MobileMe Will Find or Erase Your Missing iPadS

Now MobileMe will not only find or erase your lost or stolen iPhone, but your iPad as well. We're not sure just how well the $99/year service will work when it comes to finding Wi-Fi only devices, but there's hope.

It seems that as long as the iPad is connected to a Wi-Fi network, you should be able to discover its approximate location or have it receive a remote wipe command. Things should of course be simpler with the 3G version of the device.

As someone who's recently been forced to resort to using MobileMe's remote wipe function on a stolen iPhone, I'm a bit biased about the service despite its pricey subscription cost. But—together with the included contact, bookmark, and email syncing—having a remote wipe and Find My iPad option seems worth it. [Apple via ArsTech via TUAW]