“Certainly one of the biggest stories these days in laptop bag news is the new designs that meet the TSA (Transportation Security Authority – those guys at the US airports with the xray machines) guidelines for a “checkpoint friendly” bag. Ideally this means no more taking your laptop out of its bag when it goes through the xray. Faster security lines. Better for your bag.
I did a post on the TSA guidelines over at my FunChiCo blog, but didn’t have any first hand experience with any of the bags. However, I stopped by the Tom Bihn factory in Seattle on my way home from BlogHer last month. Tom had an early prototype of the bag, but he wasn’t quite ready for me to blog about it. Now, however, it’s been released and is available for pre-order with shipping in late September 2008. So, here’s the scoop on the Checkpoint Flyer from Tom Bihn.” — Read on for the full scoop. Or, see the Checkpoint Flyer for yourself.