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Targus - Spy Guard Webcam Cover (3-Pack) - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 172 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fantastic idea

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    JustinJales
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    i have always had that thought in the back of my mind and im sure most of you have too. whos watching? that hole is creepy you have to admit. but its not all a conspiracy. theres alot of evidence and leakers whove admitted that people can hack into your devices. i originally saw a similar product like this on shark tank. it clipped over the camera and it caused your laptops lid to create a gap. which isnt good for the hinges. on tablets it works but it can fall off if you hit it by accident. and so targus has created the best of both worlds. it sticks on via 3m tape and is easily removable. ive had it on my computer for a month now and its stuck on there good. it has a little door that opens and closes without effort and it comes multicolored. originally it was 20-25 which is too much in my opinion but you can snag one online for 5 bucks which is a steal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    One major flaw . . .

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    KDog
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    These are pretty much one-time-use covers because unless you’re willing to cut extremely thin double-sided scotch tape, if you position it wrong or decide you want to move/remove it - you’re done. You’re not going to be able to use it again because the cover won’t stick and/or the sticky stuff that kept it where you put it isn’t staying on the back of the cover. So CAREFULLY position it (hint: do it with the cover in the OPEN position so you can center the camera eye in the middle of the opening). And then . . . you’re not going to be able to use it on some future device. Enjoy it where it is. That said, it works very well on laptops and iPads. You don’t have to be paranoid to want to have the option of covering the camera (front facing) on your device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Economical and great, however CAVEAT

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    olecoountrylawyer
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    Like many good products, the simplicity of the design is its best feature. It certainly works well and I was pleasantly suprised to see two in the pack when it appeared to be only one. That's the good news. Thebad news is while it works well on some of my law office laptops it is worthless on the one I most ue where the glass extends to the very top edge of monitor. This product does NOT stick to glass. If you have plastic edge around your laptop, get this now. If you'r monitor is 100% glass keep your money in your pocket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love it

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    Ihadtoputsomethinghere34
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    I'm not gonna lie, I felt totally stupid paying for such a simple product. But, after installing it and using it a few times I was totally vindicated. It is great and very much a life changer for anyone who uses their laptop camera more than every once and a while. I previously was taking tape one and off and re sticking it on. If you are, as I was, concerned about your laptop closing with it on, I can confirm that it works on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). Also, it comes with two others to give away to friends...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good price since there are 3 (if you need 3)

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    Shugs13
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    Decent price since there are 3. Luckily we have 3 pcs with webcams. If only neesing one the price is a bit high for a simple plastic cover. Havent had long but so far the adhesive is holding well. The black and gray (silver) blend well with laptop colors. I dont have a white one so it stands out above the others. Previously thought they were silly and not needed but since discovering many apps and programs that can turn on the cams I feel more secure having them covered when not in use. Now to find something similar for cellphones!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t fit on 2 of my 3 machines

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    Anthony
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    Good concept, but 2 of the 3 laptops I put them on would not close all the way after applying because of their thickness. If you have a smaller laptop, the piece might come down into your screen. Also, if your screen lays flush or almost flush against the keyboard half of the machine when closed, it may prevent the machine from closing all the way.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Slipping off

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    Gabs
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    I bought these to put on my HP Spectre 2 in 1 laptop, and 1) they do not stick very well at all, and 2) the flap that is supposed to move to reveal the camera is working a little TOO well and just leaving the camera exposed. It works some of the time, and for how cheap it is I really can’t complain though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Webcam cover

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    bluerosehd
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    I decided to purchase this item just in case. Sure enough, I recently got duped by hackers pretending to be from Microsoft. After our session was over, the hacker tried to turn on my webcam and thanks to my webcam cover, was not able to see me. I saw him and got him off my computer quick. Very satisfied with this item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Spy Guard Webcam Cover does the job.

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    Unicornlov
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    The Webcam cover fits on any laptop. It fits right over the camera. No problem getting it attached to the surface of your laptop. It does help from others seeing you if you don't use the camera instead of using a piece of tape over the camera eye.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Webcam Cover

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    VersaUser
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    I bought this webcam cover without researching first. Since it wasn’t expensive it was a good deal. Not as sturdy as I would like but works really well and comes in a pack of 3. Used on 2 laptops but not sure if I will use it on my IPad yet

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    good but not for me

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    lani
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    I love the idea of this camera guard. But it does not work with this computer. I have face recognition and light on either side to help with face recognition. The way this works is to slide the blocker back and forth. When the camera is exposed the light is blocked. Great Idea that does not work with this computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it is supposed to do

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    chesogsi
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    This product does what it is supposed to do and very easy to install. Simple design with three color options of black, gray and white. However, using it on a MacBook Air will leave a small gap when you close your laptop because the product is not that thin.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    John
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    I found these lying around in the electronics area & picked them up! Great deal for a 3 pack! I went back some weeks later to buy another pack and was told they don’t carry them in the store but online. Gee. Glad I found them then!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better option than tape

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    Cjfranks
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    I didn’t like the look of tape on my laptop, or the residue when removing and replacing after use of my webcam. This is perfect, and is small enough it doesn’t interfere with closing my laptop. You have to place it just right to avoid covering up the holes around the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's not duct tape.

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    Audiophile
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    The best thing about this product is what it's not: a post-it note, or any sort of tape! It certainly looks more presentable than any of the various makeshift methods of covering up the camera on one's laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy and inexpensive personal security

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    Eloi
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    This is a really simple and effective way to block your laptop's or tablet's camera if you're worried about activation by outsiders. We installed one for a 95-year-old friend (JUST getting on the internet for the first time), and he's happy as a clam.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't beat this price

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    EddyB
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    I have heard about people hacking into webcams, so I wanted to take precaution. I stumbled upon this product and had to get it. It's easy to install and use, and it better than putting tape on your camera. You can slide on and off the cover. Plus, for $10 you get 3 covers. Can't beat that

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It really works!!

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    vpasq
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    I found this perfect for providing protection from a possible camera hack and it isn't noticeable on my MacBook Pro, but gives me the comfort of camera protection from unwarranted viewing should that ever become possible. Very nicely priced too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too short

    Posted
    CarrieW
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    My camera on light gets covered up by the framework of the cover. Tried on three different monitors and in order to get the fit right I had to cut off part of the cover ends. They should offer more sizes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    They work fine, but be careful installing

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    TheRetiredViking
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    I am using these on a Dell laptop and an 12" iPad. They work fine, but be warned: make sure the mounting surface is good and clean. Also, the initial installation will feel like it's not really sticking. Be patient; the adhesive will eventually get stronger.

    I would recommend this to a friend