Looked like the same thing #6 had in her purse when she was visiting Baltar at his home on Caprica in the mini.
Definitely one of the same devices, and I've been wondering lately why they haven't brought that thread back up; its been a good while that they've left it almost forgotten. Maybe the thing won't turn out to be as big a deal as we think...or maybe it'll be something bigger & they're saving it for a big surprise climax?
Either way, I still think #Six is all in Baltar's imagination....
Could be a red herring. Or some Colonial equivalent of a red herring, as in a fish designed to distract people. ;D
If Six is in Baltar's imagination (i.e. sans implanted chip or some such thing) does that mean he's a)delusional through spending too much time in scientific labs amongst all those funny chemicals b)experiencing a kind of manifestation of his guilt complex c)a raving lunatic d)sorely in need of a real girlfriend? ;D
Or of course e)all of the above...
"But sir...if we fire bits of iron at those people we might make holes in them and SPOIL them." - Private Godfrey
We know the Cylons have a plan and the fleet is a part of this plan. The fleet must do the things that are in the plan to make the plan sucessful. Baltar is heavily influenced by Number6 and I think she know the plan. I think this objects are part of the plan. When the fleet don't make that which is in the plan or Six' influence isn't sucessful they would destroy the fleet with this object. It could be a knew kind of bomb which is very effective, so the Cylons need only some of these bombs to destroy the hole fleet.