• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    LoJack DID NOT work for me!!!

    • Written by from Seattle

    After stupidly leaving my 4-month-old MacBook Pro 13.3 on an airplane I felt confident that I would either receive my recovered laptop or $1,000 compensation. I filed a police report as required and supposedly the investigation ensued. Due to fine print (lost/stolen outside the U.S.) I was not eligible for the compensation, and just had to hope that they could track down my property. In the few days following the event, the lucky new owner logged into the internet using my computer and LoJack was able to trace it: the laptop was still in Amsterdam. This, however, is where the search seemed to end. Apparently they needed more than those few log-ins, the associated IP address, and a police report to actually retrieve the laptop. The next step I was told was just to wait for more internet usage and hope that the thief would type some personal information into a website.
    So either the new owner of my laptop has not logged in to the internet since January 31, 2010 (4 1/2 months ago as I'm writing this), or the hard drive has been replaced and I will probably never see it again.
    Bottom Line: You're probably covered if you don't travel internationally with your computer and your thief isn't tech-savvy.

    988 of 1082 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LoJack Overrated

    • Written by from Vancouver

    If you purchase this software and install it on your Mac in hopes of being able to trace your stolen computer. Keep this in mind if someone steals your computer and erases the hard drive they also erase the LoJack software and your computer will not be traceable.
    I purchased this software for my son's MBP 2010 thinking I would be able recover it if stolen. It's been 3 months and no trace. The software needs to be installed in the computer's system Bios to be traceable.

    623 of 665 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works!

    • Written by from RIVERSIDE

    A University colleague had his MBPro stolen from a clinic. The guilty party was located..on the campus! Pretty sad! A patient who was a student had taken the mac.
    Of course not many people would guess that they have to remove the hard drive to clean up the device!
    Based on this I load it up on our families Mac's...Get the University discount!

    302 of 376 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh, its alright

    • Written by from Ethridge

    I had the LATE 2011, i had it for 2 months, someone stole my MacBook Pro 13.3 updated laptop, they only covered $1000 dollars of it. i paid with all my softwares and everything 2600 dollars, so at least i got a part of what i paid... but i'd rather just get my laptop back.

    140 of 158 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No brainer...

    • Written by from Irvine

    I'm a freelance designer and based on a recommendation by a Genius at my local store, I got this with my new MBPro. I've never had a computer stolen but the reality is that in times like we live now, the risk of it happening is far to great to take a chance. At $100 for 3 years, its inexpensive protection for that oh sh__ moment when you say "where is my Mac". The other thing that really sold me what that unlike other type of services that just find your Mac and tell you where it is, lojack will find your Mac and work with the police to actually recover it for you. Plus this comes with a data delete option which I will definitely use if my Mac is stolen since I have a lot of important and sometimes confidential design files on my Mac at any given time.

    176 of 270 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Understand the product

    • Written by from Lakewood

    Its unfortunate that some have reported unhappy experiences here for varying reasons. Some have mistaken the hard drive as the cruz of the matter. The persistent agent behind Lojack is located in the firmware, not the hard drive. Each time the thief logs onto the net, a signal is sent to Absolute's team. The software install only turns on Absolute's "ears." It is not dependent on software on the HD. It cannot be defeated by removing/replacing/wiping the HD.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you don't buy this, you will most likely regret it

    • Written by

    This is the only sure-fire method of recovery for your MAC that I've seen out there that really works. Spend the money, you'll be glad you did. I have it on my home machine and my work machine. Say no more.

    64 of 126 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Lake oswego

    They recovered my computer quickly!!!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Buy

    • Written by from Omaha

    Excellent buy. Easy install. Feel very safe now. Thieves beware.

    82 of 199 people found this useful