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Saturday, May 24, 2014

C-SLIDE Webcam Cover 1.0 Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I was recently asked to provide a review for C-SLIDE Webcam Cover 1.0 . I have to say, I have been pretty paranoid about my webcam since my old laptop was hacked last month or so.

I was trying to keep the camera covered on the new laptop, but nothing was really working safely for opening and closing my laptop.  And I didn't want to cover it permanently, as I do use the camera sometimes with my remote clients.

You see- simply disabling the camera is not enough when
 someone else takes control of your PC remotely. 

They just turn it back on! 

Here is some info from the company:

"C-SLIDE Webcam Cover 1.0 is a patented design that works with all laptops, computers, monitors, Smart TV’s, PS4, Xbox Kinect, and some External Web cameras.
Product Features:

  • Super Thin: 1mm thick so laptops are able to shut with ease
    Length: 1.5”
    Height: .5”
    Applications: double sided tape
    Durable : made from high-grade plastic
    Won’t Scratch: designed to open and close without harming the camera lens

    Also available at the following stores: C-SLIDE, eBay, Amazon, Open Sky, and Etsy"

I have my new webcam cover, and have been using it awhile and have been happy. I was a little concerned when I saw the size of it, but when you think about it- it has to be small enough to fit in your laptop when you close it.

 (as me why I replaced my computer 2 laptops ago.. no- you should not close the laptop with headphones in it...DOH!)

It was easy enough to install- some double sided tape is enclosed, and it is pretty clear cut how to install it. It was up and running in seconds.  I chose black because that is the color of my computer case. Looking back, I think I might have chosen another color, just so it is easier to see in the dark, but this works great.

I  have felt a lot better as I surf, knowing that I am not exposing my image across the interwebs for all to see.. I can sit and watch videos with my daughter and feel confident no one is watching us.. creepy right?

I have had the cover slide around a bit as I take it from place to place, but it is pretty easy to move it back into place ( it slides so you can use it when you want.) I do abuse my computer quite a bit, so it is not surprising to me that it can move...

Overall, I have been pretty pleased with the cover. It makes me feel more confident in my surfing, and it is easy to use. 

Would you like to win one for yourself?

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Thanks so much to C-SLIDE Webcam Cover 1.0  for letting me review this for my blog!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.