Breathometer is a keychain-sized breathalyzer for your smartphone

If you happen to enjoy going out for a few drinks with friends, you have no doubt at one point or another faced a moment where you had to decide if it was a smart idea to drive yourself home or not. Compounding the issue is the fact that people who have been drinking don’t always deploy the best judgement. Enter Breathometer, a personal breathalyzer that can fit on a keyring and pairs with your smartphone to provide instant feedback on your blood alcohol content.

Currently the subject of an IndieGoGo campaign, Breathometer is designed to work with Android and iOS devices and connects via a phone’s headphone jack. The whole thing is similar in size and functionality to mobile credit card swipers. The ease of use should make it a cinch for the intoxicated to figure out, and future plans could see the accompanying app acting as a taxi-hailing service for the incredibly inebriated. If all else fails, Breathometer at least provides for a few moments of entertainment at a party. Let’s play “Who’s got the highest BAC?”

[via Engadget]

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