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The device signals when it is dropped
When the accelerometer detects that the device is in freefall, it generates the sound of a bloodcurling scream.
And maybe says "ouch" if there is a subsequent large impact. Possibly also keeps murmuring "I'm over here!" if it detects that no one is picking it up. (And "Thanks" when it does get picked up.)
This will help me know when my phone has fallen out of my pocket/clip. It can also lock the device after a fall, in case someone unfriendly picks it up (and displays an owner message).
That also brings up the interesting screen-lock method of throwing it up in the air.
Continual use of accelerometer hardware. Could be embarrassing.