LoJack for College?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sifinity, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Sifinity macrumors 6502


    Jun 11, 2014
    anyone used or know if Lojack is worth $100 for 3 years of its service for a college student with 15" retina MB
  2. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Encino, CA
    I haven't used it, but to be honest if you're going to a college with a 15" rMBP, I would definitely buy LoJack for it. You never know what will happen to your devices in college.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Get renter's insurance, you'll get taken care of quicker and you'll actually end up with a laptop, whereas LoJack can only help locate it.

    If the thief is smart enough, it'll be sold for parts and never connected to the internet, rendering software such as LoJack utterly useless.
  4. Sifinity thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 11, 2014
    i think thats what i am do , can i get renters insurance even if i live in dorms? i was planning on getting this insurance for $239 for 3 years with $25 deductible with a claim upto $2500


    only thing is that 15" retina is practically useless when opening up since the whole thing is soldiered to one other , its a good thing since being sold for parts is very hard , but bad cause no expandability
  5. awests macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2014
    Bay Area, CA
    When I lived in the dorms freshman year, we had the option for renters insurance, so you should definitely look into it.
  6. Yoshi Yogurt macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2010
    I got 1 year of Lojack for $30 and I'm going to school soon. Might be worth it if you have a $1000 machine or even $2000 machine like me
  7. ano0oj macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    If your laptop gets stolen, even with LoJack, there's still a slim chance you'll be able to retrieve it. Or if you do, that t'll be damaged one way or another.
    I would highly recommend looking into some sort of personal property protection through an insurance company.
    State farm can offer this as a separate policy entirely I think, and costs maybe $40/year
  8. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    If you're still covered under your parent's insurance at home, check into a rider to cover such items. Might be the cheapest way to go.
  9. skywavesli macrumors regular


    Nov 19, 2008
    Try Orbicule's Undercover


    It's only a one-time $49 charge ($39 for students), and you can try it for free. Has a ton of really good features.
  10. avflinsch macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2011
    Check with your school, they may have some sort of arrangement with an insurance company to provide a discounted property insurance for students / staff / faculty. Both my daughter and I use it (me staff / part time grad student, she full time undergrad student) the cost is about $100, for a full calendar year, $4000 coverage with a $50 deductible with other coverage/deductible options available.

    My son used it when he was in school, got a stolen iPod & a damaged MacBook replaced.

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