Few will argue that Apple’s latest MacBook Pros look great, but one small but important thing that they’ve lost in their quest for aesthetics is the traditional security slots used for locking them down. Even if you never leave your MacBook unattended in a coffee shop, there are a lot of office environments where securely tethering your MacBook is a good idea — especially since these days it’s not just the hardware you need to worry about, but the data that’s stored on your laptop falling into the wrong hands. Fortunately, Kensington has a solution in the form of its new Laptop Locking Station 2.0, a base station that allows you to secure your laptop on your desk without adding unnecessary bulk, sacrificing convenience, or requiring that you install anything on your MacBook.
The Laptop Locking Station features a brushed aluminum design that fits right in with the Apple aesthetic, along with scratch resistant bumpers to protect your MacBook when inserting and removing it. Two adjustable security arms, one on each side, allow it to accommodate anything from an 11” MacBook Air to Apple’s largest 15” MacBook Pro; once you’ve initially adjusted the arms to the width of your MacBook, inserting and removing it is simply a matter of sliding it in, flipping the right arm closed to secure it, and then attaching a security cable into the industry-standard Kensington Security Slot on the side in order to lock it into place. If you’ve already got your own security cable, you can purchase the Laptop Locking Station 2.0 by itself for $90, or with your choice of either a MicroSaver 2.0 Keyed Lock or Combination Lock for $120. While it’s not something you’ll want to carry around with you on the go, it’s definitely an elegant solution to the problem of securing your MacBook at your regular workspace.