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Uh, Wanted? Harvard Prof Invents A Caffeine Inhaler

David Edwards invented something that might actually come in handy, especially among Red Bull-pounding college kids. Introducing caffeine you inhale.

Uh, Wanted? Harvard Prof Invents A Caffeine Inhaler

Remember David Edwards, the Harvard professor who gets paid to make zany gadgets like smokable chocolate and plant-based air purifiers–stuff that’s both totally cool and completely useless? He’s back, only this time he’s invented something that might actually come in handy, especially among Red Bull-pounding college kids. Introducing caffeine you inhale.

Aeroshot Pure Energy is a slim, pocket-sized tube that works like an asthma inhaler. Pull on the little button gently, and the tube opens up at one end, allowing you to inhale a puff of light, caffeinated powder that dissolves instantly in your mouth.

Each puff contains 100 milligrams of caffeine, roughly equivalent to a tall mocha at Starbucks, and each tube has 6-8 shots inside. Unlike a Starbucks mocha, it’s calorie-free, and it won’t give you horrid coffee breath. And unlike your average energy drink, it meets TSA regulations. Though personally, a big jolt of caffeine is the last thing I want when I’m boarding an airplane.

AeroShot will be available in Boston and New York in January, for a price of about $2.50 per tube.

About the author

Suzanne LaBarre is the editor of Co.Design. Previously, she was the online content director of Popular Science and has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Newsday, I.D.

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