REI: SPOT II Satellite GPS Messenger
This past decade was full of fabulous technological innovations (the ever-evolving iPod, the iPhone, netbooks, Macs that run Windows, cellphones that do everything but cook dinner for you). But the one you may never need is the one that most impressed me. SPOT is for those who veer off the well-beaten path, flying by the seat of their pants in the remotest of locations. It is designed to, and already has, saved lives. Way cool.