Even though I am (or perhaps, because I am) a technologist I still stick a bit of tape over the webcam on my laptop. It’s not just that I think I may get hacked, it’s because I think I may be using some conference calling software incorrectly and my face will suddenly be broadcast to some corporate meeting.
And I’m not alone in my solution, I see co-workers regularly sticking tape on their computers, or slotting a business card in there. Even Mark Zuckerberg does.
So, this is why Note 2.0 caught my attention. It’s a purpose built little device that is only $5 on kickstarter. It’s looks great, it permanent and doesn’t leave any mess on the laptop. It can also work with most devices including iPads and iPhones.
It’s not on all the time, it has a flick mechanism which enables you to easily flick it open and shut. When it’s shut over your webcam you can be safe in the knowledge that your webcam is really blocked.
On kickstarter they only aimed to raise $964, but at the time of writing have raised over $84k which puts them 8789% funded!
See the project and check out the video here.