The 8 Best Laptop Locks

Updated March 17, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

8 Best Laptop Locks
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We spent 21 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Even if you haven't paid a fortune for your laptop or tablet computer, the inconvenience of having to set up a new one and either retrieve or recreate all your files is a huge pain in the butt. So keep your device safe from sticky fingers when you are at the library, in a coffee shop, or any other vulnerable place with one of these laptop locks. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best laptop lock on Amazon.

8. Maclocks Blade Universal

Protect your notebook or even a tablet using the Maclocks Blade Universal, which includes a bracket that be be can be affixed permanently to your device, especially useful for those without a built-in Kensington security slot.
  • great for store display units
  • resists up to 100 pounds of force
  • might make computer sit unevenly
Brand Compulocks
Model BLD01CL
Weight 10.4 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

7. ChargeTech Anti-Theft Kit

Secure virtually anything with the ChargeTech Anti-Theft Kit. It uses a super strong 3M adhesive disk to permanently attach a lockable plate to any device, and includes a choice of a keyed or four-digit combination lock to complete the package.
  • great for small devices
  • adhesive may fail over time
  • won't work with devices in a case
Brand ChargeTech Anti-Theft K
Model ATK-1
Weight 0.3 ounces
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

6. Sendt NBLC

The Sendt NBLC has a six-foot cable and a four-digit combination to safeguard your computer against theft. It works with any device with a standard security slot and is available in six colors, so you can express a bit of your personality while you protect your valuables.
  • also fits many tvs and projectors
  • cable is made of a zinc alloy
  • a bit difficult to set
Brand Sendt
Model SNT-NBLC-BK
Weight 6.4 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

5. Kensington KMW64625

The Kensington KMW64625 works with almost all notebook computers measuring from 13 to 17 inches. Its all-steel backbone and deflector plates affix permanently to a desk or table, and can withstand theft attempts involving prying, drilling, or even cutting with a saw.
  • easily adjustable
  • dock allows for rotation and tilting
  • not a portable solution
Brand Kensington
Model K64625WW
Weight 2.1 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

4. Targus Defcon PA400U

A Kevlar-reinforced stainless steel cable makes the Targus Defcon PA400U an impressively secure choice, and it even has a built-in alarm function if it gets severed, for even more protection. As an added bonus, it retracts into its housing for tangle-free portability.
  • can be locked to itself if necessary
  • motion-sensitive alarm mode
  • some customers received old model
Brand Targus
Model PA400U
Weight 15.2 ounces
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

3. Bodyguard B-1210

The Bodyguard B-1210 features a secure lever that must be moved into place to allow you to set its combination, so you can avoid accidental changes that could otherwise give your computer a permanent tail. Its reinforced steel cable is impressively flexible.
  • fits all standard security slots
  • includes 3 gaskets for a tight fit
  • choose from 10000 combinations
Brand Bodyguard
Model B-1210
Weight 5.6 ounces
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Ruban 3339744

If you know you're not the type to remember a combination code, the Ruban 3339744 may be the answer. It comes with two keys and a 6.2-foot cable that can be looped around any nearby object that's securely fixed to the ground.
  • cable anchor pivots for flexibilty
  • includes velcro strap for coiling
  • good quality for the price
Brand RUBAN
Model 3339744
Weight 8.8 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

1. Kensington 4-Wheel K64673AM

The Kensington 4-Wheel K64673AM comes from the brand eponymous with the slot into which it fits. You can trust their security products to be of the highest quality and durability, but with 10,000 possible combinations, just make sure you remember your code.
  • rubberized bumper protects computer
  • carbon strengthened steel cable
  • allows for easy one-handed operation
Brand Kensington
Model K64673AM
Weight 6.4 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on March 17, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

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