Smartphone Peripheral Checks If You’re Drunk Or Sober With Floome

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Floome is a smartphone peripheral that can tell you if you're drunk or sober.

Drinking and driving is a huge no-no. Aside from it being illegal you could potentially harm yourself or someone else. The best way to avoid getting slapped with a DUI is to take a cab or abstain from drinking. However, the reality is that there are many times when people consume an alcoholic beverage (or two) and they’re just not 100 percent sure if it’s safe to get behind the wheel.

To help provide a more accurate BAC (blood alcohol concentration) assessment Italian startup company 2045Tech developed Floome. Floome is a portable breathalyzer that attaches to your phone to let you know for sure. Think of it like a smartphone peripheral.

The way it works is you download the Floome app, program your country, weight and height and then attach the Floom device and blow while your phone vibrates. Pretty simple. Floome will let you know whether you’re above the legal limit or not and will also give you an estimated recovery time based on the data it receives from your test.

For those that are feeling a bit more daring you can share your BAC to your social networks via Floome. Not everyone is keen on broadcasting their buzz, but Floome developers have integrated the option.

Floome originally kicked off as crowdfunded project on Indiegogo in 2013 with an available purchase timeframe in 2014. Presently, the team is still accepting reservations until Floome becomes available. If you’re inclined to guinea pig it out get your name on the waitlist to get an alert when it launces.

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Sarah Hartshorn is a marketing, public relations and social media professional with Vuze. She blogs about content, torrents, social media and a number of other tech topics. Sarah has been involved with traditional and digital marketing since 1998.