By Evan Ackerman
I don’t personally carry around a purse, but I know people who do (generally, female people). And somehow they manage to stuff all 9 bazillion of their most precious possessions inside. Losing the thing (or having it stolen) then turns into something of a huge deal, so for you absentminded purse people are these Light Bags. They come in a number of fake designer styles, and as their name suggests they contain an interior lighting system that’s activated by the heat of your hand when you reach into the bag, but they also have integrated GPS tracking devices.
The GPS uses Wherify to pinpoint its location and communicate with you via cellphone, and it can also be used as a personal alarm. This service will run you $15 per month (first two months free) in addition to the cost of the bag, which starts at $150. It seems a little steep to me, but if you buy a first edition bag and keep it for 10 years, you’ll get a $1000 rebate check. ‘Course, by that time, the bag will have gone from techy and trendy all the way through the fashion spectrum to old and busted, and you won’t need the GPS anymore since you’ll know exactly where the bag is at all times: in a shoebox at the bottom of your closet.