Going through airport security checkpoints can be a pain, especially for folks who carry notebooks with them. Some airports require you to take out the notebook from the notebook case/bag, boot it up (good thing they don’t do a check on the authenticity of the software within as that would probably cause plenty of folks from Third World countries to end up in the slammer), and shut it down. Aerovation aims to cut all that hassle with a new Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bag. This patent-pending product was recently tested by the Transit Security Administration (TSA), and has been given the nod of approval, making travel much less of a hassle for everyone (passengers and airport staff alike).
Developed in response to TSA’s industry-wide call for easy-to-screen laptop bags, the Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bag is the latest solution by Aerovation Products, a company dedicated to creating smart accessories for the travel and aviation industries. Officially debuting to consumers worldwide, the Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bag is designed to allow travelers to keep their laptops safely in. The Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bag functions by holding the laptop in a compartment separate from accessories and other items. It easily peels open for placement on the X-ray screening belt. Once that’s done, the bag quickly folds shut. Differing from other designs, the Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bag uses a patent-pending, top-hinge method of opening and closing. This returns the bag to its carrying configuration simply by picking it up from the belt. There are no snaps, buckles or zippers to reconnect the compartments. The compartments cling to each other automatically.
Frequent travelers will definitely be interested in the Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bag, and it will come in 15.4″ and 17″ sizes – big enough to store plenty of Eee PCs and other similar netbooks with room to spare. No idea on how much they will cost, but you can choose from either leather or faux-leather styles.