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NZXT Unveils Bunker USB Locking Device

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Here's a cool way to lock your gaming mouse and keyboard to the PC.

Monday NZXT revealed an interesting gadget that's ideal for LAN parties and college students: the Bunker. This new secured expansion for PC gamers and enthusiasts provides a means to lock USB peripherals to the PC while they're still connected, preventing theft and possibly even "accidental" unpluggings during intense gaming sessions.

The Bunker is rather simple in nature: it slides into any open 5.25-inch drive bay and provides four additional USB (likely 2.0) ports for expanded connectivity. Covering the ports is a durable, swinging door with a slit at the bottom granting passage for peripheral USB cords. The door uses a 20-key lock system, located on the left, for maximum security. That's it.

"We place a great deal of importance on portability and security," said Johnny Hou, Founder and Chief Designer at NZXT. "Whether you’re transporting your rig to a LAN party or would like more peace of mind in the dorm, Bunker will ensure that your peripherals and media remain secure."

Of course, if someone was really desperate for your Cyborg R.A.T. 9 gaming mouse or some other high-dollar peripheral, they could simply whip out a knife and cut the cord. Nevertheless, NZXT's cool USB Bunker will be available this March for a meager $24.99.

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    JE_D , January 12, 2011 12:07 PM
    The RAT 9 is wireless. There is no cord to cut...... just saying
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    mavroxur , January 12, 2011 12:14 PM
    If someone wants to swipe your $200+ gaming keyboard or peripherals, this really won't stop someone from simply cutting the cord and replacing the $3 USB plug on the end when they get home. Neat idea I guess though.
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    thlillyr , January 12, 2011 12:40 PM
    mavroxurIf someone wants to swipe your $200+ gaming keyboard or peripherals, this really won't stop someone from simply cutting the cord and replacing the $3 USB plug on the end when they get home. Neat idea I guess though.


    Agreed but most of those kinds of thefts are opportunistic and having to cut to cord is problematic and thats assuming that the dude knows enough or is willing to spend the time to put it back to gether. Such a crime will more likely be premeditated than opportunistic.
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    onzfeat , January 12, 2011 12:59 PM
    atleast we lefted some cutted usb wire
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    secolliyn , January 12, 2011 2:28 PM
    Yes someone could always cut the cord and replace it but whats really stopping them from just taking the entire computer?i know there are computer locks usually from Laptops but you can use them for desktops so the thief just brings a small bolt cutter and then your $200 worth of peripherals and your computer is gone
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    scatrdfew , January 12, 2011 4:24 PM
    don't buy stuff people want to steal
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    XD_dued , January 12, 2011 6:35 PM
    mavroxurIf someone wants to swipe your $200+ gaming keyboard or peripherals, this really won't stop someone from simply cutting the cord and replacing the $3 USB plug on the end when they get home. Neat idea I guess though.


    Or whats to stop them from bringing a Phillips head screw driver?
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    dkant1n , January 12, 2011 8:27 PM
    I think that for U$S25 a LITTLE bit of additional security is OK, at least they will have to cut the wire, not just simply unplugg
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    VGKitov , January 13, 2011 11:29 AM
    The RAT 9 is wireless. There is no cord to cut...... just saying
    Thats what I thought, maybe because you need the R.A.T 9 Wireless transmitter to use it I guess :) 
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    rhino13 , January 13, 2011 4:26 PM
    I'd probably just take any computer in which I found one of these things installed.
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    WyomingKnott , January 13, 2011 7:40 PM
    20-key? Wouldn't that be kind of inconvenient to open and close? "Wait a sec, only seven more keys to go."
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    thee_prisoner , January 13, 2011 9:30 PM
    WyomingKnott20-key? Wouldn't that be kind of inconvenient to open and close? "Wait a sec, only seven more keys to go."


    It's a lock system so that another person who has a key can't open it.