By Andrew Liszewski
When a friend comes up and subtly offers you a mint or piece of gum, it’s unfortunately too late to avoid the embarrassment of bad breath. But with this Etiquette Checker you’ll never have to deal with that situation again, because you’ll know your breath is offensive before anyone else does. You just blow into the sensor and the backlit LCD display will give you a breath quality reading on a scale of 1 to 6. Scoring a 6 means you better find a toothbrush, and fast. I particularly like the anime-esque faces that help you understand the severity of your breath reading. But why does the face on #6 have X’s for eyes? Is there such thing as a lethal dose of bad breath?
The device is also able to measure your blood alcohol level, and will provide a reading in 0.5 increments so you know if you’ve enjoyed yourself too much to get behind the wheel of a car. You can find it at Japan Trend Shop for $59.