The likelihood of carrying a personal locator beacon is directly proportionate to the size of the PLB; in other words, the more convenient it is to carry and use, the more likely you are to wear it. With that fact in mind, Ocean Signal has introduced the rescueME PLB, a tiny (the manufacturer says it's 30-percent smaller than the next-smallest PLB) unit with a hefty (seven-year) battery life, an integrated GPS with 66-channel capability (for extremely rapid signal acquisition), and one-hand operation. Even after the 24-hour satellite transmit time, the rescueME will continue to assist rescuers because the PLB's homing beacon and strobe light will continue to operate. The rescueMe is waterproof but doesn't float. It comes with a detachable floating lanyard, but it's really meant to be mounted on a PFD, attached via the included rubber mounting strap. Ocean Signal is awaiting final approval from the FCC before releasing the unit for sale in the United States, but it expects that to happen as soon as this spring. Retail pricing on the rescueME slides in line with the other offerings in that market at $250.