One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine - Sir William Osler
HARDWARE SECURITY FIRM Kensington has launched two products to reduce the chances of theft or loss of an Iphone or Ipad.
While many would argue that a lost Iphone is a good thing, Kensington's Bungeeair alerts users when their Apple device is left behind or taken. Meanwhile Secureback allows the Ipad to be physically locked to a stationary device if it's left behind or in use.
The Bungeeair Power Wireless Security Tether uses a wireless connection between the Iphone 4 and a keyfob with an alarm to alert the owner if the device is left either 15 or 23 metres from the keyfob.
The Secureback looks like a normal phone case, although is slightly heavier at 90g, and extends the battery life of the device. The Iphone battery and the Kensington battery can be charged at the same time using a micro-USB connection.
The Bungeeair costs £99.99 while the Secureback case for the Ipad 2 costs £44.99. The latter allows the use of a Click-Safe or standard lock, as used on laptops, to secure the tablet to a desk.
The devices are available from today at Kensington.com and other major retailers. µ
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