Slim MicroSaver designed for thin laptops

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Kensington has a new security device, the Slim MicroSaver, that's designed specifically for thin laptops (such as, say, a Titanium PowerBook or iBook). It works with the Kensington Security Slot found in more than 95 percent of all laptop computers.

"Without sacrificing the industry-leading strength and quality of the original Kensington MicroSaver cable lock, the new design of Slim MicroSaver is about 15 percent smaller and significantly more compact and secure than competitive locks," Kevin Larson of Kensington told MacCentral. "The Slim MicroSaver design incorporates the same locking mechanism used in the original MicroSaver, but the smaller locking barrel of the Slim MicroSaver makes it much more difficult for thieves to pick."

Featuring a new black cable and sleek design, Slim MicroSaver is an aesthetic match with today's new notebooks, he added. The thin profile lock allows the notebook computer to lay flat on any desk or table without blocking ports or buttons on the computer. More importantly, the lock's patented T-bar theft protection provides a better fit into the Kensington Security Slot (K Slot). A rubber bumper on the Slim MicroSaver protects the laptop surface, and a newly designed key features a convenient loop that allows easier attachment to a key chain and a more visible Key Code, Larson said. Slim MicroSaver will be available later this month at an estimated retail price of US$44.99.

In the coming weeks, Kensington will also introduce additional tools to help educate companies about the critical connection between computer theft and data loss, and to provide easy and affordable solutions to the problem of physical data security, Larson said.

This story, "Slim MicroSaver designed for thin laptops" was originally published by PCWorld.

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