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  • Finally, a Way to Lock the iPad


    Want a super-durable iPad case that also lets you tether your tablet with a steel cable? MacLocks calls the iPad Lock and Security Case the world's first locking iPad case. The heavy-duty plastic case both locks to protect the iPad and has a kickstand for upright viewing, as well as providing a mount point for a sturdy steel cable that can be looped around any fixed object, like a table. It's $39.95 for the case alone, or $64.95 for the case and cable together, and volume discounts are available.

    The iPad's small size makes it an enticing target for thieves. Unlike MacBooks, though, the sleek design of the iPad does not allow for a K-slot or any way to lock it down. That's where the Lock and Security Case comes in. First you slip the iPad in the clear plastic case, which acts as a screen protector for day-to-day use. The case provides a receiver for the heavy-duty lock, which includes a steel cable. Loop the cable's other end around any solid object, and when you lock it closed, no one can remove the case without destroying the iPad.

    The steel cable is also strong enough to resist cutting, and weighs less than one pound. MacLocks says the lock cylinder has the smallest diameter of any computer lock in the world. This makes the lock solution convenient to carry around; the reason you got an iPad is because it's portable, right?

    This will likely prove popular for enterprise users, and MacLocks has obviously considered the possibility: if you buy 100 or more, the price drops to $59.95 each.

    Source: Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Finally, a Way to Lock the iPad started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      This has so many design flaws. And that's one big price bump for adding the steel cable.
    1. Banks4004's Avatar
      Banks4004 -
      There should be a hard plastic cover over the screen as well that needs an unlock to be like folded back. I bet it would be difficult to break an entire hard plastic shell without damaging the ipad.
    1. phluid13's Avatar
      phluid13 -
      Why yank the cable? Just open the plastic case and take the iPad out.
    1. d_animality's Avatar
      d_animality -
      Err what is it again?? A plastic?? Mybe if its titanium then ill go get it ... :P
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      At $65 for the case and cable, it would be cheaper to insure the iPad. Then if it gets stolen both you and the thief have an iPad - everybody wins!
      I'll pay to insure your iPad and the deductible if you let me steal it
    1. norfskate's Avatar
      norfskate -
      Quote Originally Posted by roy4423 View Post
      Ace :-)
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by viriiguy View Post
      Ok, so it has a super strong steel cable and steel lock... That snap into an ACRYLIC case. One quick yank and the lock will likely break away from the plastic case.
      have to agree, one good yank will break the case... FAIL

      Quote Originally Posted by roy4423 View Post
      hahaha, that works too!
    1. BSmith's Avatar
      BSmith -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Ummm isn't the iPad supposed to be portable and handheld?
      I assure you it can be used in more ways than one.
    1. iRepairIndy's Avatar
      iRepairIndy -
      This is basically to keep a honest man honest..

      Maybe so a teacher can lock it up while teaching class.
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      Um except for the plastic case? Too easy.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      I'll pay to insure your iPad and the deductible if you let me steal it
      Don't own one and probably never will
    1. Danielcg's Avatar
      Danielcg -
      That's dumb, just pop the iPad out of the case and BAM! Somehing to put on failblog!
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by viriiguy View Post
      Ok, so it has a super strong steel cable and steel lock... That snap into an ACRYLIC case. One quick yank and the lock will likely break away from the plastic case.
      For sure, but personally I never let go of mine when I'm around a crowd
    1. Mobiman's Avatar
      Mobiman -
      No matter how hard we try to protect our iPads, a thief always comes up with a better plan of taking it away.