of a Japanese restaurant at three in the morning. Not that thatís ever happened to me . . .

Via Oh Gizmo!

Posted by Johnny    Category: cars | devices
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Not that it ever happened to Tucker of tuckermax.com, either ;)

Aha! I searched and searched for the originator of that story, and I couldn't remember who it was. Thanks!

Here's the story I was referencing :) http://www.tuckermax.com/archives/entries/the_famous_sushi_pants_story.phtml#277

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