The creators of this device designed it to identify if your drink has been spiked. Yikes. Anywho, it’s intended to be similar in size to a pack of gum, and can be dunked into a drink, blinking red after a few seconds if a contaminant is found. According to founder J. David Wilson, the hardware uses the same technology that the US DEA has employed for years, just shrunk down to a smaller size. Once dunked into your drink, the pd.id collects a small sample, analyzing its density, resistance and temperature to determine if a foreign agent, like rohypnol, has been introduced.

The Personal Drink ID aims to have the gear on sale within six months, priced at $75. The hardware is reusable, so it could be employed to keep you safe throughout a night at the club. Wilson and his colleagues haven’t talked about how easy it’ll be to shrink the technology down, or how accurate the unit will be when it launches though. It IS however, a great idea. It’s sad that there is a need to begin with but…

Tiny device aims to tell you if your drink has been spiked.