Your laptop is a valuable device, therefore it’s important that you know how to protect it properly. In addition to protecting your PC from malicious users online, you also need to protect it from thieves.
What are the best cable locks for Windows 10 laptops?
Kensington ClickSafe Keyed Retractable Laptop Lock
This cable lock for your laptop has a compact design, and since the cable retracts, you can easily carry the laptop lock with you. The lock is simple to use and you can secure your laptop with a single click. Thanks to the 4 feet steel cable, your laptop will remain safely locked and protected from theft.
According to the manufacturer, the lock works with 99% of laptops, so you should be able to use this lock with almost any laptop on the market. Regarding compatibility, the lock isn’t compatible with certain Dell laptops such as some Inspiron, Latitude, Venue, XPS, and Chromebook 13 models. These models use Noble lock slot, so they aren’t compatible with this laptop lock. Before making a purchase, be sure to check your laptop’s technical specifications and see if your device is compatible with this lock.
Kensington ClickSafe Keyed Retractable Laptop Lock is a simple laptop lock that will protect your device from theft.
Kensington MiniSaver Mobile Lock
This laptop lock is designed for ultra-thin devices such as Ultrabooks and tablets, but it can also work with standard laptops. MiniSaver Mobile Lock uses Cleat Locking Technology, so it’s compatible with devices that have Kensington Security Slot or the Kensington Mini Security Slot. This technology uses retracting claws in order to create a secure connection between the lock and your laptop. The claws will grab on to the internal sides of the security slot thus creating a strong connection between the device and the lock.
The lock comes with off-body design which means that the lock won’t block any ports on your laptop. We also have to mention that this lock is incredibly simple to use. Simply attach it to your laptop and press the single button on the lock and your device will become locked and secured. If you want to unlock your device, simply use the included key. It’s also worth mentioning that the lock can be rotated so you can easily insert the key.
The lock uses carbon steel cable that is cut-resistant, so it will make your device completely secure. In addition, the cable is also covered with protective plastic. If you accidentally lose your key, you can use Kensington Register & Retrieve programs to order a replacement key.
Kensington MiniSaver Mobile Lock is a great laptop cable lock with a simple design.
Wedge Low Profile Lock
As we mentioned earlier, some locks on our list aren’t compatible with Dell laptops. Certain Dell laptops use a Noble lock slot, and if you have one of those laptops, today we have the perfect laptop lock for you. This is a simple lock, and it will secure your laptop with a single press of a button. The lock comes with reinforced steel cable, patented peripheral trap and set of keys. This lock also supports master key, which is useful if you lose your keys.
Regarding the compatible laptops, this lock is compatible with Dell Venue Tablets, XPS 11,12,13,15 and 18. The list also includes Precision M3800, Inspiron 3000 series 11,13, 7000 series 13,14 and all Alienware notebooks.
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Kensington Combination Cable Lock
This lock comes with a strong lock head that will provide great security due to its design. The lock is tamper-resistant so your laptop will remain protected. This lock uses T-Bar Locking Technology to attach itself to the Kensington Security Slot. The lock has a 4-wheel number code, and it supports more than 10000 different combinations. We have to mention that this lock has a push-button design that allows you to attach to your laptop with just one hand.
The cable is made from engineered carbon steel and covered in protective plastics so it’s cut-resistant. Just like many other Kensington laptop locks, this one also works with Register & Retrieve program. By using this program you can easily restore your code in case you forget it.
RUBAN Notebook Lock and Security Cable
If you want to protect your laptop, you might want to consider RUBAN Notebook Lock and Security Cable. This lock comes with 6.2 foot universal security cable that will protect your laptop from theft. This is a simple lock and it comes with two lock keys. There are no number combinations, so you can easily unlock your laptop by using one of the two available keys.
This lock uses T-Bar mechanism, and it should be fully compatible with all laptops and other devices that have a standard security lock slot. This means that this lock can protect your laptop, but at the same time you can use it with any other device that has a security slot.
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