I have a cousin going to college this fall, bringing with him a brand spankin new MacBook Pro. Having had a dormmate who took it upon herself to use and break my laptop back in the day, I’m having the nagging feeling I should recommend this to him. The laptop version of the DormVault (there is a smaller cube-shaped version also available) fits up to a 17″ laptop and still has additional room for an iPod, PSP, chargers, wallet, etc. The vault gets bolted via bracket and carriage bolts around a furniture or headboard post. No tools are necessary and no damage is done to the furniture. It seems pretty simple and effective, if a little unsightly–jutting out from the furniture at least 5″ (the manufacturer recommends covering it with a blanket or coat). The laptop Dormvault retails for $79.98.
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