I keep this attached to my keys, and always check the reading at the end of a night at the bar to know whether or not I’ll be able to drive home.
If I can see a number, then I know that my keys are okay, and I’ll be able to turn on the car. If I don’t, then I probably lost the keys, so no driving for me that night! It’s saved me from quite a few awkward encounters with the police, and I haven’t been mistakenly charged with trying to break into my own vehicle ever since I got it. Thanks, meh!
@Woody1 except even THEIR breathalyzers aren’t accurate enough. They have to haul you to the giant machine at the station or do a blood test for it to stand up. These cheap ones are just novelty trash to use at home for fun.
And they’d just arrest you for public intox or something for being an ass
I was drinking rum and coke last night. I woke up this morning, still a bit drunk, and saw that I still had a nearly full glass next to the bed.
I drank it, then checked my email.
I then ordered a breathalyzer.
Most ironic drunk purchase ever.
@hchavers Move to Utah, most of the “Mormons” there are lushes.
There is a saying there:
Jews don’t go to church on Sunday,
Catholics don’t eat meat on Fridays,
And Mormons don’t say hello to each other in the liquor store.
I bought these last time, and I’m mostly interested in the positive/negative (did they have alcohol or not) aspect. It seems pretty accurate for the presence of alcohol, so that’s worth the nine bucks. Helps keep the alcoholic in the house honest and accountable to his pledge of sobriety.
@ESQuireTech in case they ever put them back up for sale… they come with 3 hard plastic mouthpieces (not like the ones in the amazon link) that you could clean and reuse forever.
the one I got had the megapharmacycorp asset control tag and the batteries were not exploded but they were dead. the device functioned after 2 cycles of “sensor failed” which is pretty normal for one that has been dry for an extended time.
no idea of accuracy (no other device to compare to)
@chienfou@phendrick quite frankly it’s not worth just the one option for what they cost. Plus they can also be inaccurate or just lie. Ideally you want a much Fuller package than “semi accurate breath tester” so really check the specs on that spouse
Bought one of these April 1st from meh. Save 9 bucks, this is total junk and you will waste 30 minutes trying different batteries and other troubleshooting ideas. Don’t think about gifting it the box was pretty beat up with a CVS sticker. I think it was used down the isles as a hockey puck before it was sent to me.
So, would the map of ‘Who is buying this crap’ double as ‘The best states to party are:’? Nah. Maybe they just want a backup. Random fact: When driving in Europe, some countries make you have two single use breathalyzers in your vehicle in case you ‘might require testing’. Those seemed pretty accurate. I guess the poletzi don’t trust these multi use ones…
@PlutoIsAPlanet Google says it’s France and only France who does that because of a law they put in, with a bunch of other requirements to carry random crap, a requirement for a breathalyzer pushed by the company who makes said breathalyzer… Wonder how that happened and why accuracy would not be a concern?
I asked my wife, what is a “aparatif”? From the write-up, “…a hearty aparatif”. She mumbles something about it being a alcoholic beverage while I right clicked & googled: Showing results for aperitif
Search instead for aparatif
Searching instead for aparatif gets hits for a restaurant in Turkey.
Which do they mean?
@revantus mine had megapharmacycorp asset control tag and the batteries were not exploded but they were dead. the device functioned after 2 cycles of “sensor failed” no other device to compare accuracy