Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2011 6:11 PM (in response to Charlie DownUnder)Hi Charlie,
Not that I've heard of.
There are ways for securing your Mac though, just not physically ...some good ones include setting an Open Firmware Password by booting to your USB drive and choosing that option from the overhead menu. See this article...
There's a great (and free!) program that allows you to customize your login screen as well. This is helpful because it allows you to display important contact information in case your MBA decides to go missing...
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32240/ravissantMacbook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2011 6:39 PM (in response to Charlie DownUnder)I'm as surprised as anyone that Apple omitted this simple entity (the hole for a physical security cable). Possible that it wasn't included due to space issues. No one actually will know the answer to that (at least on here).
With that, I'm not sure of what else one would do. Personally, I sign up to www.preyproject.com
who provide tracking for any laptop.
It's not the same, but it's something...iPad WiFi/3G, MBA 13" (2010), Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2011 6:42 PM (in response to Charlie DownUnder)There are software tools that can help you recover your computer if stolen. One is:
If you lose the computer it has GPS tracking and you can take picture of the thief without him knowing. Turn that information into the police and you may recover your machine quickly.
RogeriMac 6 GB RAM, MacBook Air 4GB, 128GB SSD, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone 3GS Airport Extreme Airport Express
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2011 10:53 PM (in response to Charlie DownUnder)Does anyone have any experience of using a USB lock like this kind of thing?
http://jintay.manufacturer.globalsources.com/si/6008800050026/pdtl/Computer-lock /1008985849/USB-Cable-Lock.htmMBA 13"
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2011 2:26 AM (in response to Charlie DownUnder)
Charlie DownUnder wrote:
Does anyone have any experience of using a USB lock like this kind of thing?
Charlie.... looks like an interesting product..... good find.... just have to find a source.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5), ipad 64, iphone 3g, ipod classic
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2011 12:41 PM (in response to Charlie DownUnder)
Did Apple fix this omission on the newest models?
A simple wrist loop would be a lot of security against either dropping it or having it snatched.
Hard to imagine Apple won't make this right, if they haven't yet.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 5:17 PM (in response to Charlie DownUnder)
There is now a Kensington compatible lock marianneschultz.com/2012/10/08/review-macbracket-lock-bracket-for-apples-macbook -air/
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 1:34 AM (in response to Impedimentus)
IMHO, you should never, ever buy anything from a website if there is a spelling errror. According to their website:
"We expect to product thre or four production flavors to accommodate different ascetic preferences"
Of course, the word should be "aesthetic" - "ascetic" is completely different. Too, they only have prototupes, not real product. Further, the prototypes do not include any sort of surface protection. Finally, if you accidentally close the computer with the lock in place, you will destroy your computer.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 8:05 AM (in response to carl wolf)
Thank you for catching the spelling error. We appreciate your interest.
Please note that IndieGoGo is a funding site to help get new products launched. That is fully explained at the IndieGoGo site.
The prototypes are are high quality handmade devices that work exactly as the production models would. They actually have a teflon type coating that protects the surface and that will not scratch the MacBook Air if used properly.
The device with the lock in place could damage the computer if the computer is closed - that warning is given in the instructions.
"Of course, the word should be "aesthetic" - "ascetic" is completely different. Too, they only have prototupes, not real product." Carl Wolf
Please note that prototupes is a spelling error - we still thank you for your opinion.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to Impedimentus)
I don't see any of these hinge type locks being a viable option at all. Thieves are not usually polite. They tend to try anyway, even if they see a cable. Either yanking or closing the lid will likely destroy the Air, if any of these methods are deployed.