I wish my mother had put one of these in my lunchbox as a kid. From the Boston Business Journal:
Best Buy Co. Inc. will sell a GPS device that parents can use to track their child’s location.
The Minnesota-based electronics retailer is marketing the product, called Little Buddy, under its in-house brand, Insignia. The gadget is priced at $99 and is sized to fit “easily into a backpack, lunchbox or other receptacle,” according to Best Buy’s (NYSE: BBY) Web site.
The product has the ability to alert parents via a text message when their child moves outside a “designated area,” such as school, during a particular time of day. Parents can monitor a child’s location using a cell phone or computer.
I would have hung my Little Buddy around the neck of the family cat. Better yet, I would have attached it to a balloon.