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stevenfromland o lakes Level 1 Level 1

There isn't anyway I can see to secure the Macbook Pro with Retia Display. There's no Kensington slot I guess the same is true for the Air. I go to school and spend a lot of time in the library and don't want to carry the computer around with me while I'm looking up material. I don't want the computer to walk away either. Would greatly appreciate any suggestions. I couldn't any conversation on the site concerning this matter. Thanks in advance

 

Steven R


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Steven,

     

    It's been brought up at least once before... I followed the thread for awhile and I don't recall anyone coming up with a solution. I would try calling Kensington (1.650.572.2700) to see if they've a solution yet - they have cable locks for iPads, iPhones, etc., and might have something that would work.

     

    Clinton

  • stevenfromland o lakes Level 1 Level 1

    Clinton

     

    First off thanks for your reply and suggestion. I emailed Kensington and got a reply back that if you call them they will provide a security slot that will fit the lock.  The Kensington I have is th MicroSaver DS Keyed lock for Ultra-Thin Noteboooks. According to them they will provide free of charge the kit to attach the slot to the computer so you can use their lock.  Thanks again

     

    Steven R

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Stephen -

     

    Great! I'll pass the information along as I'm sure that there will be others with the same concern.

     

    Clinton

  • SundevilD Level 1 Level 1

    Steven,

     

    Like many on this forum I have been concerned about the security of the new Macbook pro, I found the product you mentioned on the Kensington website but don't understand how it would work. They told you they have a kit that will secure it to the Macbook? Just looking for a little clarification.

     

    Thank you in advance,

    Dave

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9

    Look closely at the three air inlets on the sides, and the metal pieces between the three inlets.

     

    I think you can imagine how a small loop of cable material could be passed around the metal piece between either of the three inlets and attached to the rest of the Kensington rig to secure it.

     

    I have not seen what Kensington is offering now, but I have seen kits like these come and go since the time of the Mac Plus.

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6

    IMHO, this truly constitutes a product FAIL and further confirms my suspicion of an overly hurried release probably caused by needing to get these out the door and debugged before the next cat is born. Or did Steve's last visions of the future include you having to take the 'puter to the potty to keep it from being flinched? Hardly classy or elegant, methinks, or maybe there's an iPotty app in the pipeline?

     

    Sheesh!  /___sbsstatic___/migration-images/186/18660422-1.gif /___sbsstatic___/migration-images/186/18660422-2.gif /___sbsstatic___/migration-images/186/18660422-3.gif

  • stevenfromland o lakes Level 1 Level 1

    Dave

     

    I haven't received the kit from Kensington yet, but the gentleman from Kensington I directly talked you advised me it was a metal piece you attached to the MacBook Pro. It is supposed to have a slot where the lock would fit into. I don't know what's in the kit and I was advised it would take 5 business days to receive it my mail. Once I find out what's in it I will post if that will be of any value. It would appear you would have to glue it onto the outside of the unit. I talked to Apple about this problem and their tech support stated they purposely didn't incorporate the Kensington slot (just as in the Air model) because of the thickness of the computer and the fact the lock want directly into the computer and was causing some sort of problem. I don't know if that means structural damage or what. My MacBook Pro isn't due to ship until the 25th of June. I will receive the kit before the computer. I will have to see what it looks like and go from there.

     

    Steven R

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Steven,

     

    DO keep us informed - even start a new thread. I'm sure that there are a number of people who will be in the same situation as yourself and will be able to benefit from your use and advice.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Clinton

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Courcoul...

     

    Well, I heard his last words were "Oh, wow..." Maybe you don't need to secure your notebook in the after-life?

     

    Clinton

  • c.k_ Level 1 Level 1

    Could you possibly post a picture of it when you get it? I'm looking into ways to lock mine and it would be nice to see how good this kit is... Thanks!

  • mark75090 Level 1 Level 1

    I found a perfect security device at the Smith and Wesson website. It's a portable device that you carry in your jacket pocket and remove, aim and fire.

     

    But again, this is Texas

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9

    If I recall correctly, you are not allowed to carry those in your jacket pocket, as that would be concealed.

     

    That being Texas, however, I believe you may strap it it your hip and carry it openly wherever you please.

  • Whitecity Level 2 Level 2

    If it's big enough to protrude out of the top of the pocket it's ok, as it is not truly concealed.

  • mark75090 Level 1 Level 1

    Open carry is not legal in Texas. Concealed carry is legal with a permit or with a badge.

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