Let's just say, hypothetically, that someone wanted to take over your webcam and observe your every move. And let's just say you didn't want them to - because, hypothetically, you were building an open-source white hat firewall, or an CircuitPython chaos inciter, or you can only do one pull-up and just ate a whole bag of Bugles.
Then maybe spending a couple bucks on a webcam blocking sticker wouldn't seem so ridiculous. They're pitch black, like an eye-hole-free balaclava for your monitor's built-in webcam, and have an inset, minimal black cover to rep your privacy concerns. The metal slider is super-thin so your laptop can easily shut even if you have the fanciest new Applebook. Also works great on phones and tablets with a flat glass camera area.
Unlike our other Webcam Cover-ups, these have a neat, tiny sliding window, so the camera is not permanently covered.
- Clean the camera surface.
- Remove the 3M tape backing.
- Place the webcam cover over the camera.
- Press firmly and hold for a few seconds. It will be fully adhered after 24 hours!
Again, we're not claiming anyone's watching you. All we're saying is that they might be - and isn't that good enough?
Webcam cover: 11.5 x 7 x 0.8mm