CES New: SPOT satellite messenger, saving your lost butt for $99 a year

It's getting dark, it's starting to snow, and you could have sworn that you left the car just over that ridge. Suddenly you realize that your impromptu idea of taking a hike in the Sierras in January was not a good idea at all. You're lost. You're going to die.

Or maybe not. You whip out your SPOT and send out a 911 emergency call. Rescuers are on the way. SPOT — think of it as a personal LoJack. Around the world, independent of cell coverage, SPOT taps into the GPS system to determine your location, and transmits it to the outside world. Is your life worth $170 for the unit, and a $99 yearly fee? Seriously, how much is your life worth? Let us know.