Here are some actual product shots of the TSA-friendly MobileEdge cases that we covered about a week ago. I’m still not 100% convinced that TSA bags, in general, can live up to the promise of substantially increasing airport security lines. It’ll only take one screening agent to throw a fit when someone hasn’t removed their laptop, only to find out that it was in a TSA-approved bag all along. Plus, how long does it take you to remove your laptop for the security line? It takes me under ten seconds. I basically unzip my bag, pull out my notebook, and place it in a tray.
Still, perhaps all those ten seconds increments will add up over time. These MobileEdge bags will be available later this summer and I’m guessing they’ll be pretty high-quality, yet not too expensive. Full press release after the jump…
Mobile Edge Showcases Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Case Collection
New ScanFast™ laptop cases TSA compliant
ANAHEIM, Calif., – July 16, 2008 – Mobile Edge, the industry leader in innovative and stylish laptop computer carrying cases and accessories, unveiled three innovative “Checkpoint Friendly” laptop cases designed to help move traveling computer users through airport luggage checks more quickly. Now, airport screeners can X-Ray a traveler’s laptop while still inside their bag. The new cases from Mobile Edge have been tested and meet the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines for carry-on luggage.
The TSA recently announced plans to implement new security procedures that will allow travelers to pass through security checkpoints without having to remove their laptops from their cases. Simultaneously, the TSA issued a request to laptop bag manufacturers to create “Checkpoint Friendly” laptop bags to help speed up security lines, allowing passengers to get to their departure gates in a timely manner. These new cases will help shorten wait times for more than 250 million passengers that travel annually in the U.S.
The design team at Mobile Edge quickly responded to the TSA request and came up with three new innovative case designs. This new ScanFast™ Collection consists of a backpack, a briefcase and a messenger bag, all designed to conveniently open for airport screeners and help speed travelers through the X-Ray screening process.
“This is an unprecedented request by the TSA to help relieve some of the congestion at checkpoint locations nation wide,” said G. David Cartwright, President & CEO, Mobile Edge. “We wanted to produce a range of laptop cases that were compliant with the new TSA guidelines and yet were still both stylish and functional, and we did just that.”
Incorporating industry proven Mobile Edge computer protection, all three cases will accommodate all popular models of laptops and will be covered by the Mobile Edge Lifetime Warranty. This new ScanFast™ Collection is scheduled to launch in late summer.
Mobile Edge continues to expand the laptop carrying case category by offering new, innovative and smart designs that fuse fashion trends with form and function, creating a brand that makes a positive statement about today’s mobile computing lifestyle.