It was early September and the WhatGear team were thirsty for a new challenge, and also a few pints. AV Dave and The GamesMaster (Troy) met up with Claire from AlcoDigital to test out some of latest of their personal consumer Breathalysers. Not before shooting a quick 360 Video in London Kings Cross. So if you have never been there, the video to your right should be doubly interesting. Use the on screens controls to pan around.

During the filming of this WhatGear AlcoDigital Challenge we aimed to highlight the importance of Alcohol awareness. Not to encourage drinking to yourself into the abyss, then going for a kebab most of which will miss your mouth and end up on the pavement, followed by forgetting how you got home. At this point I cannot confirm or deny that that is was happened. You will have to watch this WhatGear Challenge to See!

Key Features

  • Optional mouthpiece; blow directly onto the sensor for a quick check or use a mouthpiece for greater accuracy
  • Long battery life with 'Power Save' mode.
  • Easy to read backlit LCD display. 
  • Pocket (or handbag!) size

Not to be confused with the earlier model of the AL2500 (also sold as the AL2500 Prime) the new AL2500 Elite has upgraded sensor module and most importantly, the optional use of a mouthpiece to ensure a proper sample. Small, light weight and compact - small enough to easily carry in your pocket supplied with 3 mouth piece tubes & instructions.

The AL2500 Elite is available direct from AlcoDigital for the very reasonable price of £39.95 inc VAT. Additional mouthpieces are also available either when you buy the breathalyser or are also available separately on the AlcoDigital website.

An important point to remember about using these devices is firstly the results you see should only ever be used as a guide and they are really geared towards being used for the morning after, secondly if you do want to use this during when a trip to the pub you will need to wait for about 20 minutes after your last sip of alcohol before you use the device to allow for the most accurate reading and also to prevent damaging the device. But in all cases the correct choice should be to drive on a ZERO, so if there is any doubt why chance it - don't get behind that wheel!


  • A great entry level breathalyser - gives a good indication of blood/alcohol levels.
  • Uses standard AA batteries - that are available pretty much everywhere! 
  • Small enough to carry in your pocket or purse.


  • Uses semi-conductor technology which is not as accurate as other Fuel Cell breathalysers available.

 Size 105mm x 45mm x 25mm
 Weight 118 grams inc batteries
 Sensor: Semiconductor gas sensor
 Response time: 15sec
 Warm up time: 30 sec
 Recovery time 20sec
 Battery life: Over 200 tests
 Battery Type: 2 "AA" alkaline
 Accuracy ±0.02% @ 0.05% BAC
 Display range: 0.02 ~ 0.15% 
 Display: 2-Digit LCD

Note: The specifications above relate to laboratory conditions and may not be replicated in general use. Do not drink and drive. If in doubt, do not drive or carry out any actions where your abilities or judgement may be impaired by the consumption of Alcohol.

"Check yourself before you wreck yourself!" - the GamesMaster

If you would like to buy one of these great little devices AlcoDigital have very kindly given you lucky readers a discount code that will entitle you to 10% off this or any of the semi-conductor range available from AlcoDigital. Simply enter the code WG10 in the checkout.

                                                                Don’t Drink & Drive   .                                                            The  only  safe limit is ZER0.

                                                             Don’t Drink & Drive.
                               The only safe limit is ZER0.