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Compact Metal Slider

Editor's Choice Best for Laptop Webcam

ManufacturerProTech Privacy
ColorsBlack, Silver
Size12.5mm long, 7mm wide, 1mm thick, 4.6mm borehole
Rating (1-5)5
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Overview

Editor’s Choice as Best Cover for Laptop Webcams! The Compact Metal Slider is a precision webcam privacy cover that is compact, thin, durable, and good looking. The magnetic lense cover slides effortlessly.

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The Good

Small size does not interfere with ambient light sensors, microphones, or camera indicator lights, and allows the computer to close normally. Sleek metal fabrication looks clean and professional. Black cover is inconspicuous as it blends in nicely without drawing attention. Silver cover is unmistakable as it stands in dramatic contrast to the black computer screen, but looks clean and professional, routinely drawing comments and compliments. The slide is magnetic and slides effortlessly open and closed. It is easy to see when the cover is open or closed, providing an instant sense of security and privacy with just a glance.

The Bad

Even though they are only 1.0mm thick and do not interfere with closing the screen, on one of our laptops the thin metal ridge around the outside left a distinct indentation where it made contact below the touchpad when the screen was closed. When tested on a cell phone, the same ridge snagged while slipping the phone into pockets and we found that the cover slid too easily as we often found it open when we had not intentionally done so.

Conclusion

The Compact Metal Slider from ProTech Privacy is our favorite for use on laptop webcams because of the professional appearance and small size. It is not a bad choice for use with cell phones but we preferred the polyurethane slider for that application.

ManufacturerProTech Privacy
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October 31, 2016

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