Cars may mix with a lot of things (like hot babes or sun-kissed afternoons on an open landscape), but cell phones and booze are not on the list. While I don't care for the implicit preachiness of these devices, I wouldn't mind seeing their market penetration?especially if the customer is William Daniel Edwards and he's in the vehicle behind me.
So what if you've never had a DUI? This thing helps to make sure it stays that way. The iBreath attaches to your iPod or iPhone for use as a breathalyzer. Think about it: Getting pulled over by a cop is one of the better scenarios if you?re drinking and driving. And if you?re getting a ride, it can literally save your butt by calling the driver out on his or her blood alcohol level. $79.
Key2SafeDriving is a mobile accessory that envelops a car key and pairs with your cell via Bluetooth or RFID, to prevent the phone from working (i.e., receiving or making calls or texts) when the key is exposed. So once you pull it out to start the car, you?re incommunicado. On the other end, people receive a customizable message that you?re driving and will respond later.
Sure, customers can buy this for themselves to have a convenient cellular autoresponder that helps lower insurance costs, but nosy moms or dads will especially appreciate this gadget: Parents can set it up to receive realtime driving reports of their kids? road behavior and location. (Now you?ll know if Susie was speeding on the way to? wait, didn't she say she was going to be at the library? She's 12 miles away from it!) The device will be available in a few months for less than $50, with a monthly service fee.
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