|Item model number||K64562US|
|Item Weight||4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||1.4 x 8 x 9 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||1.38 x 8 x 9 inches|
Kensington K64562US Ultra ComboSaver Combination Notebook Computer Lock
|Price:||$27.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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- 6-ft long, 5.5mm thick coated carbon tempered steel cable for extra security
- Slim-profile lock attaches to 99% of notebooks with superior locking strength
- Simple to set combination with easy view window, and comfort grip dials
- 10,000 personalized combination codes
- SAFE-tested for greater security and peace of mind
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Top Customer Reviews
The hardware appears to be well made.
Operation is ridiculously easy, once you know how.
In my experience, the lock has worked flawlessly.
It is a great deal for the price (about $10 with free shipping on orders >$25 for the coiled version at the time of this writing).
You really need three children-size hands to operate the lock (one to hold the computer, one to hold the lock body, and one to push the button and/or spin the dials. Fortunately, it is possible, to operate the lock with two normal-size hands.
Although operation is ridiculously simple, the multilingual supplied "instructions" (actually just several labeled diagrams) are far from clear. Worse, the "instructions" are intimidating. Moreover the instructions don't tell you how to unlock the lock. I strongly suspect that nearly all of the negative reviews are from purchasers who were justifiably confused and frustrated with the undecipherable "instruction cartoons". I'm sure that most purchasers, if supplied with good instructions, would be very happy with their purchase of the Kensington Combosaver Portable Computer Lock.
Okay, my instructions (below) are very wordy, for the sake of clarity.Read more ›
1. Overall Design/Construction
This lock has a six feet long cable that is quite thick, enough to deter casual would-be thieves who cruise coffee shops with cable cutters. The lock itself is made of stainless steel and ia about two inches long. One nice design feature is that the part of the lock that attaches to the cable can actually swivel in a complete circle. This is fantastic because it allows you to have the cable face forwards or backwards when attached to your notebook. The four number dials are easy to turn and there is a nice rubber piece at the end of the lock that faces your notebook, preventing scratching by the lock. One reviewer complained that the lock does not attach flush with the notebook surface, but I think it is better having a little bit of slack otherwise it would be easy to damage the notebook or the security slot if the lock were pressed down or to the side.
2. Piece of Mind
I feel great leaving my notebook for quick restroom or food/drink trips. The only way to get this lock off would be to cut through the fairly thick cable, and that isn't happening unless you are really careless or leave it alone for a considerable duration of time. That said, it's clearly just a deterrent and a highly motivated thief could probably force it off the notebook since the lock is fairly lock, meaning that it could be grasped and leverage applied to pry it off the notebook (which would cause destruction of the security lock of course).
3. Combination and Not Key Locking
Yes, it's great not having to carry a lock around!
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My two complaints:
1) The lock uses a different method of attaching to the Kensington security slot on my notebook. I had only seen the 'scissor' type locks that are collapsed when unlocked and expand to hold in the slot when you push the button. This lock, however, uses a different approach: it has a 'T' shaped piece that fits within the slot. You rotate the 'T' then, if the combination is correct, you can push the button in. Two other metal pieces come out and fill the top and bottom parts of the slot that were exposed after turning the 'T'. It seems to me that you could forcefully turn the pieces back out of the slot without unlocking the lock. This may be the case for the 'scissor' type locks as well though.
2) The lock has 4 digits that make up a combination. When you turn the last digit into place, the button on the end pops out and the two pieces retract. I claim that this is a fault because of the automatic way that the button pops out. Essentially this nullifies the last digit, making it a three digit lock. If one tries to brute-force the combination, they only have to spin the last digit and see if the button pops out. This makes it much easier to guess the combination.
Keep these two points in mind when considering purchasing this product.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Still using it six years later. It does it what it is supposed to do.Published 17 months ago by Shannon_AK
I rather not take the risk, and see what would happen if I didn't have this in my hotel. So better to be safe than not...Published on October 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This lock is a pain from beginning to end. You'd think it would be quick, but it's not, and, worse, once we wanted to take it off it refused to come off, even though we're using... Read morePublished on October 9, 2011 by Robert R.
This lock is junk. One of the two we got arrived inoperable. Wish we'd opened it before return period ended. Fifty percent failure rate is too high. Read morePublished on September 16, 2011 by Xerxes
I agree with the other reviewers in that the initial set-up was a bit confusing, but it doesn't take long to figure it out. Read morePublished on August 22, 2011 by Julie
I noted the difficulty some users had with this lock. After carefully studying the mechanics of the lock, instructions and reviews I had no problems. Read morePublished on August 14, 2011 by Thomas G. Montgomery
This product stinks! Trying to reset the combo on the lock is like pulling teeth! Instructions that came with the lock are not sufficient.Published on May 28, 2011 by Anonymous
I was worried that this would be difficult to figure out and I'd lock my computer unintentionally and have to call a locksmith, but that was NOT the case, at all. Read morePublished on February 28, 2011 by Michelle
The instructions have mostly pictures and I think this is inadequate. I thought that I might pass on my experience so others don't get as frustrated as I did. Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by Helen Guin