Next time some loser tries to grab your Macbook Pro and run while you are up refilling your coffee, you can give them a real shock with the iAlertU Alarm. It is special software that takes advantage of the built-in motion sensor in the Macbook Pro. Once the alarm is set, a loud alarm will sound and the screen will flash when someone tries to grab it. The alarm can only be turned off with a password, or with the remote. The alarm overrides the mute button, so your regular computing practices don’t have to be changed. Future models of the iAlertU are planned to include camera integration so you can get a look at the bad guy and user selectable sensitivity.
No word as yet on the price and availability of the iAlertU. It seems like a decent idea if you are worried about security (and who isn’t?). I still worry about the same thing with this that I do with all alarms for notebooks. When it goes off, the thief will be surprised and would likely drop it in shock. Having the notebook dropped on the floor would be better than having it stolen, but it still isn’t good.