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Move Over Diddy – Turns Out The Breathalyzer Watch Is An Actual Thing

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Last week, we received the unfortunate news that a possible breathalyzer watch from G-Shock and Ciroc was nothing but a brilliant fake. This week, coincidentally, Japanese company TokyoFlash has just announced the launch of its actual working breathalyzer watch, almost as if to say, “It’s all right Diddy, the grown-ups can take it from here.”

Sadly not named the “In-tocks-icated,” the “Kisai Intoxicated” features a color-changing LCD which turns green, yellow and red according to the user’s blood alcohol content. Just breathe into the side sensor to receive a great, glowing indicator of whether or not you’re good to drive. First envisioned in June 2011, the finalized product will be available starting tomorrow for $99 for the first 48 hours of sale – after which, who knows what? Maybe they’ll go back to the drawing board and make the time display easier to read.

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In any case, the Tokyoflash website notes the watch is designed “for entertainment only,” and is in no way guaranteed to be reliable. But at least you can say you tried. Kind of.

H/T Paul Cooper, Tokyoflash

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The G-Shock x Ciroc Breathalyzer Watch Would Probably Have Way Too Many Buttons, Anyway

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Breathalyzers aren’t typically a night owl’s hip, go-to accessory. Black, awkward and frankly a bit pager-y, the few portable breathalyzers on the market today seem like much more trouble than they’re worth. Luckily P. Diddy and Casio may have found a way to help ‘90s hoodrats everywhere get home safe after a long night of knocking back screwdrivers and jungle juice.

(Just kidding – turns out this thing is a fake, at least according to highsnobiety and hiconsumption. Balls.)

If it was real, however, the “Ciroc x G-Shock Breathalyzer Watch” would feature Ciroc’s iconic logo and color gradients, along with a built-in breathalyzer capable of calculating and displaying your blood alcohol content on its face – right next to the million other numbers and letters on there.

Maybe it’s better off being fake, though. Goodness knows all those buttons confused the hell out of me as a child. Can you imagine trying to operate it drunk?

“Ma’am, are you sucking on your watch?”

“No-ahfisher, this—thisisjus howit … workssss … ZzZzzzz.”

H/T + PicThx Design Taxi