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Old Dec 31, 2012, 07:01 AM   #1
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Best lock for an iMac?

I'm thinking about purchasing a lock for my iMac and having it tied around the desk that it stands on.

Any suggestions?

I've heard horror stories of cheap locks breaking and then the tumbler is just stuck in the hole, so I'm not adverse to paying for a "premium" brand.

Seems like I could get the Kingston Slim Microsaver lock, which is pretty cheap. It would also work with future laptops/computers, though as I've seen in a recent thread, if a thief was yanking at it to pull it off, because its attached to the display there would be a lot of damage.

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/T4334LL/A/kensington-slim-kevlar-microsaver-lock-white

Other option seems to be the Kensington SafeDome, which seems more secure, and wouldn't damage as much because it connects to the stand. However it wouldn't work on anything else, and the gap for the external cables doesn't seem too big and I've got 4 USB, Ethernet and a power cable going through.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/H9445LL/A/kensington-safedome-secure-lock-for-imac
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 07:13 AM   #2
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The one you suggest in your link is an excellent choice. Kensington really know their stuff and have been in the market for a long time. I would go with one of the higher end products if you are really concerned about theft.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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The Kensington locks are probably among the best. Just so you know, I can defeat one in under a minute with my leather an tool. And yes, I have done at least 50 (professionally, not stealing them).
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:43 AM   #4
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The Kensington locks are probably among the best. Just so you know, I can defeat one in under a minute with my leather an tool. And yes, I have done at least 50 (professionally, not stealing them).
That statement seems contradictory.
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That statement seems contradictory.
How so?

The cheap ones fail faster. The Kensington locks are made out of decent quality stainless. The crappy ones are pot metal.
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How so?

The cheap ones fail faster. The Kensington locks are made out of decent quality stainless. The crappy ones are pot metal.
I guess, I misunderstood. I thought your reference to the lock being easily broken was in regard to the kensington lock.
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