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Skooba debuts new X-ray safe notebook bag

updated 10:40 am EST, Thu February 5, 2009

Checkthrough laptop bag

Skooba Design has announced the Checkthrough Messenger, a new notebook bag made to go through airport X-ray screening with the computer still inside. A slimmer version of company's original checkpoint-friendly bag, the Messenger nevertheless comes with over a dozen compartments, pockets and organizers. The notebook section of the bag holds a variety of sizes, including 15 to 15.4-inch models, most 16- and 17-inch machines, and all Apple portables.

Compartments fit the likes of business cards or handheld electronics, and include a zippered clear pouch for liquids. Materials incorporate a Denier Ballistic exterior, a nylon interior, and brushed nickel-finished metal throughout; all materials used are also water-repellant. When placing a bag into a checkpoint conveyor belt, the bag opens and hinges in the middle to separate the notebook compartment from everything else. Once opened, a clear window enables people to see a computer while still keeping it protected.

The Checkthrough Messenger can be ordered from the Skooba Design website, and is priced at $130.





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  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Nice try

    Too bad the TSA folks will still require you to put your laptop on a bin by itself. Good luck trying to convince anyone that peeking at it through a plastic window is good enough.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    No problems with TSA

    Not true, guys. Check out the TSA website for the new rules. I'm currently using a similar design with no problems leaving my laptop in the bag

  1. umijin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Too heavy

    At 2.5 lbs, it's still a bit on the heavy side.

    And not all TSA folks give a damn what the website policy says. You may get different results from different locations, like it or not.

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