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Turn Empty Drive Bay into Locking Safe

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 20 comments

Get organized with Kleargear's PC drawer and locking safe. has an interesting gadget that can turn empty PC drive bays into a lockable storage compartment. There's really nothing to the setup: simply take the storage drawer set and shove in into the empty slot. The company said that its unique invention would be ideal to store items that would otherwise clutter the desk: office supplies, personal items, and even up to 24 loose CDs.

For $9.95 per set, consumers get two drawers (one with a lock) containing two horizontal dividers, two vertical dividers, and one CD post. The company also says that consumers can use the lockable drawer as a "hidden safe," featuring a lock that can stash away valuables safely. Honestly, that doesn't provide a warm and fuzzy feeling, as any non-professional thief can take a screwdriver and remove the outer frame from the chassis, and take whatever they want from the drawer.

Still, the design could keep the kids from stealing pens, and could clear up all the other junk collecting dust on the desk. The PC could probably be considered the last place to look for valuables anyway, so installing this set of drawers may provide a nifty hiding place. Got a ton of USB drives hanging around the house? Throw them in the drawer. Need a place to toss USB cables or possibly a spare mouse? Throw it in the drawer.

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    WheelsOfConfusion , October 2, 2009 5:39 PM
    They should make another one that turns into a cup-holder.
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    spanspace , October 2, 2009 4:46 PM
    Good idea. But you'd have to be an idiot to put valuables in it.
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    Anonymous , October 2, 2009 5:00 PM
    I can see it now, some ID10T is going to lock up his post-it of passwords and then lose the key.
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    Gin Fushicho , October 2, 2009 5:07 PM
    But what about people who have Cases that have closing panels on the front? They wont close all the way anymore.

    not only that but you would be an idiot ot put anything metal , or moist in there.
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    digiex , October 2, 2009 5:12 PM
    How about adding a motor then hook it up the PC's PSU. Just push the eject button and it will open like a DVD drive.
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    False_Dmitry_II , October 2, 2009 5:22 PM
    Or if I were the thief I'd be stealing the PC anyway. Thanks for whatever it was in that bay that'll be found eventually.
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    WheelsOfConfusion , October 2, 2009 5:39 PM
    They should make another one that turns into a cup-holder.
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    Anonymous , October 2, 2009 5:40 PM
    When I was younger I had a friend that would hide his cigarettes in his computers empty bays so his parents wouldn't find them. If I ever have kids they aren't going to be able to hid anything :) 
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    nitto555rchallenger , October 2, 2009 6:54 PM
    It won't help heat dissipation and will weaken performance, so -1.
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    ssalim , October 2, 2009 7:00 PM
    WheelsOfConfusion: Cup holder is probably more useful than this.
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    SAL-e , October 2, 2009 7:05 PM
    WheelsOfConfusionThey should make another one that turns into a cup-holder.

    It has been done already. Any CD or DVD drive could be used. In fact I had a client who called me one day and told me: "The coffee holder doesn't open"! LOL
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    tmike , October 3, 2009 3:26 AM
    1) stash
    2) lube
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    virtualban , October 3, 2009 7:46 PM
    tmike1) stash 2) lube

    Coolest comment ever!!

    Thank you for the laugh!
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    beayn , October 4, 2009 12:25 AM
    Don't thieves tend to steal the computer anyway?
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    ravewulf , October 4, 2009 3:43 AM
    tmike1) stash2) lube

    Need a place to stash your porn filled USB sticks, throw them in the drawer too!
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    JohnnyLucky , October 4, 2009 2:34 PM
    Personally I would have preferred a personal coffee maker.
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    buwish , October 4, 2009 3:41 PM
    It's not a bad idea to get rid of clutter. But I agree, it's not the best place to put anything of value.
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    pepperman , October 4, 2009 7:46 PM
    This is the best invention ever! Put everything the robbers are going to steal all in one place! You just gave criminals all over the world the best day of their lives, Kleargear.
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    10tacle , October 5, 2009 1:04 AM
    Great idea to hide stuff from the snooping clueless girlfriends who no nothing about empty PC bays. And no, thieves don't generally go after desktop PCs. Remember they are after fast and easy targets for a quick sell on the street like laptops.
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    zerapio , October 5, 2009 3:25 AM
    This is great for taking your game CD's and other stuff to LAN parties. I'm getting one.
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    blaze15301 , October 6, 2009 10:46 PM
    i have something like that its awsome