Bags deemed "checkpoint friendly" by the TSA are starting to roll out fast and furious now-bags with "creative" names like "ScanFast" and the newly announced "CheckFast" from Solo (I'm still waiting for the "CavitySearchFree"). The CheckFast claims to be "the first laptop case company to have fulfilled the design and testing requirements to be Travel Sentry approved," but when it really comes down to it, all of the bags basically have a cut-out area that makes it easy for security to view its contents. After that, its pretty much about what kind of style you prefer. The CheckFast series consists of a "Tech Collection" with a mesh-covered removable laptop sleeve for 15.4" laptops and a clamshell "Mini Instant Messenger" that holds an 11" netbook (pictured above). There will also be a "Classic Collection" with a "clamshell portfolio for 15.4" laptops that will lay flat across the X-ray belt during screening. Plus, an "AlwaysOn" sleeve will "securely hug the laptop" and provide a vented opening in the back that makes it possible to use the laptop while it is still in the sleeve.
Breeze through airport security this holiday season with new SOLO® CheckFast™ laptop cases that make traveling easier. The hectic holiday travel season is fast approaching, and SOLO CheckFast™ laptop cases will make the journey smoother by giving travelers the ability to speed through security without the added hassle of removing laptops from their bags. SOLO's Tech Collection and Classic Collection will offer various CheckFast™ cases with sleek designs and great value. A few CheckFast™ models that will be available in November at major retailers include; the Tech CheckFast™ "AlwaysOn" Laptop Sleeve, Tech CheckFast™ Mini Instant-Messenger, and the Classic CheckFast™ Laptop Clamshell. Tech Collection CheckFast™ "AlwaysOn" Sleeve (TCB101 and TCB102) * "AlwaysOn" feature allows the laptop to be used while in the case. * Mesh-covered sleeve offered in 2 sizes holds a 15.4" or 17" laptop. * Vented grip allows for the laptop to breathe while in use. * Dual functionality protects laptops and acts as a portable workstation. * Cord pass-through exclusive power cord slots allow you to stay connected. * $24.99 MSRP Tech Collection CheckFast™ Netbook Mini Instant-Messenger (TCA511) * Rear compartment holds 11" netbook. * Organizer section provides easy access to USB, business cards, and pen. * 2-section compartments and Digital Asset™ pockets located in the front. * Cushioned carry handle. * Removable, adjustable shoulder strap for easy carrying. * Adjustable speed buckle. * Expandable base design for tabletop stability. * $69.99 MSRP Classic Collection CheckFast™ Laptop Clamshell (CLA310) * See thru padded pocket with mesh window provides easy screening of 15.4" laptop. * Clamshell design separates laptop from accessories. * Exterior zippered pockets. * Dedicated file section. * Flip-down workstation with pen loops. * Multiple accessory compartments. * Padded shoulder strap provides relief from shoulder strain. * $49.99 MSRP