Mac Locks secures iPad with steel cable, hard plastic case

Mac Locks secures iPad with steel cable, hard plastic case

Summary: Mac Locks, which apparently "sells the world's best locks for Apple computers," now has a special lock for the iPad.

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TOPICS: iPad, Mobility
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Mac Locks, which apparently "sells the world's best locks for Apple computers," now has a special lock for the iPad.

Given that the iPad doesn't have a security lock like many laptops do, this probably took some serious thinking. The iPad Lock is comprised of two parts: a hard plastic case and a steel cable that can be tethered to a sturdy, fixed object.

The system is designed to open in seconds when appropriately unlocked. If it is broken open by a thief, the iPad will inevitable incur serious damage, essentially destroying your iPad but saving your private information and foiling the thief's plans at the same time.

All of this certainly makes the iPad less compact, but also less portable - which is sort of the point.

The simple clear and hard plastic case retails for $39.95, while the security case and cable lock bundle costs $64.95. Both are available for pre-order now and are expected to ship within one week.

Topics: iPad, Mobility

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  • RE: Mac Locks secures iPad with steel cable, hard plastic case

    Apple is taking lockin and lock down to the (obviously) next level. And of course more will follow.
    Alan Henry
    • RE: Mac Locks secures iPad with steel cable, hard plastic case

      @Alan Henry This product is not Apple's.
      dheady@...
  • I doubt these will sell

    Anyone working in a place where they "need" to lockdown their iPad maybe should rethink and purchase something a little less attractive to thieves.
    oncall
    • purchase something a little less attractive to thieves

      @oncall

      Like a horse and buggy. ;)
      Alan Henry
    • RE: Mac Locks secures iPad with steel cable, hard plastic case

      @oncall While I tend to agree with your sentiment, i.e., adjust to the venue, often people have little choice. It's a decent solution. I've done DevCon for FileMaker and managed a booth where we had a constantly looping video on a large LCD monitor run by a little MacBook which we secured with a Kennsington lock in much the same way. That particular venue seemed about as safe as you can imagine, but consider that it was open to all hotel personnel as well as geeks from around the world. All it takes is one set of sticky fingers.
      dheady@...
      • Let's just say

        @dheady@...

        I used to work in a place where if you had a decent office chair, like anything that didn't look like it would collapse at any moment, you had to chain it to your desk or it would wander away. I would not take anything to this place I was not prepared to carry with me 100% of the time. But I do see your point, there are situations where a locked down iPad may be useful, like at a demo booth, makes sense.
        oncall
    • Yeah, like a windows tablet

      Thieves aren't even interested;-)
      Richard Flude
      • RE: Mac Locks secures iPad with steel cable, hard plastic case

        @Richard Flude

        Yes - of course not - they are put off by the fact that it isn't an MS product. They know that the dishonest IT consultants in back alleys are as stupid as you, and would not touch anything not running windows.

        /sarcasm

        Or are you suggesting that the iPad is really safe as they don't get stolen - in which case I don't need the free finder service?
        richardw66
  • Why wouldn't...

    Poured concrete with rebar work?

    Is it me Folks?
    Dietrich T. Schmitz, ~ Your Linux Advocate
    • RE: Mac Locks secures iPad with steel cable, hard plastic case

      @Dietrich T. Schmitz, Your Linux Advocate

      Yes - clearly it is you!!!

      But you already know that you have a problem.
      richardw66
  • This is different

    This case is neat because it's different, it would be good for stores selling the iPad but not for the average person. I have a ZooGue Case which is the best case I have had so far. Here is their site http://www.ZooGue.com
    ipadmaster
  • RE: Mac Locks secures iPad with steel cable, hard plastic case

    I've been trying to get the Kindle to have a little key chain ring, so it won't fly out of your hands while you reading on the subway, some sort of tether solution. Have an older friend who's now on his 3rd Kindle...no one listens. At least Apple is trying, thinking aloud.
    jgs25
  • Good products, but horrible customer service

    I called custom service three times, it took a week to get a response. The product did not work for us, they charged a 25% restocking fee. Buyers beware.
    tedolson
  • Buyer beware

    POOR SERVICE, NO REFUND. They sent the wrong item and 3 months after I returned it they have not provided a refund. BUYER BEWARE.
    GeezLouise
  • Website Down

    Do they even still exist? Their website does not load...
    Zapster2