What is a good laptop security cable?

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  1. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    I had one of my iBooks stolen from right under my nose so now I am looking for a good cable/security lock to use when I take my baby out.
    I do prefer the key locks over combination and at least 6 feet of cable.
    A anti theft warrantee/guarantee would be nice too
    Any suggestions ?
     
  2. Mr. G4 macrumors 6502

    Mr. G4

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    I have the Kensington Combosaver...it works great

    http://www.microsaver.com/html/2218.html
     
  3. jhomayne macrumors regular

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    exactly the same thing happened to me.

    and it was 3months ago and i only got my new ibook today!

    the one that has caught my eye so far is this one:

    http://www.kensington.com/html/3980.html

    its a bit pricey though.. but probably worth it. ;)
     
  4. YS2003 macrumors 68020

    YS2003

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    I also have Kensington laptop chain to secure the notebooks. I use the one with 4 digit keys you can set to your liking. Default is 0000. But, you can change to any number. I think it is better than the one with the key as you can loose the key!
     
  5. reh macrumors 6502a

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    According to my latest issue of MacWorld (May 2005, page 60), the only lock that Marc Weber Tobias (the expert behind Security.org...) recommends is the PC Guardian ComboLock. I've never used a lock myself.

    find.macworld.com/0323
     
  6. russed macrumors 68000

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    i think any lock by kensington will do the job nicely. i have one that has been in use for 2 years and it hasnt fallen apart etc yet!
     
  7. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....the problem isn't with them falling apart...it is that they can easily be "picked" - in most cases with something as simple as a business card....oh yeah!
     
  8. russed macrumors 68000

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    if someone wants to steal something, they will do. the main reason for using a cable like this is more a visual thing, stops the unplanned robbery where someone just walks past and picks it up.
     

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