|Item model number||P-TSUL1-RB|
|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|
PNY ThinkSafe Laptop Locking System (P-TSUL1-RB)
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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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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!!!
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
Anyway, I think this is the best lock for now if you don't want to add an additional plastic dock.
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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This is a must for any press photographer/reporter or media agency who travels to various events... a very easy way to secure the MacBook Pro.Published 10 months ago by jeverton
Only lock really out there for Macbook Pro with retina display. You have to prop up the back side of the laptop, can't close the lid and cannot change the combo. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Patrick