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Thread: Finally, a Way to Lock the iPad
12-08-2010, 03:13 PM #1
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 $59.95 each.
12-08-2010, 03:32 PM #2
Cool if ur a business
12-08-2010, 03:35 PM #3
one hard pull and that ipad is all mine =)
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12-08-2010, 03:35 PM #4
Ok, so it has a super strong steel cable and steel lock... That snap into an ACRYLIC case. One quick yank and the lock will likely break away from the plastic case.
12-08-2010, 03:41 PM #5
12-08-2010, 03:50 PM #6
um, i've seen iPads locked at best buy, this isn't new
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12-08-2010, 03:55 PM #7
Yea I dont know how secure that is.
12-08-2010, 03:55 PM #8
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12-08-2010, 04:11 PM #9
Im pretty sure my leatherman could free that up in a quick sec.
12-08-2010, 04:19 PM #10
Ummm isn't the iPad supposed to be portable and handheld?
12-08-2010, 04:29 PM #11
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12-08-2010, 04:33 PM #12
I can just cut the thing the iPad is locked to instead.
12-08-2010, 04:43 PM #13
This security isn't worth it unless you plan to put electric wires on the cable and the lock.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
12-08-2010, 05:33 PM #14
or if you wanted.. you could always lift up the table and slide the cable off the legif i can burn crosses..i can dance to anything.
12-08-2010, 05:33 PM #15
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!
12-08-2010, 05:44 PM #16
Plastic and steel somethings gotta give, and it will be the plastic! What do you connect the steel cable too?
12-08-2010, 06:05 PM #17
I would not invest in this....
12-08-2010, 06:46 PM #18
Thoughts of walking into Starbucks. Just waiting for the right moment! Real funny
12-08-2010, 07:03 PM #19
12-08-2010, 08:19 PM #20An old proverb.....
A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link.