Maclocks has invented a case and cable system that will keep your iPad safely tethered to any object you can get the cable around. The iPad Lock could be a great solution to those of you who carry your iPad around with you everywhere not because you're actually using it every second, but because you're afraid of someone snatching it up.

The first component of the patent-pending iPad Lock is a hard, clear plastic case you can leave on for everyday protection. And since the iPad has no security slot, the case has one built in. That way you can lock the security cable to the case, and loop the cable’s other end around a fixed object (like a table). Once the case and cable are locked together, thieves can’t detach the case without damaging the iPad.

Although the iPad Lock takes away the portability of the iPad, it may not be a bad idea to use with your desk at work if your co-workers are untrustworthy. I can also imagine places such as museums using the iPad Lock so that they can implement the iPad into their display without fear of it being stolen.

The iPad Lock and Security Case Bundle can be yours for $64.95. Anyone plan to pick one up?

[Maclocks via Engadget]