Apple Begins Selling Kensington's Mac Studio Locking Kit

Apple today began selling a Kensington locking kit for the Mac Studio with everything needed to secure the computer to a desk or other surface, including an adapter, a combination lock, and a braided carbon steel cable with a nylon cover.

Mac Studio Kensington Lock
Kensington says the kit was "designed specifically for Apple" and can be installed in minutes, with no tools or modifications necessary. The adapter attaches to a slot that Apple built into the bottom of the Mac Studio and does not block any ports on the back of the computer. The kit is available to order for $64.95 on Apple's online store.

Kensington is a well-known brand for laptop security locks. Apple included a slot for a Kensington lock on many MacBooks until the early 2010s, and it appears that the companies partnered again to offer a security solution for the Mac Studio.

mac studio bottom
Apple first released the Mac Studio in March 2022. The high-end desktop computer is available with M1 Max and M1 Ultra chip options.

Maclocks also sells a variety of Mac Studio security accessories.

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Top Rated Comments

antiprotest Avatar
9 months ago
If an astroid hits your house, the Kensington lock would not protect it. So it's useless.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IIGS User Avatar
9 months ago
"Locks are for honest people".

Physical security is all about deterrence, time, and inconvenience.

Detering crimes of opportunity. "hey, look at that snazzy new Mac Studio, I think I will take that". Not everyone carries wire cutters around.

Keeping something secure with sufficient time for someone responsible to respond. Along the lines of a safe or a home alarm system. IE, I have a safe in my basement. It would take someone probably about 4 hours to break into it without the help of the best safe cracking tools like a torch or a plasma cutter. Plus, after you got in my house, the alarm would be going off and the local cops are on the way. Hey, if what's in MY safe is worth that much effort, I got bad news for you. It's insured and your efforts were best spent elsewhere.

Inconvenience. Making it a pain in the but to swipe something. Keeping it locked (like with something like this) and being able to use Apple's "find my" tools to remote wipe or lock the device if stolen makes it less likely to be stolen.

The final unmentioned leg of all of this is GOOD INSURANCE. I try and tell people this, and a lot of time they don't listen. Anything of value can be stolen. Even if the thief is caught and prosecuted your chances of getting restitution is literally zero MINUS zero. You're not getting restitution. I deal with the back end of this as part of my career and I'm letting you all know you should never expect to get restitution in a theft case against a natural person.

So if you have good insurance, either through your homeowner's /renter's insurance, your credit card, or other insurance all you're ever out is your deductible. An amount you can budget for and control. Let the insurance company go after the restitution.

I can't emphasize this enough when it comes to theft cases. You should expect you will never be made "whole" by the legal system. This is what insurance is for.

Sorry for the long form post.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
9 months ago

If an astroid hits your house, the Kensington lock would not protect it. So it's useless.
I know it's early, but I'm already nominating this for Post of the Thread.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacWiz_007 Avatar
9 months ago
Nice try but if anyone really wants a Mac Studio badly enough they will take the 2 seconds it would take cut through this to snatch one up.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Crowbot Avatar
9 months ago

Nice try but if anyone really wants a Mac Studio badly enough they will take the 2 seconds it would take cut through this to snatch one up.
Right. But that has always been the case with locks like this. It's for the casual, opportunistic thief.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleTO Avatar
9 months ago
These locking cables are really only a deterrent for people walking by. You can cut through them in seconds.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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