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The Only Way To Lock Your Retina Display MacBook Pro Is With Ugly Plastic

That svelte, pixel-dense MacBook Pro with retina display sure is a beaut, ain’t she? Yep, that’s what everyone thinks. Especially thieves. But without a Kensington Security Slot, how will you be able to lock your expensive investment? With ugly, horrible plastic.

It’s the only way. Well, it’s the only way right now as MacLock is the first company to introduce a laptop lock for the new MacBook Pro that is an inelegant solution, to say the least. The way the lock works is you have to add “an extremely lightweight security skin” to the base of the laptop, which basically translates to “a horrifying plastic layer permanently plastered to your beautiful MacBook Pro”. MacLock says the bottom piece, made of polymer, actually improves the cooling of your laptop. Then, a security cable is attached to the plastic laptop so you can pretend you’re safe (when you’re really not) by attaching it to your coffee cup or something.

Yeah, it sucks that Apple didn’t include a Kensington Security Slot with the new MacBook Pro (or MacBook Air, for that matter), but you don’t want to compound that problem by making the new computer more awful. That’s like solving a problem by creating another one. [MacLocks via 9to5Mac]


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