Tom and gang,
Having traveled with my Brain Cell and seeing what a breeze it is to remove the laptop from my bag, I thought of you guys immediately after reading this:
TSA is inviting bag designers and manufacturers to come up with creative ways to meet these design requirements,
• The carrying bag cannot exceed any one of the proposed dimensions – 16 inches in height, 24 inches wide and 36 inches long.
• The materials that make up the bag cannot degrade the quality of the X-ray image of the laptop.
• No straps, pockets, zippers, handles or closures of the bag can interfere with the image of the laptop.
• No electronics, chargers, batteries, wires, paper products, pens or other contents of the bag can shield the image of the laptop.
The TSA has also suggested three concepts of its own:
• A bag that would open completely and lie horizontally on the X-ray belt, such that one side with hold only the laptop.
• A bag that would open completely, leaving the laptop standing vertically, supported by clips.
• A bag that would pull apart in separate compartments, with one compartment containing only the laptop.
Think you're up to the (ridiculously specific) challenge? The second design concept is the one I most want to see sketched out. It's like a transformer!