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PNY ThinkSafe Laptop Locking System (P-TSUL1-RB)

by PNY
3.9 out of 5 stars 123 customer reviews
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  • 6ft High Carbon Steel Cable with combination lock
  • 4 Links, 3 Hardened Stainless Steel Hinge-Links, 1 Cast Steel Slot-Link
  • Includes Travel Pouch
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Product Description

The PNY ThinkSafe Portable Laptop Locking System safely secures your Laptop, Ultrabook, or MacBook via your device's hinge or built-in slot. The patented hinge-locking and patent-pending slot-locking designs utilize Hinge-Link & Slot-Link technology, providing a secure and universal fit. Plus, the factory installed 4-digit combination code grants the ultimate in security.

Product Information

Technical Details

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Brand Name PNY
Item model number P-TSUL1-RB
Hardware Platform Pc
Operating System Windows
Item Weight 8 ounces
Product Dimensions 4.8 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 4.75 x 6.5 x 1.25 inches
Color Black, Metallic
Optical Drive Type Brand New with Manufacturer Warranty

Additional Information

ASIN B0093HNUSA
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 123 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #24,340 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#109 in Computers & Accessories > Laptop Accessories > Security Locks
Shipping Weight 9.9 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available August 29, 2012

Warranty & Support

Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Customer Reviews

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Style Name: Macbook
1. You cannot use this with a Mac Air because it requires considerable force to insert it between the hinge and screen distorting the hinge and probably voiding any warranty claims relating to the hinge.
2. When you do manage to get it inserted, it does not allow your Mac to sit flat anymore, it actually raises it by approx 1cm so now your Mac wobbles from side to side.
3. The first two are annoying but bearable, but the 3rd issue is you can you crack the combination whilst blindfold in less than 30 secs. Simply squeeze the locked lock and rotate the numbers starting with the first digit. It is obvious when you get the right digit. Then repeat for the remaining digits, with the 3rd and 4th often 'clicking' into place audibly!!!

Wat is the point of a lock which may void your warranty, makes your laptop unusable, and can be cracked in less than 30 secs

DO NOT BUY THIS!!!
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Style Name: Macbook
PROS:

The only cable lock solution available (that I could find) for MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Includes velcro ties and good quality carrying pouch for storage / transport.

Includes adapter for use with standard Kensington slot devices.

CONS

More tedious to setup than standard Kensington slot lock (although Apple bears the brunt of the blame here)

Will require most people to use tools to fit the metal plate to their laptop hinge mechanism before first use.

Will cause nicks and scratches to the laptop unless tape is applied to the part that rubs against the lid.

DETAILS

This lock is a good idea in theory. I practice, at the very least it provides the equivalent security that any Kensington-slot based cable would provide, which is to say it's fine as a deterrent for opportunity thieves. In many situations it is still much better than using nothing at all, but it won't prevent an experienced and prepared thief from taking your laptop if no one is watching it for long enough.

The little metal plates looked flimsy on pictures, but now that I've seen the real thing, I'm fairly confident that someone would need to be carrying the right tools to break through the lock without causing major damage to the laptop. (Or know some way to "crack" a combination lock, which I'm sure exists too)

It's also the only option I could find that provides the same portability and flexibility as any other cable lock but works with a MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Unfortunately, the unusual design comes with new problems you don't usually run into with cable locks.
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Style Name: Macbook Verified Purchase
If you're looking for a theft deterrent for your retina Macbook this is a good option. I have the 15" rMBP but this should also work with 13" rMPB models.

Before purchasing this specific PNY model, I reviewed several others. Here's a brief overview of my observations:
* The laptop lock adapter made by Snake~Chicago also looked like a good option but the fact that I'd be sticking metal rods into my USB and SD ports was a bit worrisome.
* The MacBook PRO with retina display LOCK by Noble (a plastic case with a Kensington) is expensive ($70), will add bulk to your rMBP and will take away from the aesthetic of the rMBP.

I should stress that this as well as other laptop locks are only a deterrent. A determined thief with a wire cutter could probably get around this quickly. With that said, this will most likely stop opportunistic thefts.
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Style Name: Macbook
For my mid-2012 Macbook Pro (non-retina), this lock is pretty good. Both sizes of metal band fit well enough under the display; in my case the smaller one fit more snugly. However, sticking a little piece of metal under the display makes me nervous about scratches and hand smudges. Also, it is not convenient to leave that piece of metal in all the time, because it protrudes downward enough to stop the laptop from sitting flat. That leads to the second, more traditional option of using this lock with the Pro's security slot. That's what I plan to do most of the time.

I tried the same lock on the Air (bought new in October 2012), and neither metal band fit under the hinge -- I tried being a little forceful and was rewarded only with a disturbing cracking sound. The fact that the hinge lock does not work for the Air is a problem because the Air does not come with a security slot, and a security slot can only be added to the Air by buying a bulky outer case.

Out of curiosity I tried the hinge lock on a 2007 Macbook and the fit is OK, but the band moves up and down when I open and close the display

In summary, this lock fits the newest security slots but seems hit or miss when it comes to fitting under the hinge of Macbooks.
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Style Name: Macbook Verified Purchase
I believe that this is a better idea than a case added onto the computer. And for this good price, I have to say, this product does a good enough job. I'm trying to lock my 15'' mackbook pro with retina display. the only issue is that the angle of the link is a little bit awkward. When I put the computer directly on my desk, I found it very likely that the lip of the link will scratch my computer. In order to prevent this from happening, I wrapped the lip with 3M magic tape and I feel safe now. Since I put the computer on a stand most of the time, it is not a big problem for me. But I really hope the manufacturer could find a even better solution in the future versions. And the manufacture made the code of the lock unchangeable, a design I don't really appreciate. Another thing is that the lock itself could be made smaller. At present, it's a little bulky.
Anyway, I think this is the best lock for now if you don't want to add an additional plastic dock.
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