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AeroShot: Ditch the coffee, huff your caffeine

The AeroShot from Breathable Foods is a caffeine delivery system that packs 100 mg of the good stuff into a lipstick-size inhaler. Huff your way to wakefulness.

AeroShot caffeine inhaler
This guy might like his AeroShot a little too much.
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You willingly succumb to the seductive siren call of coffee, but all that bean shopping, grinding, and espresso machine twiddling is getting tiresome.

Never fear. Your morning pick-me-up is about to get a lot more portable when the caffeine-packing AeroShot hits the market in a few months.

AeroShot inhalers
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Each AeroShot is about the size of a tube of lipstick and contains 100 milligrams of caffeine in the form of a fine powder. You can get between six and eight lime-flavored puffs from each cartridge. It's a little bit of molecular gastronomy in your pocket.

David Edwards, a professor at Harvard University, is the inventor of the AeroShot. He has already worked on off-the-wall projects like edible bottles and breathable chocolate. That makes the AeroShot a natural next step for him and his company, Breathable Foods.

I know what you're thinking. Can I snort the AeroShot? Well, you won't get the answer from me. If you try it, I don't want to hear about it.

Each AeroShot is expected to sell for $2.99. At least that's cheaper than a Starbucks Venti half-caf caramel macchiato. You'll also save about 300 calories.

The AeroShot's biggest selling points are its portability and strangeness factor. A cup of coffee might be cheaper, but you can't sneak it past the TSA and it won't make your friends say, "Cool, dude!" like an AeroShot will.