Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock Review

Posted on Apr 15 2014 - 11:43pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received these products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.


If there is one thing all of us can agree on it is that tax day sucks. Nothing to me is more frustrating than doing taxes, especially with all the confusing laws and odd questions that the tax software always seems to ask. The worst part of me is keeping up with all the papers. I try filing my papers, but I always seem to have problems keeping up with everything. For example, my husband and I had a panic attack when we lost our 2011 taxes, due to a hard drive failure just a couple days after sending them off in 2011.  Not only did this keep us from doing our 2012 taxes until we got what we needed from the government, but cost us a hefty convenience fee. To say the least, we have started keeping copies in multiple places. Recently, I learned that Master Lock has been trying to make things easier for people like me by offering a free program called Master Lock Vault.

Here is how Master Lock Vault works. This online program allows you to store and organize lock combinations, digital copies of your passport, social security card, or just about any other type of confidential information you could imagine. The program is pretty much a digital online safe or deposit box, allowing you to access your information securely anytime, anywhere. Best of all, you can access year round via their website or their free mobile app that works on Android, Apple, Kindle, and Nook devices! Not only am I planning on signing up for Master Lock, but I have also been looking for ways that I can keep my laptop a bit more secure, especially with how much we travel. Luckily, Master Lock wanted to make this a bit easier for me, by allowing me to review their Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock!

Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock: What is It

Want to protect your laptop on the go? Make keeping your laptop in one place on campus, in the office, or while traveling with the Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock. This durable, metal constructed lock is made from strong, self coiling cable, and extends from 3 inches to 6 feet, allowing you to fit use it just about anywhere. With its ergonomical dial and trusted locking mechanism, you can keep stuff even safer. Unlike other locks on the market, it doesn’t use number combinations, but letters (over 10,000 possible combinations!), making it unlikely anyone would quickly figure out your combination. This lock is great for securing laptops, monitors, or projectors with a built in lock slot.

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Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock: Overall

Personally, I was very impressed with this lock. It is very easy to use, well made, but not very easy when it comes to resetting the lock, especially when it is in use. I could easily see using this lock next time we travel. Best of all, it is long enough that I can lock it in somewhere and still use the laptop, something that hasn’t been the case with some other laptop locks I have seen previously. Based on my own experience with this lock, I am happy to give the Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock an A rating.

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Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock: Where to Purchase

Would you like to purchase this awesome lock for yourself? You can purchase the Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock on the Master Lock website for $19.99.

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Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock: Giveaway

Would you like to win one of these laptop locks for yourself? We are delighted to be working with Master Lock on this awesome giveaway, where one lucky reader will win a Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock! To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and then enter through the Rafflecopter.

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Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock Sweepstakes

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

47 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. jen mort April 16, 2014 at 2:19 am - Reply

    What i liked most about the Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock is the uniqueness of it!I also loved that there is so many combination possibilities.This is a super cool giveaway!

  2. Jessica Z April 16, 2014 at 8:20 am - Reply

    I like the idea of having a lock to protect my laptop – never knew there was a such thing! I also like that the lock is long enough to still use the laptop!

  3. marnie ward April 16, 2014 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I definitely like that the lock is durable with a locking mechanism that enables me to lock my laptop while at the same time still use it. The fact that it uses letter combinations instead of numbers is a plus too.

  4. katrina c. April 16, 2014 at 11:50 am - Reply

    I need one of these for my Toddler! LOL, but for reals, what an amazing idea.

  5. Candy Kelley April 16, 2014 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Great idea and I would love to take my laptop more and more with me if I knew it could be this secure. Thanks for the review.

  6. Stoic Kitty April 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I like most that the Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock does not require a key to lock and unlock. I tend to misplace keys but I will remember a password.

  7. Giveaways 4 Mom April 16, 2014 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    I like how you can secure your social security numbers and passports.

  8. Rebecca Parsons April 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    I love the security you get when you using the laptop in public. The strong steel cable is a sure way of deterring someone to even attempt to steal it.

  9. Veronica Valdez April 17, 2014 at 9:01 am - Reply

    I never thought to buy one of these, but I use my laptop daily and take it everywhere with me so it is worth thinking about.

    • Susan Bewley April 17, 2014 at 11:49 am - Reply

      I never thought I would need it either but with how much we travel and I love working on the go, I thought it was time to finally get one. Nothing is more annoying than working in Panera and freaking out someone may take your laptop while you refill your coffee!

  10. Melissa Douglass April 17, 2014 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    I have never seen anything like this! I would love to win!

  11. Robin Abrams April 18, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I did not know they made locks for laptops. Love that the password is a word.

  12. sandra April 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    i like that the self coiling cable extends from 3 inches to 6 feet. i also like that you use letters rather than numbers.

  13. Terry Breeden April 19, 2014 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Good review … I have always trusted masterlock and this looks worthy for my laptop so thank you for the chance to win it!


    • Terry Breeden April 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm - Reply

      Answer to question for giveaway:

      I like/trust the masterlock name and quality.
      I like the length/coiled cable.
      I like letter combination password so no keys to lose!


