What is a good laptop security cable?

Leareth

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Nov 11, 2004
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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 ?
 

YS2003

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Dec 24, 2004
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Finally I have arrived.....
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!
 

reh

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Oct 24, 2003
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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
 

russed

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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!
 

Duff-Man

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russed said:
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!
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!
 

russed

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Duff-Man said:
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!
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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