Gadgets & Gizmos: Trust SC240 Notebook Cable Lock

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So you've bought yourself a laptop, and you've even found a WiFi hotspot that doesn't cost the Earth. But you also need to ensure your precious machine doesn't get grabbed by a passing baddie. Obviously, a two-metre-long 4mm-thick cable lock is the thing to have. What we like about Trust's version is that rather than having a key, it uses a four-number combination lock. Why? Because keys can get lost, but you'll always remember a number - try using your bank PIN.

So you've bought yourself a laptop, and you've even found a WiFi hotspot that doesn't cost the Earth. But you also need to ensure your precious machine doesn't get grabbed by a passing baddie. Obviously, a two-metre-long 4mm-thick cable lock is the thing to have. What we like about Trust's version is that rather than having a key, it uses a four-number combination lock. Why? Because keys can get lost, but you'll always remember a number - try using your bank PIN.

Now while it's true that a baddie with enough time will be able to work through all 10,000 combinations, on average they'll have to try 5,000, and that should be more than enough time for you to get a latte from the coffee counter and return. At £29.99, hard to beat.

network@independent.co.uk

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