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on July 1, 2012
Greetings - I bought this safe for my daughter while away in college for important papers and for her laptop for when she is not carrying it. This item assembles easily and seems very sturdy. After assembly, I cleaned it out with 409 and a wipe to get all the normal manufacturing and shipping dust from it. This safe is pleasantly much larger than I originally thought but does meet the dimensional specs (I didn't pay too close attention to these at first). It rolls nicely and the lock and top are pretty secure. My daughter even likes it so there will be a chance that it will get used while in school.

The only negative, and it is a very small one, is that the carabiner method to lock the two cable ends inside the safe is not secure. The holes that the cable pass through in the bottom are large enough that one could get a finger inside and manipulate the carabiner open and slide the cable off. If the holes were much smaller, this would not be an issue, but then one might not be able to get a couple of power cables inside for charging a cell phone and/or laptop. My solution was to simply use a small key lock instead of the carabiner to lock the two cables together. The key to the key lock could simply be taped to the inside of the safe out of reach.

Having said that, we used an alternate locking mechanism versus looping the provided cable through something secure. We felt that it might be nice to have a longer reach cable setup, so we simply looped one end of the cable through the bed frame in her room, passing the entire length of the cable through that end loop, then locked the other end of the cable to the two holes in the bottom of the safe. The lock flops easily outside of the safe but I don't see this as an issue. If anyone truly wants the contents of the safe, they could cut the cable and carry the safe away.

So, I'd give this item a 99/100. It is simple, as secure as any cable holding it, and provides plenty of interior storage for papers and valuable items. Just use a lock instead of the carabiner and it should be fine.
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on August 12, 2013
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I hope my experience is isolated, but when I first received this and opened this, a piece of plastic came shooting out and flew clear across the room. I'm glad it didn't hit my eye! After retrieving the plastic piece, I realized it was the back-most hinge-pin for the safe. There's a metal piece, maybe 1 inch long that is spring loaded to fit into the plastic piece. There are 2 of the 1" metal pieces and 3" long plastic hinge-pins. This means that at each corner of the hinge is about 1/2" worth of metal, held in place by a 3" long piece of plastic. This means if you defeat either of the two plastic-hinge-pins, the cover comes off!

Since the entire safe is really just plastic, a simple flat headed screwdriver pried at the back hinge would just pop the plastic-hinge-pins out. Sure the lock mechanism seems to be riveted and surrounded by metal, but the plastic-hinge-pins are the weak point.

You wouldn't have a safe unless you were putting something of value in it, whether it was jewelry, a birth certificate or even a $1k laptop. This is pretty false security at a high price.

For 1/3 the price of this item, any locking storage box (found on Amazon) (also slim to fit under a bed) would suffice and be made of metal. Some Masterlock padlocks would work even better.

For the price, 2 stars is fair. To keep an honest person (but not a professional) honest, then yes, this safe is adequate, but you can keep honest people honest for 1/3 the price with a locking storage box and padlocks.
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The ERC4Kids Lock and roll Portable Under-Bed Personal Safe is a plastic lockable box that will keep honest people honest. I would not call it a "safe" or expect it to protect important valuables.

You can see from the pictures that once you attach the wheels (with the awful green caps), you can roll this box under a bed. This does make it convenient. There is also a metal cable with carabiner that you can loop through two holes in the bottom of the box and secure it to something. Unfortunately, this does not really make the box secure.

The problem lies in the lock itself. It is a pretty cheap lock that can be bypassed fairly easily. It is an extremely easy lock to pick. It doesn't take much at all to open it. And if you don't want to take the few seconds that it takes to pick this lock, you can use a large screw driver or small pry bar and just break it open. (Actually, I can even break it open with just my hands, but I didn't want to actually break it because I'm going to let my daughter use it for toys and stuff.) This box is very easy to break into. I saw reviews with people discussing the cable, when in fact it is the lock itself that is super weak on this box.

For a storage box that can be anchored to something in order to keep honest people honest, this is an okay plastic box. However, it is pretty expensive for something that won't protect the contents from fire or water, nor from someone who wants to open the box without the key. (It even says don't place near high heat or moisture.) For young kids to lock up some of their toys and things that are not really "valuable" except to them, this would be okay. But again, a bit pricy for a toy box.

As someone who teaches people to be safe, including college students with my college programs, I can't recommend this as something to keep your belongings and valuables safe. It doesn't protect the contents from fire, water or theft, it's just too easy to break into.
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on March 2, 2014
Use this for storing all those things that we don't want the kid to find. Works well and hides under the bed making it easy to get too. Has a convenient cable to attach itself under the bed to insure it is not removed..
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on October 20, 2013
This is just the right size for my son's dorm room. It holds his regular sized laptop and any other electronics he wants to keep under lock and key. It goes under his bed with ease due to the wheels. I searched and searched this summer and honestly considered a big trunk with a padlock. That would have been way to bulky for his small room and not to mention he is on the 3rd floor (with stairs only). This fit the bill and we are very happy with the purchase.
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on June 16, 2014
This is actually used for lets be nice here...for adult storage needs. Fits nicely under bed and plenty large enough. Lock works fine.,though we're not stashing gold or anything! Just things children need not see. So overall, great buy!
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on May 30, 2013
Sturdy and lightweight. The lock can easily be manipulated open (especially if you have long fingers), so if you're getting this, I'd recommend getting a small padlock to prevent any theft. There are two keys, and the main lock opens nicely.
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on November 11, 2014
Great idea and exactly what I was looking for, except...

The color of the box is atrocious and the wheels are even uglier. It is not such a big deal because it hides under a bed all day, but it just looks cheap.

The biggest drawback, however, is the cheap non-standard lock they used in conjunction with the proprietary lock bracket. This prevents you from easily replacing key lock with something useful like a Combi-cam numeric lock. Who needs yet another set of keys to keep track of! You need another hiding spot just for the keys!

Too bad about the locking mechanism, because this product is well built and otherwise a great idea!
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on October 5, 2013
At first I did not consider this item - the name says kids and I was looking for something for my college student. I can't image why a child would need this item. It is perfect for the college student. It is very sturdy and grownup looking. It can hold, a laptop and a tablet, a netbook, a 3DS and many games, a MP3 player and noise cancelling headphones, a camera and still had room for more electronics. College students bring so many pricey items to college and they need a secure place to store them. It probably is not going to keep a really determined thief out, but certainly will pose enough of a deterrent for someone looking for an easy target.
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VINE VOICEon November 20, 2013
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I gave this safe to a friend's daughter who was going away to college. It's been useful to her because there aren't so many safe places to put valuables in a dorm room. That said, I wasn't terribly impressed with this item. As other reviewers have mentioned, the lock is not very secure. It's fine if you're just trying to keep a less-than-honest roommate from picking through your things, but it's only "sort of, kind of" secure. Good for what it is, but it seems they could have made it a lot more secure with minimal effort/expense.
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