Eyebloc

Frequently Asked Questions

EYEBLOC WEBCAM COVER FOR MACBOOK & DATABLOC

WHY DO I NEED A EYEBLOC WEBCAM COVER FOR MACBOOK?

You should never have to worry about your personal devices betraying your privacy, but the truth is that there is currently a rise in the threat of webcam hacking. The Eyebloc Webcam for MacBook is a magnetic webcam cover designed to allow your computer to completely close. The patented webcam cover for MacBook is the thinnest webcam cover on the market and works directly with the internal magnets in your computer. To use simply place the cover over your camera and slide the cover to expose your webcam. The best part? None of the gunk and residue you get from tape or post-it notes. By truly knowing your camera is blocked, the Eyebloc for MacBook delivers peace of mind in the age of computer hackers, and for active webcam users. While the Eyebloc for Macbook is specifically designed for MacBooks and MacBook Pros it will also work for newer laptops with built-in magnets.

CAN SOMEONE REALLY SPY ON ME THROUGH MY COMPUTER?

Yes! If you use a computer or tablet with a built in camera, there’s always the possibility of a hacker gaining access. In the worst case scenario, this can mean a stranger watching you and your family’s most private moments.  Hackers have also been known to use cameras to steal passwords and other sensitive data. 

HOW DOES THE WEBCAM COVER WORK?

Step 1: Place the cover over your camera, the Eyebloc Webcam Cover will connect to your internal computer magnets.

Step 2: Simply slide with your finger to open and close the webcam. 

DOES THE EYEBLOC STAY ON WHILE MY LAPTOP IS CLOSED?

The Eyebloc for MacBook is made from a super thin high carbon steel that allows it to remain attached to the computers’ internal magnets while the lid is closed.

CAN I BUY EYEBLOC OUTSIDE THE US?

International shipping is available for amazon and eyebloc.com direct store purchases. For some promotional offers shipping outside the US is not available. 

DOES EYEBLOC WORK ON MY IMAC?

Eyebloc currently only works with MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Laptops (11"/13"/15" display's) as it takes advantage of the embedded magnets that are normally used to keep the lid closed. We are working on additional versions for iMacs and other popular devices. The eyebloc may work on some newer non-mac laptops with built-in magnets.



DOES THE EYEBLOC INTERFERE WITH MY AUTOMATIC BACK-LIGHT ADJUSTMENT?

Depending on how you use it, the Eyebloc might cover the ambiance light sensor which is used to automatically adjust the display back-light. Most users have the automatic back-light adjustment disabled from the MacBook system preferences, but if you want to use this feature, simply make sure you slide the Eyebloc to the left to block the webcam as this allows you to block the webcam but still have the light sensor visibly exposed. (the light sensor is located 0.5"/1cm to the left of the webcam).

CAN I MAKE A CUSTOM EYEBLOC?

The strategic placement and shape of the webcam cover makes it the perfect option for personalization. Company logos or custom messaging can be easily engraved on either side of the window for display whenever the computer is open. We offer customization option for personal slogans/messages or company logo’s. Please refer to our custom product section for more info or send us an e-mail info@eyebloc.com.

DOES THE EYEBLOC INTERFERE WITH MY WIFI ANTENNAS?

The MacBook wifi antennas are located in the side of your display and not the top so the Eyebloc will not interfere with the wifi signal of you laptop.

WHY NOT USE TAPE?

We used to use tape, but we invented Eyebloc because we didn’t like to get gunk on our laptop, and we like to use our webcam to chat with friends on colleagues.  So we wanted something we could easily slide to the side when using the camera and remove without leaving gunk on our expensive equipment. Plus the eyebloc blends in with your MacBook and is the best looking webcam cover available. 

WHERE IS THE EYEBLOC SOLD?

The Eyebloc can be purchased directly from our product section at www.eyebloc.com. The Eyebloc is also available on www.amazon.com (with free shipping for prime members). We are also working on bringing the Eyebloc to a retail store near you.



WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING?

“I have young children, and the thought that someone might be watching gave me the chills. I purchased an Eyebloc and have been feeling much better ever since.” Alissa M., mother and attorney, Santa Monica California

“In my business confidentiality is important, and I don’t want to risk someone watching our meetings through the webcam.  Now I know they can’t” - David S., Investor, New York, New York

“The Eyebloc design covers my webcam without leaving any marks on my new computer.  That was really important to me.” - Greg B., Manufacturing Executive, San Francisco California

“At first I ordered Eyeblocs to make sure no one was watching us at home through our laptops.  Now I recommend all my IT clients purchase the Eyebloc for any built-in magnet webcams.” - Marty H., IT Manager, Southfield Michigan

DATABLOC

WHY DO I NEED A DATABLOC DATA BLOCKER USB ADAPTER? 

There are two main reasons for owning and using a data blocking USB adapter; piece of mind and the increasing risk of your devices being hacked with Malware. While travelling day-to-day, you may use one of many public USB ports never knowing what data has been transferred too and from your phone. In rental cars, rideshares, airports, hotels, coffee shops and the office, data may be transferred every time you charge your phone.  When you use a databloc data blocker you will always know that none of your private data is transferred from one device to another. There is also a new threat to your privacy that comes in the form of Malware. Hackers are currently leaving behind USB cables in public spaces with malware embedded in them. When you use them to plug in your phone, the malware transfers to your device via the USB data transfer and your phone/personal information is now compromised. With the Databloc, all data transfers are disabled allowing you to get the charge you need without compromising your phone. Unlike other datablockers the Databloc features SmartCharge™ giving you faster charging for newer smartphones. Keep a Databloc connected to your cable or in your travel bag or purse and always be protected!

WHERE WOULD I USE THE DATABLOC DATA BLOCKING USB ADAPTER?

You can use the Databloc everywhere you charge; public charging stations, airports, coffee shops, hotels, rideshares and rental cars. Everytime you sync your phone to a rental car your contacts are downloaded to the cars internal system as well as when you are in a rideshare such as Uber or Lyft. Plug into your work computer without having to worry about downloading your pictures or accidentally infecting your company computers. 

CAN I MAKE A CUSTOM DATABLOC?

The slim profile and security features makest the Databloc the perfect option for personalization to promote your business. Company logos or custom messaging can be easily engraved on either side of the Databloc for display whenever the USB Adapter is in use. Please refer to our custom product section on our website for more info or send us an e-mail info@eyebloc.com.

DOES DATABLOC WORK ON MY MACBOOK?

The Databloc is available in both USB-A and USB-C. Newer Macbooks feature only USB-C inputs. The USB-C adapter will work on all Mac products with a USB-C input. The Databloc USB-C is useful for charging your phone from your newer Macbook. 

DOES THE DATA BLOCKER SLOW MY CHARGING SPEED?

The Databloc features SmartCharge™ and is designed to give you the optimal charging speed for your device. Cheaper versions or USB adapters without SmartCharge™ will slow your charging time. 

WHERE IS THE DATABLOC SOLD?

The Databloc can be purchased directly from our product section at www.eyebloc.com. The Databloc is also available on www.amazon.com (with free shipping for prime members). We are also working on bringing the Eyebloc to a retail store near you.