AL6000 Pro Professional Breathalyser
This Andatech AL6000 Pro Professional Breathalyser allows you to check your blood alcohol level before stepping inside your car.
- Easy operation, two breathalyser modes, it could save you from losing your licence
- Too bulky to carry around in your pocket, a wee bit pricey
The Andatech AL6000 Pro Professional Breathalyser does exactly what it says on the tin. It's fast, user-friendly and Australian Standard certified. If you're a regular social drinker, it's definitely worth the pennies.
Price$ 180.00 (AUD)
Drinking to the point of inebriation isn’t big, hard or clever — but we’re all three, which makes us duly qualified to test the Andatech AL6000 Pro Professional Breathalyser. As its name implies, this portable battery-operated gadget is a personal breathalyser that allows you to check your blood alcohol content during [a night of responsible drinking — Ed].
Whether your tipple of choice is [Diet Coke — Ed.] or harder stuff like [chocolate ice-cream sundaes — Ed.], it’s easy to creep over the legal limit without realising it. This is where the Andatech AL6000 Pro Professional Breathalyser comes in. Unlike most breathalyser products, the unit is Australian Standard Certified, which means you don't have to translate the data to match local guidelines. Provided you’re sober enough to read the LED display, you’ll never misjudge your level of [non — Ed.] intoxication again.
The Andatech AL6000 Pro Professional Breathalyser comes equipped with an advanced semiconductor sensor with a 99.99 per cent BAC accuracy guarantee. While this might sound fine and dandy, it’s important to note that it only takes an extra .01 per cent to fall outside the legal driving limit (e.g. a reading of .05 per cent could actually be .06 per cent). Caution is therefore advised. On the plus side, the device can be sent back to the manufacturer for recalibration if you think the results are getting iffy.
Anyone who has been pulled over by a police breathalyser squad will be instantly familiar with how the AL6000 works. You simply plug in one of the plastic mouth pieces, power up the device, wait for the beep and blow. After five seconds, the device will beep again to indicate that it’s time to stop blowing. Your reading will then appear on the red LED display. It’s not rocket science (which is just as well, given the number of drunks out there).
Naturally, there was considerable office debate over who would get to ‘test’ the Andatech AL6000 Pro Professional Breathalyser, fuelled by a misinformed belief that all expenses incurred could be charged back to the company. As it turns out, our paymasters would prefer to avoid public endorsements of binge drinking, which meant we had to buy our own [ginger — Ed.] beer. Tsk.
To test the device, we conducted a not-very-scientific experiment which consisted of [consuming one standard drink — Ed.] and seeing how long it took us to [fall down drunk. No, hang on. — Ed]. While we couldn’t swear to it, the AL6000’s readings seemed to accurately reflect our level of sobriety, or lack thereof. The device's BAC range goes all the way up to 0.40 per cent.
The AL6000 Pro Professional Breathalyser offers two separate modes of operation; fast and normal. The fast mode merely indicates whether your blood alcohol level is Zero, Low or High, while the normal mode gives an exact reading. In addition to ensuring you get home safely, the AL6000 Pro Professional Breathalyser can be used to settle important social issues, such as which of your friends is the cheapest drunk. You can also use it to gauge the duplicity of your beer-goggles before approaching that smiling fuzzy shape at the bar. At $180, the AL6000 isn't exactly cheap, but it's the only product we've tested that may save you from losing your licence — or even your life.
With dimensions of 137x73x44mm, the AL6000 Pro Professional Breathalyser isn’t really something you can carry around in your pocket for impromptu party tricks. However, it should fit inside a cluttered glove box without any problem. A faux-leather carry pouch is also included in the sales package, complete with a dinky pocket for spare mouth pieces.
All up, the Andatech AL6000 Pro Professional Breathalyser is a responsible little device that won’t cost you an arm or a leg (insert 'legless' joke here). If you’re a regular social drinker, it will definitely make a worthwhile investment. [And remember folks, drink responsibly! — Ed.]
Join the PC World newsletter!
UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker
Epson EcoTank Expression ET-2500
Everki ContemPRO Roll Top Laptop Backpack
Linksys AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit router
Smart LED Bulb LB130
Samsung portable 1TB T3 drive
Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop
Belkin MIXIT Metallic Lightning to USB Cable
Lexar® Portable SSD
Acer Swift 7
Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive
Google Daydream VR headset
Logitech G403 Prodigy mouse
3SIXT Ultra HD Sports Action Camera
Huawei Mate 9
HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450
HP Pavilion x360 13”
Garmin Fenix Chronos smartwatch
Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Blade 28 backpack by Arc’teryx
Dell Inspiron 5000 series 2-in-1
Surface Pro 4
Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards
Dell XPS 13 laptop
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- 2 ZTE Axon 7 review: Is ZTE dumping old stock on Australia?
- 3 Oppo R9s smartphone full review
- 4 Huawei Nova Plus smartphone review
- 5 Google Pixel XL full, in-depth smartphone review: Phones just got smarter
Latest News Articles
- IBM's hub for wearables could have you out of the hospital faster
- HoloLens Spectator View makes it easier to show off AR creations
- Lenovo's ThinkPad P71 will work with HTC, Oculus VR headsets
- Google revamps Voice with long overdue makeover, new features
- Mozilla's new corporate logo evokes URL lingo
PCW Evaluation Team
I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.
Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!
For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
- How to quit Pokemon Go (or to start enjoying it again)
- Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- Time to ditch Foxtel and the iQ3: How to replace Foxtel packages with cheaper alternatives
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- FTSenior Java DeveloperNSW
- FTSenior Functional Consultant - Data Analytics - TelcoVIC
- FTData Conversion LeadNSW
- TPBusiness Analyst - PeopleSoft HR/Payroll ProjectVIC
- TPOracle Consultant - CC&BQLD
- FTDigital Sales Account Manager - Global BrandNSW
- FTMicrosoft Dynamics AX Technical ArchitectQLD
- TPDigital Process Business Analyst - Digital Transformation**NSW
- CCDesktop Engineer l WollongongNSW
- CCLevel 1/2 SAP Support AnalystACT
- CCSQL Database Administrator (DBA)NSW
- CCSenior Project Manager - ApplicationsNSW
- CCTransport Planner - GIS SpecialistNSW
- CCDesktop Engineer l WollongongNSW
- TPSenior IT Business AnalystNSW
- TPInstructional Designer | DETQLD
- FTJunior Software Engineer - Positive Vetting, NV2 or NV1 requiredSA
- TPTechnical Report EditorQLD
- CCSenior Project Coordinator - Banking/Financial ServicesNSW
- TPSenior Network EngineerWA
- TPBusiness AnalystACT
- CCNetwork ArchitectWA
- CCWindows AdministratorACT
- CCLevel 2 IT Service DeskQLD
- FTSenior Software Engineer x 2 - Adelaide Based (PV, NV2 or NV1 required)QLD