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Drinkware Can Detect Date Rape Drug

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It’s sad that we live in a world where technology need to be developed in order to avoid being drugged and raped. But there you have it, with chemicals like Rohypnol being colorless and odorless, it’s dismayingly easy to squirt some into someone’s drink. On the other side of the coin, you have Drinksavvy, which aims to put the odds back on your side with their lines of litmus-test drinkware. Whether it’s glasses, straws, or swizzle sticks, the Drinksavvy products will change color if they detect the presence of drugs. News of this has been around for a bit, but what’s different now is that the company recently raised over $50,000 on IndieGogo in order to develop a prototype, as well as to put some actual glasses in backers’ hands. These should be delivered by September of this year, while the company expects a wider availability by mid 2014. Clearly, the success of this product will depend on bars’ adoption of it. You don’t exactly bring your glass on a night out, so it’ll still be an uphill battle for the good folk at Drinksavvy to get their product out there. But if it works as advertised, a smart nightculb owner can easily gain some clientele by touting its safer environment.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Inhabitat ]