Computer: Storage: Removable
Mewing Thumb   (+9)  [vote for, against]
I'm lost! Get me out of here!

I propose a small modification to a standard thumb drive. The thumb will contain a watch battery and a simple speaker. The speaker will start mewing like a small lost kitten whenever *both* of the following conditions are met:

1. the temperature falls below a certain level for more than five minutes (indicating that the drive is no longer in the top pocket of my shirt)
2. the drive is not plugged in.

This will improve its chances of being rescued from the washing basket before being laundered.
-- pertinax, Mar 15 2008

stuff that gets sad when stolen stuff_20that_20gets_20sad_20when_20stolen
Reminds me of this classic. [jutta, Mar 15 2008]

This is possibly the most brilliant idea I've come across on the HB for several days. It's worrying. [+]
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 15 2008

The option of loading one of a number of short sounds would be good.
Some of these drives work fine even after laundering. Or so I've been told.
-- Amos Kito, Mar 15 2008

I worry about what [wax] would say.
-- po, Mar 15 2008

-- Amos Kito, Mar 15 2008

It would however annoy the crap out of your coworkers every time you left it on your desk and wandered away. Plus your dog would eat it.
-- marklar, Mar 16 2008

random, halfbakery