One nice surprise in the recent upgrade of iOS for iPad is that Find My iPhone, which used to require a paid MobileMe subscription.. is now free on any iOS 4.2 device.
This includes my iPad and iPod Touch. It should be available as a separate download from the App Store in the near future...log in with either your MobileMe or Apple ID, and you can locate your missing device on a map and have it display a message, play a sound, or even remotely wipe data and lock it if there is no hope in retrevial.
As with the paid feature, you'll be able to locate your device on a map, lock it, display a message, play a sound, or remotely wipe your data from any browser or the updated iOS app, which went live today along with iOS 4.2.1 for iPad.
This is great news for me...but not for MobileMe, which just lost its biggest selling point. But oh well! All you'll need to do is download the new software update and then grab the Find My iPhone app.
Find Your iPhone or iPad (Apple)