Alcohoot turns your phone into a breathalyzer

Smartphone peripheral Alcohoot plugs into your headphone jack to turn your smartphone into a...

Smartphone peripheral Alcohoot plugs into your headphone jack to turn your smartphone into a breathalyzer, boasting "police-grade accuracy" for $119 US.

Jamie Lumsden, ClickOnline.com

, Last Updated: 4:36 PM ET

For those who have the occasional responsible drink or two with friends before driving home, the only available way to gauge your blood alcohol content (BAC) is your own (possibly impaired) judgment.

Smartphone peripheral Alcohoot takes away any uncertainty, turning your phone into a breathalyzer that boasts "police-grade accuracy" and letting you know your BAC without the need for a ride program to tell you if you are impaired or not. Alcohoot simply plugs into your smartphone's headphone jack and is available now for $119 US.

More expensive than competing products, Alcohoot promises professional accuracy as long as users keep up with the requisite annual calibration, which costs an additional $30 a year. This annual calibration requires users to return their device each year after receiving a new one in the mail.

Alcohoot's associated Android and iOS apps even come with a guide to open restaurants within walking distance so users can grab some food to help soak up the booze in their system. There's even a tool to track your consumption throughout your night, which actually sounds like it could be a lot of fun to play with.

Ever heard of a breathalyzer party?


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