Are you someone who loves to use your webcam but hates the idea of hackers and digital peeping toms watching you unsuspectedly? Webcam hacking is a real thing. While you can't necessarily stop it at the source, you can put up some roadblocks to make it harder for potential creeps to view you without your knowledge. Here are the best MacBook privacy covers available for your MacBook that'll give you some serious peace of mind.
Sleek yet sneaky
High quality, stylish, and ready to hide that webcam, the AFN Webcam Cover is one good-looking privacy protector. The rail-type cover doesn't use a magnet but still allows your laptop to close due to its crazy thinness. You can pick one up in many different colors.
Slide and hide
If you're looking for a simple yet effective slider for your MacBook's webcam, then take a peek at the Cimkiz Webcam Ultra Thin Metal Camera Slider. It's a magnetic slider that'll never prevent your MacBook from shutting. This slider comes in a 3-pack, 6-pack, or 12-pack, so if you accidentally lose your slider, you'll always have extras — or give them to your friends!
Small but mighty
Add a little luck on your side and keep those creepers off your webcam with the imluckies Webcam Metal Camera Cover. This privacy-boosting device is thinner than a credit card and is super simple to install. You can pick up a 2-pack, 3-pack, or 5-pack and can even attach the slider over your iPad and iPhone for even more security on your devices.
Pristine plastic protection
Maybe you're in the market for a webcam cover but don't love the idea of a metal one. Never fear; the C-Slide Webcam Cover Family Pack is here! This slim and sleek webcam cover is made from durable plastic that is easy to install without damaging your MacBook's webcam lens. It comes in a 3-pack and can even be installed on other devices, too.
Fashionable and functional
Looking for a laptop webcam cover that's also decent to look at? Then take a peek at the Cobcobb Webcam Cover. This particular privacy tool comes in a multitude of colorful prints in one 8-pack. It works with a double-sided adhesive sticker and is only 0.6mm thick.
Thin yet thorough
Save yourself some stress and pick up the EYSOFT Webcam Thin Webcam Cover for some extra security in your life. This webcam cover is super thin and fits on most devices, including smartphones and your iPad. It works with adhesive backing: press and hold for 15 seconds, and you're ready to protect yourself online.
Privacy is key
Your online protection isn't a joke, and taking the proper steps to stop creepy hackers on the internet from accessing your webcam is a good place to start. There are so many different Macbook privacy covers out there that it can be hard to choose just one, but we love the look of the AFN Webcam Cover for our MacBooks.
Any of these options will allow you to stress a little less when online or just keeping your computer on while you walk around the room. Whatever you end up deciding on, we hope it works perfectly and gives you a little bit more peace of mind while you're on your computer. Good luck and happy shopping.
Jaclyn Kilani is a content writer at iMore. She's a longtime Apple addict with a flair for creating (written works, design, photos; you name it!) on her devices. Jaclyn has also worked in the marketing sector for over 16 years, dabbling in a bit of everything from writing to graphic design and digital marketing. In her heart of hearts, however, she is a born writer and an avid reader who adores everything about the written word. Someday she may even churn out a book or two.
Throughout her career, Jaclyn has also developed something of an addiction to all things Apple. Her professional and personal life is enhanced by an ever-growing collection of iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple Watches, and even AirTags. Luckily, this expensive habit is of great use to her work at iMore, where she writes with authority on Apple products and the accessories that go with them.
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