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angelmb Dec 10, 2013 11:00 AM
Is this Kensington lock iMac compatible?
Since I couldn't get a conclusive answer from neither the local Apple Store (retail and web) nor Kensington, and it seems the web doesn't know the answer either, I am resorting to the MacNN folks hoping anyone here has any experience regarding Kensington locks and iMacs or knows anything that could be helpful.

I need to know if the Kensington lock slot on the back of the iMac (2009 model) fits the lock linked below which is supposed to be a laptop lock, but then I have to wonder if all those K lock slots on our Macs are pretty much the same thing.

Kensington - Browse by Device - Apple - MacBook Pro - MicroSaver® Retractable Laptop Lock

http://media.accobrandspartner.com/s...=1&language=es
 
shabbasuraj Dec 10, 2013 12:59 PM
That cable should work. However, may I suggest you just get a thick/hardened chain and (u)-lock(s) and use that instead. Why not make a 'statement' to everyone in the office.

Your local bicycle shop or hardware store should be able to help you out.

I just lock/loop the chain to the hole in the stand.
 
ghporter Dec 11, 2013 10:41 AM
Yep, that lock is compatible. The "Kensington Lock Slot" is pretty standardized, and if a Mac has such a slot, a Kensington lock (and many other brands) will fit.

For a desktop computer, I agree that something more robust is in order. Even many of Kensington's travel locks are beefier than the one pictured, though they aren't as neatly portable.
 
Spheric Harlot Dec 11, 2013 11:33 AM
Are you quite certain that the iMacs have a Kensington slot? My old alu one has one (black back), but I'm not so sure about the newer ones.

iMacs are usually secured by looping a lock cable through the hole in the stand.
 
angelmb Dec 11, 2013 11:58 AM
Thanks for your responses.

Yes, there is a Security slot below where the power cord is attached to the rear side of the iMac. This is still the case for the current iMacs (Connections and Expansion.)

http://i.imgur.com/9gyjl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Xr5ag9S.jpg?1

http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-conten...2/12/ports.jpg


So, I did order it, will let you know if it does fit the 2009 iMac… but have also followed shabbasuraj' suggestion on making a statement with a bicycle lock, just in case.
 
Spheric Harlot Dec 11, 2013 12:56 PM
Ah. It will fit.
 
turtle777 Dec 15, 2013 10:30 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by shabbasuraj (Post 4260779)
Your local bicycle shop or hardware store should be able to help you out.

I just lock/loop the chain to the hole in the stand.
Are you aware that the stand can be removed with just a torque screw driver ?

MyMac: How to remove iMac stand

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Spheric Harlot Dec 16, 2013 04:26 AM
Only on the larger models, and not any more on this generation.
 
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