Don’t risk a DUI — these gadgets make sure you’re good to drive [Deals]

This tiny breathalyzer can save you from getting into big trouble.
This tiny breathalyzer can save you from getting into big trouble.
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We get it, you like to have a good time. So do we, but we also want to make sure you get home in one piece (we’re protective like that). That’s why we’ve found three different ways for you to check your BAC before you leave the bar to get into you car. One is self-contained and two work with your phone, but each is a great tool for keeping you and your friends from turning a night of fun into a nightmare.

The BACtrack Breathalyzer Keychain: Just A Blow And You’ll Know [Deals]

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If you want a fast, discreet way to determine when you’ve had too much to drink or put a number on all of your inebriated muscle flexing, then Cult of Mac Deals has you covered. With the small and affordable BACtrack Keychain Breathalyzer, you can quickly estimate your blood alcohol content (BAC) .

The BACtrack Breathalyzer Keychain is small enough to keep in your pocket, and accurate enough to keep your keys there as well, if necessary. The folding mouthpiece pulls out during testing and slides back down during storage. As one of the smallest, sleekest breathalyzers on the market – it also delivers reliable blood alcohol estimates in just five seconds. And Cult of Mac Deals has it for just $24.99.

PhantomALERT App: We aren’t “defying” senators or enabling DUIs [Exclusive]

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Yesterday, we published extracts from a press release where PhantomAlert, an app that helps drivers avoid all kinds of potential tickets, boasted that its DUI checkpoints were staying put and that it had “defied” the senators who convinced Apple to ban DUI info.

CEO Joe Scott wrote to us, essentially retracting the whole release, also stating for the record that the company does not condone or encourage drinking and driving.

DUI App: Sorry Senators, We’re in iTunes Store to Stay

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UPDATE: CEO Joe Scott retracted the statements made in the press release quoted below. That story is available here.

When Apple sidelined new apps that were tipping off tipsy drivers about DUI checkpoints, we wondered what would happen to the apps that were already in the iTunes store.

Some of them — like Trapster — pulled the DUI alerts while continuing to offer info on speed traps.

But PhantomALERT just issued a press release boasting about how it stayed in iTunes “defying” the senators who pressured Apple to ban apps with DUI checkpoint info.