updated 07:45 pm EDT, Wed September 10, 2008
Skooba notebook bags
Skooba Design has unveiled several new notebook bags, including the Midnight Luxe Satchel, Sidekick, and TSA compliant Checkthrough that will fit MacBooks and MacBook Pros. The Midnight Luxe Satchel features black microsuede construction with silver trim and hardware, similar to the Skooba Skin but with additional pockets. The Sidekick is a messenger style bag with over a dozen pockets and compartments. The complete bag only weights 35 oz, with "air-filled protection cells" to cushion the area below the notebook.
The Checkthrough bag meets the requirements presented by the TSA for x-ray screening without pulling the computer out of the bag. Twenty pockets and compartments can be used to stash other gear, and there is even a clear pouch to hold liquids during flights. A specific document pocket and "pop-out ID window" are also designed with air travel in mind.
The Midnight Luxe satchel will be available sometime in the fall for $120. Sidekick bags are scheduled to ship before the holidays for $80, and the Checkthrough will ship in October for $140 and can be pre-ordered now for 10 percent off.
[Midnight Luxe Satchel]