A weapon against bag snatchers

Sensors will make sure you know where your luggage is

Even though we fully acknowledge our unusual paranoia about anything involving airport security , we think normal people may benefit from something like this too.

Bag Snatcher Alarm
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The "Bag Snatcher Alarm" might be worth the $72 investment if you've ever had a momentary panic attack when separated from your luggage at a terminal counter or hotel lobby, however briefly. The concept is simple: You attach a signal transmitter to your suitcase or bag, then affix the receiver to your keychain, clothing or forehead. If the two devices are ever separated by more than 2 to 5 meters, the receiver will emit a loud beep. (Just pray that there aren't any trigger-happy security guards in the immediate vicinity.)

For items that you're willing to let stray more than a few feet away--like whining kids--you may want to consider the " Loc8tor ."

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.


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