The employers policies assume cubeland is thick with marauding packs of thieves and industrial spies ready to pounce the moment anyone takes the briefest biobreak, so mandates all laptops be cabled to the furniture when theyre not clutched in our sweaty wage slave hands. So at least 2 time an on-site
day, Ive got to pull out a fat cylindrical key to lock and unlock said cable to my commodity laptop.
Pitched to Dell/HP/Lenavo/Apple in partnership with Kesington: a software-controlled electronic latch where the current security slot is on a standard laptop, so instead of a physical key or combination lock on the cable, you just click on an little padlock icon on the laptop screen, or sexier still, a little icon on your smartphone or watch.
Bonus feature: in the dreadful event that the laptop cant be start, it aint goin nowhere without the help of some implement of destruction.
At first glance, the product replaces a proven, robust, widely used mechanical system with a more expensive, failure-prone, and hackable (now both physically and computer metaphorically) one, but, wait, thats not a drawback, its innovation.