When I was at BlogHer last month in San Francisco, I picked up some internet security products from Norton to give away, which I did earlier this week. I also picked up three Norton laptop locks. I was just going to get two, to give away, because I didn’t know that I could use one on my own laptop as well. But after mentioning that to the good people at the Norton booth, they showed me the little hole on my laptop where I could use the lock! So that’s what that was for. It’s good to know what your holes are for.
So, I’ve been getting a lot of use out of my lock, especially with all of the traveling I’ve been doing lately. The last hotel I stayed in didn’t have a safe in the room, and I wasn’t always taking my laptop with me, so I would lock it to some furniture. Sure, if someone wanted to get my laptop they could break apart the furniture, or damage the laptop out of spite, but if they’re willing to go that far then there really isn’t much I can do. The lock will, however, prevent an opportunistic swiper.
I’m not sure exactly how much these are worth, since they were promotional items and not available in stores. But based on similar laptop locks, I’d guess each of these is worth between $30 and $40.
I have two of these to give away. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this entry. Tell me your biggest sob story about something that was swiped from you. I’ll pick one winner at random, and one winner based on whichever story tickles my fancy. Not sure if that means the funniest, saddest, or most stupid. Depends on my mood, I guess.
Please feel free to comment as many times as you like, but only one comment per person will count for the drawing. Winner will be chosen by Random.org. Prize can be shipped only to the United States, Canada, or Mexico. The contest will end at noon (Eastern) on Tuesday, September 2nd.
I’ll start you off with my saddest swiping story. A few years ago I was going to a specialist for some tests (they were all fine). I got my almost brand new, $350 Palm Pilot out to look up the address. I must have put it on my lap, and it must’ve just fallen to the ground when I got out of the car. I realized that it was gone no more than five minutes later, and ran back to the car. I found the stylus under the car, but the Palm was long gone. I’m still pissed about that. There was plenty of info in there that would have led back to me, so the person who picked it up had no intention of finding its owner.
Originally posted on Selfish Mom