Back in March of last year, we told you about a Kickstarter campaign for a little gadget (and the accompanying app) called Breathometer that transforms your iPhone into a breathalyzer. It’s small and pocketable, so you shouldn’t have any excuse for not to take it along when you’re out for a night on the town.
If you were one of the original Kickstarter backers, you could essentially “pre-order” one for $20 bucks. When it became available to the masses, the company sold it for $49. I’ve found it on Amazon and Best Buy for $39 with free shipping. If you’re a frequent party animal, Breathometer should be your next purchase. If you have friends who’ve found themselves on the wrong side of the law after what otherwise would have been a great evening, get them one. $40 bucks sure beats the court costs of a DUI or even worse, the irreplaceable cost of a human life.
Not only do you get the Breathometer, but also access to the company’s app, which has a “Call a Cab” feature built right in. It’ll use your current location from GPS to summons a ride home.