Nope | a simple and elegant magnetic webcam privacy shield for laptops and desktops. Not compatible with newer 2016 Macbooks.
Why not just use a piece of tape to cover the lens?
- loses its stickiness over time
- Tape is easily forgotten, lost, or repurposed, leaving the camera exposed
- Tape doesn’t look very professional
- Tape may leave a sticky residue
We started this project because we volunteer with students who use digital camera enabled devices. The shocking truth is that just about anyone can hack into your computer and turn on the camera without you even knowing it. The only way to guarantee your privacy is to cover the camera when you are not using it. We believe that it is your space, so you should be the one to decide when your camera is being used.
The Nope features a subtle design which matches the beautiful aesthetic of top laptops and desktops. The magnet elegantly revolves around the base magnet like a planet revolving around the sun.
How does it work?
One magnet of Nope is attached to your computer with thin 3M VHB tape. The other magnet is held in place by attractive magnetic pull. There is a thin space between the magnet and the computer, so the magnet does not touch the computer while moving or in place. It partially levitates and only a small part is held by magnetism. The magnetism is strong enough to hold and stay in place and not so strong as to damage or affect any electronics.
Instructional Video for Installing Nope: