Mar 24 2008
Maybe I don’t fully “get” how the “new and improved” MacCuff mini from Sonnet Technologies works, but the back-of-monitor mounting and security system for Mac minis seems to only lock the computer down to its monitor.
Sonnet says it has improved the MacCuff mini’s design so that, with the aid of a lock (lock not included) and a new steel locking bar, the device provides added security for a Mac mini when the MacCuff mini bracket is attached to the back of an LCD display.
I’m not quite seeing the added security. The Mac mini is locked to an LCD monitor and, using Apple’s largest monitor as a yardstick (even though it looks as though Apple Displays’ lack of VESA 75 or VESA 100 bolt holes makes it incompatible), securing a Mac mini to a 30″ LCD will only add about 25 pounds to the device…not enough to stop me from running off with it. And, in fact, the MacCuffs main selling point–it’s ability to reduce cord clutter by making the Mac mini and monitor a single unit–will actually make it easier to steal!
To cut the MacCuff some slack, you can use it to attach your Mac mini to your desk or something bigger, bulkier and heavier than a relatively light LCD monitor.
MacCuff mini is available now for the retail price of USD$49.95.