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Deal Of The Day: 14% Off On BACtrack Vio Keychain Breathalyzer

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Going out for drinks always means of thinking about a safe way to get back home. We wouldn’t suggest using this device to determine whether you’re legal for driving, just in case. But it’s also cool to see where things stand. It’s called the BACTrack Vio, is small enough to fit on a keychain and can tell you your blood alcohol level in seconds. We’ve been using it for the last few weeks, and I can attest that it works quite well. It has a small flip-out straw through which you blow, and the results are displayed on your smartphone. The app will tell you how long it should take you to sober up, as well as give you the ability to share your drunkenness level with your friends… if that’s your thing. It doesn’t use fuel cell technology, so it’s likely not as accurate as police-grade breathalyzers, but it’s still accurate enough for entertainment purposes. And it’s on special for $43 today, down from $50.

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B4RM4N Smart Shaker Hopes To Take The Guesswork Out Of Making Drinks

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Not everyone is adept at making tasty libations. You have to look up a recipe on your phone, measure each spirit using little tumblers, you end up spilling some every time… heck, it’s harder than it looks. Ok, not that hard, to be honest, it’s pretty simple but it can be even simpler with the help of B4RM4N. This is a cool cocktail shaker laden with tech: there’s an accelerometer, a bluetooth module, and a weight sensor. Once connected to your smartphone, simply load up the recipe you want and start pouring the ingredients straight into the shaker. It’ll tell you when you stop pouring, when to switch ingredients, how much ice (and which kind) to put, and even how long to shake (or whether you need to stir). There are social features that let you share the recipes you develop yourself with other users, add well as the ability to share online.

It’s a Kickstarter project at the moment, with expected delivery in time for summer 2015. A $119 early bird pledge will get you one.

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Whisky Wedge Perfects The Drinking Experience

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When drinking whisky, you want to chill your liquor as much as possible, while diluting it as little as possible. There are many ways to accomplish this, from using chilled metal pucks to shaping your ice into a giant ball. You can now add the Whisky Wedge to that list. It’s a combination tumbler and silicone mold that shape your ice into a wedge that perfectly fits the glass. This way your liquor rests against an inclined surface of ice, but not more, preventing the melting of too large a volume of water and the diluting of your drink. It also looks kind of slick. It’s $15 and comes with the glass and the mold.

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Classy: Bev-Bag Is A Booze-Carrying Purse

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The only thing that’s classier than pouring wine out of a cardboard box is pouring it out of a purse. And that’s exactly what you’ll get to do if you buy the Bev-Bag Secret Handbag Flask. It’s a normal-looking purse that just happens to house a 28 oz. flask with a hidden spigot on the outside. If you’re at a park, say, and the fancy strikes you, you can easily access your libations just by opening the spigot, tilting the bag and pouring. And when you’re not drinking, the bag itself does have space to carry all the normal… things girls carry in their bags.

It comes in four colours and costs all of $36.

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MittenFlask Is Perfect For The Slopes

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Winter is just around the corner, and you’ll be wanting to booze up on the slopes, we know. No, you’re not? What kind of a person are you? And you call yourself a man…

Ok, whatever, we won’t judge. But if you do want to liquor up a bit while carving some snow, the MittenFlask seems just about perfect. One of the two mittens features a flask, connected to a bite valve so you won’t have to try to unscrew a top with mitten hands. We don’t know how much liquid it fits, but at $15 it doesn’t matter; some liquor is better than none.

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Every Beer Pong Tournament Needs A Ball Washer

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If you’ve been to college and haven’t participated in any beer pong related shenanigans, you haven’t been to college. Like it or not, it’s a staple drinking game, but it is also one in dire need for a product like the The Clean Cup. Yes, many beer pong sessions involve a “wash cup” to remove the dirt, dust and crap that sticks to your wet ball every time it falls to the floor, but how effective is a simple dunk in the water? The Clean Cup goes a few steps further.

“Using a combination of a high pressure stream of water and bursts of air to ensure full cleaning coverage, the ball is then returned to the user, “floating” on a stream of air as if it was sitting in the regular wash cup. The entire cycle lasts only five seconds, perfect to get a good rinse in before your next turn.”

There’s a filter that removes the hairs, crumbs and other particles that normally remain floating in the wash cup, so that every rinse returns a fully clean ball. Granted, when you’re drunk you may not really care. But if you’re organizing an evening where you know people will play this, maybe getting a Clean Cup isn’t such a bad idea. You’ll have to pledge $60 to get your hands on one, which is a tall order given its marginal utility. Still, if you take the game seriously, it might be worth it.

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Gum-Sized Device Can Tell If Your Drink Has Been Spiked

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Date rape is a real problem. Anything you can do to put the odds back on your side is a good thing, so we’re excited to report on the pd.id, the Personal Drink ID. It’s a small device, roughly the size of a stick of gum, that once dunked into your drink will alert you to the potential presence of drugs. To determine the contents of the drink, the device appears to analyze its spectroscopic signature, its reaction to an electric current, and its temperature. These three tests are combined and analyzed against the company’s database to determine if you’re in the clear. This technology is based on what the DEA has been using for years, only considerably shrunk down. And if it works properly, should become a must-carry accessory for anyone at risk.

The company is raising funds on Indiegogo, and a $100 pledge should get you one of your own, with an estimated delivery date of April 2015.

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Facebook Like Shot Glasses

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The idea is pretty clear: it’s all thumbs up and good times when the glass is full, and the other way around when it’s not. At $9 for a pair, they’ll make a great purchase for any Facebook junkies. That being said, do these people even exist? We’ve heard Facebook wasn’t cool amongst teens anymore… Well, teens shouldn’t be drinking anyway, so it’s all good. And it is an officially licensed product.

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Wall Mounted Liquor Dispenser Will Fit Right Into Any Dorm Room

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Dorm rooms are not known to be the classiest of places, but they have been host to a party or two from time to time. So why not try to impress your easily impressed college friends by dispensing your libations from this Wall Mounted Liquor Dispenser? It holds four bottles and a spring loaded mechanism releases 1.5-ounce shots at the press of a button. It’ll cost you all of $50 with free shipping.

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