Sunday, December 21, 2008

Safe drinking? Try ibreath


A breathalyzer for your ipod touch or iphone is now available as ibreath. Just breathe into this nifty attachment and you can find out if you are safe to drive after a night of alcohol. Since women metabolize alcohol at different rates than men, sometimes after as few as two drinks the blood levels may be over the legal driving limit. No more guessing with the ibreath. For $80, this is a great Christmas gift.

hat tip to Medical Quack


Steven Reidbord MD said...

Personal breathalyzers have been around a while. Most are freestanding units (no iPod required) and they vary a lot in price. Alcohawk models enjoy a good reputation but are more expensive than this one. The least expensive legitimate-looking unit I found after a quick search was $29 at
Try googling "personal breathalyzer" and see for yourself.

Toni Brayer MD said...

Steven: Thanks for the tips. I had no idea. And congrats on your new position!

Steven Reidbord MD said...

Thanks Toni. (As of January, I'll chair the Continuing Medical Education [CME] committee at our medical center.) You host a very informative and entertaining blog here. Happy Holidays!

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