Targus� DEFCON� Cable Lock For Notebook Computers
Do Not Buy This!!
I have bought 6 of these locks for my personal and business computers, projector, and other hardware. I had had a really early model and it was great and It always worked for years. I needed to revamp our stock and ordered new locks, but to my surprise they are very very sad! three broke in the first day! The combination would "change" on their own, locks would fall off after being locked!
January 13, 2012
Doesn't work with HP
Will not work with my HP laptop. Took it back to Staples where I bought both the computer & the lock. Technician couldn't get it to work. Opened a brand new one; same result. Store manager tried; no go.
Went to Best Buy - bought a Dynex cable lock. It doesn't work either; I think it's not the locks - it's the computer. Love my HP Pavilion Entertainment PC. Sure hope nobody steals it.
March 9, 2010
POOR PRODUCT-- DOES NOT PREVENT THEFT
I purchased this lock to, obviously, protect my laptop against theft. Unfortunately, this lock failed! My laptop was locked and chained to my desk but the thieves were able to rip the lock right out of my laptop! I found the lock, still chained to my desk, with black plastic bits from my laptop around the locking mechanism. The actual laptop was long gone.
I called Targus to inform them of their faulty product and they said it was only a "theft deterrent" and did not prevent against actual theft. They provide no warranty whatsoever for the lock itself or the stolen products.
This lock is a horrible product and DOES NOT PREVENT AGAINST THEFT.
February 17, 2010
I have this for all my computers. my house was broken in to and they took everything but the laptop it was locked up with the cable. They tried to cut it and break it nothing it was the only thing left for electrons in my house
September 8, 2009