Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 27, 2013

Alcohoot, a smartphone-powered breathalyzer, is now available to help you gauge your BAC and slow you down before things get out of hand. Alcohoot, shipping now for $119, is more expensive than most other smartphone breathalyzers on the market – the Breathometer, for example, only costs $49. But Alcohoot features “police-grade accuracy” and plugs directly into your handset’s headphone jack, making it more accurate and more convenient than most competing products. To preserve the device’s accuracy, Alcohoot encourages you to keep up with the required annual calibration; each year, you’ll get a new device along with a shipping label to return your current one for a $30 fee. Alcohoot works on both Android and iOS, and its bundled companion app shows restaurants within walking distance, a link to Uber and even a tool to track your consumption throughout the night. So the next time you go out to dinner and have a few drinks, remember to pull out your smartphone before getting behind the wheel.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).