Date: July 18th, 2006
Article by: Mike Carter (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Q3I Innovations
Co-founded in 1999, Q3 Innovations, LLC is a privately-held, Independence, Iowa-based product design, development, and distribution company creating innovative products with an emphasis in personal safety and monitoring devices. Recognizing the need for affordable, efficient and accurate personal safety and monitoring devices for unique situations, Q3 has focused on creating innovative products for personal testing. Today, Q3 Innovations is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the rapidly growing personal safety and monitoring device market with the introduction of product lines, such as the AlcoHAWK® Series – the only full line of FDA/DOT/NHTSA cleared handheld digital alcohol detectors available in the U.S.A. – and the ThermoHAWK™ Series – the only pen-sized, non-contact, infrared thermometers that allow you to instant test surface temperatures of almost any object in seconds. Q3 invests substantial resources into research and development and is always working on new product lines to be able to offer the broadest selection of personal safety and monitoring devices.
*Disclaimer: This product test involves the use of alcohol. TweakNews strongly discourages drinking and driving, and suggests that you take proper precautions! This test does NOT condone irresponsible alcohol use in any manner!!*
You've had a hard week at work, so you and your buddies decide to go out to the local club and have a few beers to wind down. After a few beers, you hop in your car, feeling nice and relaxed, and head for home. A few miles down the road, the flashing lights hit your mirror, and there you are, doing the dreaded “field sobriety test”. If you're lucky, you get off with a warning; if you're not so lucky, you're off to the local jail to sleep off your celebration.
There have been several methods released in the last dozen years to try to help you monitor your alcohol consumption, and prevent this situation from happening. Most of them rely on a standard set of rules, but these rules do not apply to everyone.
Today, I'm looking at one of the first consumer products that might aid you in keeping your driving record clean, as well as keeping you safe on the roads, the AlcoHawk Slim Alcohol Detector. Q3 Innovations claims this product to be cleared with all of the Federal regulations for a blood alcohol detector, meaning that it is as accurate as the ones used by your local police. Grab a beer, and let's see how it holds up under some hard testing.