  14. MonaG April 20, 2014 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    I like that the combination is a word instead of a series of numbers. It is a unique security feature and more difficult to crack.

    Thanks 🙂

  15. Rick McClenthen April 21, 2014 at 9:23 am - Reply

    I like that the Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock uses letters instead of numbers for the combination. This makes it so much more secure. As a child, I remember using similar combination locks with just 0-9 for the combination. Althought it took a little time, I was always able to figure out the combinations due the the limited possible combination. With 10,000 possible combinations, it take too much time for a thief to attempt to try all combinations, and they would just move on.

    • Susan Bewley April 21, 2014 at 11:29 pm - Reply

      Same here on the locks. This is a much more secure options 🙂

  16. gala April 21, 2014 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    I like that it can work with any laptop/netbook etc. It’s also very convinient that strong ultra portable self coiling cable extends from 3 inches (76.2mm) to 6 feet

  17. nancyfancypink April 22, 2014 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    I really like that this uses letters instead of numbers. This makes it easier for me to remember the combination.

  18. Brooke Bumgardner April 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    I love that it uses letters/a word for the combination. Much easier to remember for me than numbers. I also like how easy it is to use and travel with.

  19. Barbara Bowman April 23, 2014 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    I like the idea of being able to lock my laptop.. I had no idea that this existed!! I love it.

  20. Enrique Herrera April 24, 2014 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I love the fact the the concept is so ingenious, but cracking the code is even harder for someone to guess! I would find it more soothing to have my laptop safe then rather than to just leave it sitting by my desk saying, “Please take me, I’m venerable.”

  21. Donna Pyszk April 25, 2014 at 5:42 am - Reply

    I love how the combination is a word

  22. Janice Crespo April 25, 2014 at 9:13 am - Reply

    I like that I can secure my information digitally (I truly am going all digitally). I also use my laptop so often that if someone stole it, I would be up the proverbial creek without a paddle – lol – so this ensures if someone does ever break in (heaven forbid) at least the laptop wouldn’t be as appealing all locked up 🙂

  23. Serge B April 26, 2014 at 6:49 am - Reply

    I liked the length as well as the letter combinations. I always find these easier than numbers to remember.

  24. Stephen Saunders April 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    I like the peace of mind that something like this would bring. I use a cable style lock to secure my mom’s push mower to a support beam at her house. Maybe no one would ever try to take it anyway, but it’s good to have the peace of mind that you have some security there.

  25. rickel bar April 26, 2014 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I like the ultra portable self coiling cable and the ergonomic dial spacing. With my eyes, its also nic eto have high contrast numbers are easy to read with red viewing window for easy viewing & resetting

  26. Mike Weisberg April 27, 2014 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    security is key, and this offers it

  27. Tamar April 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    I like the combinations and it would be great for my laptop.

  28. Alecia April 27, 2014 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    I could really use this Master Lock Laptop Lock. I travel a lot and am always worried about hotel maids stealing my laptop.

  29. virgil poore April 27, 2014 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    i like every thing about it.i like that i can ock up my laptop and dont have to worry so much about some one stealin gmy electronics.

  30. xty cruz April 27, 2014 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    I like the letter combination and the length of the cord

  31. carol johnson April 27, 2014 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Words are better for me than numbers, which I never remember.

  32. Erica C. April 28, 2014 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    I like that the lock is durable. It would be great to use when traveling.

  33. Abel R April 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    I like that it seems like it would keep my laptop from dissappearing.

  34. Stephanie Galbraith April 29, 2014 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    I like that it will keep people out of my laptop.

  35. Stephanie Galbraith April 29, 2014 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I like that it will keep people out of my laptop. I also like that I can take it with me wherever I go.

  36. Carolyn Daley April 29, 2014 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    I like that the master lock can help protect my laptop. My favorite feature is that you can set your own combination for the lock.

  37. Brittney House April 29, 2014 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    I like that the lock is childproof. I have three little kids who live to get into everything I own.

  38. Joe Bitner April 29, 2014 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Nice that it is a thumb combination lock and cooler yet letters.So just a good 4 letter word.Ya even if I don’t win I’ll have to look into one when the Doc lets me go back to work.There’s been quite a few times I’d have my laptop on the hood of my vehicle and walk off on a construction site.

  39. shaunie April 30, 2014 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Love that the combination to unlock is more secure now than in the past allowing for more security for the individual/owner. Love that the materials are strong as well

  40. Melanie Montgomery April 30, 2014 at 11:10 am - Reply

    They sell a backpack lock. I could really use that in college.

  41. amanda whiltey April 30, 2014 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    i like that it would protect my laptop. my laptop contains too much private info i would hate to loose it.

  42. maya hu April 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    I like most that the Master Lock 2120DWD Laptop Lock doesnt need a key to lock and unlock, because… ive already gone though three house keys this year! :*D

  43. Cheryl Everitt April 30, 2014 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I like that it uses letter combinations and can be used anywhere! It’s ergonomical design makes use easier.

  44. tina reynolds April 30, 2014 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    I love it is a word combination so darn cool. I had no idea about these thanks for the chance.

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