Make sure your booze is for reals – Rotgutonix

rotgutonixThis a gadget is still in the prototype stages, but I thought all partying gadgeteers might like to get a heads up about it. The Rotgutonix is a small handheld device that can detect adulterated alcohol, which is commonly known as rotgut. It has a built-in chemical sensor that can detect the quality of several alcoholic beverage brands (JB, Johnny Walker, DYC, Habana Club, Brugal and Pampero). If the drink in question is rotgut, a skull and cross bones will be displayed on the LCD.

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6 comments… add one
  • August 13, 2009, 8:18 am

    i really need to get my hands on that 😀

  • Ricky Spears August 13, 2009, 11:43 am

    Now if someone will create a device like this to detect rohypnol in your drink…. Maybe other drugs too.

  • carly August 13, 2009, 4:00 pm

    That is awesome. Could be useful in determining if the bar is screwing you with cheap booze!

  • Mark August 13, 2009, 5:51 pm

    A few years ago I took a business trip to Bulgaria. Bar owners were cutting their liquor with all kinds of stuff. Sometimes dangerous substances that could make one very ill. This could find a good market there. At the advice of the businessmen who visited I traveled no where alone. This is the only place I’ve traveled where I felt that way.

  • Blacknimbus August 13, 2009, 6:18 pm

    More than a few Russians have gone blind or died from adulterated drinks.

  • Eric September 15, 2009, 1:15 am

    You spelled “Havana Club” – “Habana Club”

    You my friend, are an idiot

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