iBreath Turns iPods, iPhones Into Breathalyzers

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  1. Ryan

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    David Steele Enterprises, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based online retailer, this week released the iBreath, a $79 accessory that connects toApple (NSDQ: AAPL) iPods or iPhones and allows a person to exhale into a retractable blow-wand, much like a field sobriety test. Results are displayed on an LED screen and a reading of 0.08 or above sets off an alarm on the iBreath.

    "We don't want people to think that this makes it all OK," said Don Bassler, CEO and founder of David Steele Enterprises, to The Los Angeles Times. "But it's a safety device that we hope people will use, and it may save lives."

    "The idea of an iPod-compatible breathalyzer is terrific, especially for people who like to have a drink or two after work," said Joseph Melilo, a retired New York police officer, in a statement. "It can't be any easier than blowing into the tube and looking at the sensor."

    According to a representative from David Steele Enterprises, iBreath does have the seal of approval from Apple and is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Nano, iPod Classic and iPod Touch. The product specs indicate the iBreath can offer results in five seconds with 0.01 percent accuracy.
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    Sounds interesting. Really useful for those that drink if they even care to use it. A lot of times people know they are drunk and just drive anyways. I hate when people do stupid things. Maybe this nifty device will cut a little bit down on the number of drunk drivers.
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    yeah would be good, not 100% sure on how it would work, would have to be plugged into the headphone jack or the power bit. A bluetooth one would be better by using the devices bluetooth to connect to it.
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    Probably used the dock connector for power.
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    yeah true, major battery drainer... thing is would you want to carry it around with you in ur pocket?

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