iBreath Gadget

iPods are already used to listen to music, play games and watch videos, but now they will even keep drivers safe on the roads, thanks to a new add-on gadget.

The iBreath, which went on sale in the UK today, plugs into your MP3 player and tells you when you've had one too many to drink.

The add-on gadget has a tube that you blow into for five seconds and gives a reading within moments, telling you if you are over the drink-driving limit.

The limit in Britain is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood (BAC) This translates as 0.08 on the gadget, which even has a timer that can be set to remind you to take another test.

And if that's not enough, it also acts as a radio transmitter so you can play your iPod music in the car. The gizmo was a hit when it was launched in the US two years ago and can now be bought on UK websites for £55.

California based iPod accessory retailer, David Steele claims Hollywood celebrities are clamouring to buy the 'the ultimate iPod accessory'.

On his website he says: 'Not only can this cool gizmo save you from career-ending embarrassment, it can potentially save you thousands of dollars in legal fees and jail time.'

The iBreath can also be plugged into an iPhone and has a car plug for those times you don't have your mobile on you. However, health experts have warned that the device could give drivers a false sense of security, as intoxication varies from person to person.

A driver could still be arrested for dangerous driving when they are within the legal limit if alcohol has impaired their reactions. The Department for Transport advises motorists not to consume any alcohol before driving.

Source: Daily Mail