Saturday, August 9, 2008

TSA Approved Cases

As you may know, TSA has announced they are for checkpoint friendly cases to be used to help protect laptops and streamline the security process.  It was back in March that TSA began working with bag designers on how best to serve the public.

TSA has outlined the following criteria for the bag in their press release:
  • A designated laptop-only section
  • The laptop-only section completely unfolds to lay flat on the X-ray belt
  • No metal snaps, zippers or buckles inside, underneath or on top of the laptop-only section
  • No pockets on the inside or outside of the laptop-only section
  • Nothing packed in the laptop-only section other than the computer itself.
What has happened since?  Well, we've got the cases from a variety of manufacturers.  Here a few links from sources on the Internet about bags that are checkpoint friendly.  Keep in mind this is still early and unforeseen issues may pop up.
Onxo will keep an eye on other manufacturers as they become available.  There is no doubt this will put mobile warriors at ease a bit and having to take the laptop out and having an uncaring TSA agent treat your most precious mobile tool harshly.

Here is the direct link to Targus' Zip-Thru.

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