Master Lock Laptop Safe & Backpack Lock Review w/ Giveaway

When I received the products that Master Lock sent for my July and August reviews the timing could not have been more perfect. It was just what I needed at this time. You may have noticed that I’ve been pretty scarce over the past couple of weeks. If I were to say that it has been busy here that would be an understatement. I touched on what was going on a while ago. I’ve been a purging fool. Why? Well after 10 years in this house, it is time to move on! My husband and I will be moving into a new home in a few short months.


I’ve been purging for a couple of reasons. First, 6 people living in a home for 10 years have a way of accumulating stuff! When selling your home, you want it to present well. So, it’s important to purge all unnecessary items from your home. You may hear, “look at the bones of the home and ignore the junk.” But trust me, you will have better luck selling your home if it is presentable, and lacking clutter. I watch HGTV quite a bit, and one of the first things that they tell people when preparing to sell, “Declutter!” In the past couple of months, I have been through every room in my home packing up, donating, and throwing away items that were not needed.

Last week there were viewings. My mind was filled with thoughts of strangers roaming through my house. They would be in every room, probably opening closet doors, and looking in places where company usually does not look. I mean I get it; you have to look at the home to determine if you want buy it, but naturally I was a bit concerned.

One of my main concerns was the amount of computing equipment in my home. If you read my blog you know that I review a lot of electronics, and my home, especially my office, is an indicator of this. I wanted to make sure that I secured most of the extra electronics. I wanted them to know that they were buying a house, not a mini computer store. 🙂

The Sentry Safe PL048E Portable Laptop Safe is perfect for my needs.


I was able to fit two 15.4” laptops, one 13.3”, and a tablet inside, lock it securely, and stash it in a safe place. And there was still room for small items like smartphones on the side.


The PL048E securely locks in 2 ways. You set up a combination code, but the safe also includes a key that allows you to disable the combination code. You can then take the key with you for safe keeping.


The other item that I received is the Master Lock 1548DCM Backpack Lock. It allows you to securely lock your backpack using zippers, or loops.


This keeps prying eyes and hands out of it. You can also use it on luggage, sports gear, and anywhere else it fits. This lock allows you to easily set your own 3-digit combination. I will get great use out of this while traveling!



The Giveaway

Master Lock is giving 2 of my readers their own Master Lock 1548DCM Backpack Lock. Enter below!
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Master Lock. All opinions are my own.

Kris McDonald is Chicago mom to 2 sets of twins, photography nut, gadget addict, travel addict, and tech blogger who has worked in IT for over 16 years. Kris figured out a while ago that she was destined to be really busy (hence the 2 sets of twins), and she has found peace with that. Read More
  • Jerry Marquardt

    I would like to use this for security and protection while having my bag at the health club.

  • Kimberly M.

    I would use it when I traveled or camping.

  • Leela

    I would give it to my daughter for hers.

  • Bunny

    I would use this at the gym

  • Sand

    I would use it at the gym or while traveling.

  • lilyk

    I would use it to secure important documents.

  • Bryan E.

    Would use it to lock my gym bag when I play basketball with friends on public courts !

  • Joe Bitner

    I would give it to my neice.She would put it to good use.As she starts college in August.

  • Katherine Riley

    I would use it while attending meetings.

  • Mary Beth Elderton

    I would give this to my daughter for her book bag—besides books, she also carries her tablet or laptop.

  • kathy pease

    I would give this to my so for his backpack

  • lshumack

    I would use it at work…lots of things go missing there and we have to lock our purses!

  • Judy Cowan

    I would give it to my Step-Grandson to use on his backpack when he starts High School in the fall.

  • fossie55

    I would give it to my daughter to use on her backpack when travelling.
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  • RachelFerrucci

    I would use this on my carry on! I travel a lot and my carry on is sometimes not directly above me

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  • Laurie Emerson

    I would use this on my backpack which I take to school with me.

  • Karen Mayernick

    I would use this lock everyday on my backpack. I take it to school and work! Great prize! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  • Kristina Potter

    I would use it for my labtop case, my suitcases when vacationing, and many other clever ideas I could use it for.

  • trichie

    I would use it for my carry on luggage

  • Ed Nemmers

    Safety for the Faberge Eggs.

  • Angela Winesburg

    I would use it on my briefcase.

  • abedabun dawn

    I would use it on my grand daughters bike.

  • Kristin McCall

    I would use it on my carry on back pack so when i go on the airplane i do not have to worry about someone stealing my stuff

  • Pooch

    I would use it on my briefcase.

  • Kim

    I would use it to keep my gym bag stuff safe.

  • Cheryl

    I would give it to my daughter to use while at swimming to keep her stuff safe.

  • Jeanna johnson

    I would give it to my son who is entering middle school this year.

  • Lisa Voyce

    I would use for vacations when I leave valuable in the hotel rooms.

  • Brittney House

    I would use it at the gym to keep my stuff safe.

  • jill190

    I would use it to lock my pack in go in a cruise in October.

  • Stephanie Larison

    This would be for my husband while he’s at the gym or doing sports.

  • jeremy mclaughlin

    Would use on bag when I go to the gym.

  • cindiizzy

    I would use it for my laptop back pack

  • susansmoaks

    i would use this for my work stuff. it would keep it safe in the car and at work.

  • Mabu

    I would house this in many ways for a laptop and I can also store my diary inside

  • Jannet Kwan

    I use it to lock my computer in my backpack.

  • timmy06

    when I go to the YMCA could use it for my pack

  • Jenna Hudson

    My son takes his tablet to school in his backpack. I know he doesn’t always keep an eye on it so this would be great for him.

  • Ruy M.

    I take my backpack everywhere, so I would use it to have a little peace of mind that my things are secure.

  • ingridjen

    My granddaughter would love to use it for her job.


    When I do sports – travelling for games.

  • deanac

    I would let my son use it on his backpack to school. Thanks for the chance

  • Richard Hicks

    This would be perfect for my niece who goes to college this fall

  • Holly B

    My husband would use this on his backpack for this laptop he takes to work and travels with!

  • Carol Roberts clark

    give to my daughter who is going to college whoop whoop this agust

  • cyndi br

    I would use this when I go to the pool

  • Leslie

    I would use it for when I go camping. The sites are right next to a bike trail and I often lock my stuff in my car, so this would be great!

  • Darlene Demell

    I would use this to keep all my mothers jewelry in to keep it safe.
    Email has changed to darlened (at) nrtco (dot) net Thanks

  • Bianca Munoz

    I would use it while playing pokemon go and keeping my stuff safe 🙂 Thank you!

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