Had a few too many and you've missed the last train... again? Partying hearty last night and still feeling the effects the next morning but the office is beckoning?
You could pick up your iPhone and call a cab, or pick up your iPhone and measure your blood alcohol content instantly. If you chose Option B, then you must have bought Spec-Computer's Alcohol Analyzer for iPhone, iPad or iPod.
The 38mm × 68mm × 12mm (1.52” x 2.72” x 0.48”), 13gm (about a half-ounce) device attaches to your mobile device through the charging dock connector and runs off the phone's or player's power – batteries not included 'cause batteries aren't needed! The device has a 0.9” LCD screen, takes just 10 seconds to warm up, and will sound an audio alarm should your breath be overly booze-infused.
There are no apps to download either as the “iPega, model SP509”, as Spec-Computer calls it, comes pre-programmed and is strictly plug & play & blow. Check out this short video from Spec-Computer to see how “The Alchol Analyzer” (Spec's spelling, not ours) operates:
Interested Apple-brand mobile device owners are advised the iPega Alcohol Analyzer is compatible with the iPhone (iPhone4S/iPhone4/iPhone3GS), iPad (The New iPad/iPad2/iPad1), and iPod (iPod touch 4th/iPod Nano 6th/iPod Classic 6th). No mention of the iPhone5 though one assumes the long-awaited smartphone has the same size docking connector.
Spec-Computer is offering the iPega Alcohol Analyzer online direct from their website for 1,980 yen (about $25). It's also available at Amazon Japan for the same price and North American purchasers can score one for just $18 at Amazon.com care of seller NowAdvisor.
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let's just mention that Spec-Computer has posted a Disclaimer stating (roughly translated) that “the iPega Alcohol Analyzer does not accurately determine the presence or absence of alcohol in the body below, at or above the exact level prohibited by law. If this product is used after drinking and before driving, Spec-Computer will not be responsible for any undue consequences.”
Basically, a police breathalyzer will take precedence over the iPega Alcohol Analyzer so don't try conducting any comparison tests... your mileage may vary, of course. (via Gigazine)