C-Slide Webcam Cover Review + Giveaway
Before coming across the C-Slide Webcam Cover, I really didn’t pay much attention to my webcam lens when I wasn’t recording or video chatting. I never really thought much about hackers or people having the ability to spy through my laptop camera.
I mean, In our everyday busy lives, who really has time to monitor their movements and the movements of everyone else in the household when it comes to our online usage? This is what I used to ask myself, before I realized how important it is to take time to make sure I’m doing everything I can to help protect my family from online predators.
I’m not sure if you’ve seen this story going around on social media, but when I saw this, it really got me thinking about just how vulnerable we all are to creeps out there that think it’s funny or entertaining to peep into people’s live uninvited.
If you just do a quick internet search you will find similar stories of people hacking into all types of wi-fi enabled devices or people being stalked through their cell phones and tablets by disgruntled exes. I’ve even heard stories of people hacking into the cameras on game consoles like X-Box 360 and Kinect.
The C-Slide Webcam Cover was created to prevent hackers from having the ability to see through your webcam lens. These covers are super affordable and they come in many different styles to suit your personality or your device.
The C-Slide 1.0 is $5.95 and comes in Black, Silver or White. Other designs, Camera Phone Covers and Multi-packs are available with prices ranging from $3.95 – $14.95
I’ve been using my C-Slide for about 2 weeks now and I feel so much more relaxed knowing that nobody can see me or my surroundings while I’m using my laptop. I also don’t have to worry about those times when I forget to close my top or whenever I decide to do some blogging in my underwear. Yeah right, don’t act like you don’t sometimes surf the net in your panties. I know you do. Anyway.
This cover attaches easily to your laptop, Tablet or iPad to cover the lens and basically creates a blackout situation. The sliding window feature is easy to use but very fragile. I wouldn’t really recommend this for small children (because of the size and potential choking hazard) or young ones that are rough with their electronic devices. But this would be perfect for teens.
The design of the C-Slide is very thin, so it doesn’t interfere with closing computer lids. I can close mine with ease and it leaves no gaps. My only issue has been with the clear peel off adhesive that is used to secure this to my laptop. It definitely stays in place, but because I have a touchscreen, it tends to slide (just a bit). It’s nothing that can’t easily be adjusted though and I do like the fact that I can remove this at any time and it leaves no sticky residue at all.
My Final Thoughts and Grade
I think this is a great safety product as well as an all around great tech accessory. I love the fact that it solves a problem that many of us are unaware of. I feel that the price is reasonable and it was very easy to install on my laptop. I haven’t noticed any scratching or wear and tear on my laptop from having this over my camera lens. The fact that I would highly recommend these to friends and family and probably give them away as gifts, tells me that this is a product deserving a high-grade. I give the C-Slide Webcam 1.0 a B+
For more information about C-Slide, visit their website at: www.C-Slide.com
Disclosure: 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.
It’s Giveaway Time!!
One lucky Star will win a C-Slide Webcam Cover 1.0 of their own. This is an EASY entry giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment below and you’re entered! Be sure to leave either a valid email address or social media handle, so I can contact you if you win. If I can’t locate you, the prize will quickly go to someone else, so be sure to do this. This giveaway will run 1 week from 6/9/14 through 6/16/14
Rules: To enter, answer the giveaway question by leaving a comment in the comment section at the bottom of this review page. 1 Winner will be selected randomly from all entries to receive a C-Slide Webcam Cover 1.0. The prize will be mailed directly from the company to the winner. The email address or handle you use, will be what I use to contact the winner, so please make sure it is correct. Winners failure to respond within 48 hours of notification email will result in me selecting another winner. Winners will be announced here on the blog, on my Facebook Fanpage and on Twitter.
Here’s The Giveaway Question
What Security Measures Do You Take To Protect Your Own/Your Family’s Electronic Devices?
(From Hacking, Predators, Unauthorized Use etc.)
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