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A personal Breathalyzer with freaky social skills (pictures)

The $149.99 BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer is easy to carry, reads BAC levels quickly, and syncs with iPhones over Bluetooth. It also features scary social features you may want to think twice about using, such as sharing breath alcohol levels via Facebook and Twitter, plus pushing location and other data to the cloud.

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A pocket-size breath lab

Meet the new BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer. For $149.99 this little gizmo will test your breath for blood alcohol content (BAC) level in minutes.
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The breath tester for the smartphone age

What sets the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer apart from traditional consumer breath analyzers is its ability to pair with an iPhone over Bluetooth and talk to a companion mobile app.
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Breathe in, get BAC reading out

You blow into the BACtrack's air intake to capture and analyze your breath for alcohol.
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LEDs light the way

Twin blue LEDs on the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer tell you pairing and power status.
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USB port for charging

The BACtrack is rated to provide about 500 readings on a single charge. When its battery needs a refill, connect its charging cable to its Micro-USB port.
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Just one button

There's just one button on the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer. It turns the device on and also kicks it into Bluetooth-pairing mode.
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Made for sharing

Equipped with disposable plastic tips in the box, the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer lets you test the BAC levels of friends, too. The tips are designed to placate the more hygienically squeamish by attaching to the BACtrack's mouthpiece.
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A kit that travels

The BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer ships with its own zip-up case for easy storage in bags and pockets. You also get three plastic tips for the mouthpiece.
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Read your BAC, then share?

The BACtrack takes your BAC readings and also plots an estimated time for your return to sobriety. You can share results via Facebook or Twitter.
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Not-so-anonymous data

The BACtrack can collect data about how you drink, then post it online for all to see. Called BACtrack WorldView, the Google Maps-based map shows details such as username, time, location, BAC level, and even photos if you add them.

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