Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Laptops and Airport Security

Right now, taking a laptop on board an airplane will slow you down at airport security. You need to remove it from its case and put it in a gray bin all by itself.

The TSA screener is checking the laptop circuitry, making sure it doesn't look like it's been tampered with. This cannot be done with cables, zippers, belts and buckles blocking a clear view.

Seeing a market opportunity, makers of laptop carriers have been scrambling to come up with a case that will allow the laptop to stay in its case. Several prototypes have been tested at TSA screening stations and have passed. So expect to see 'TSA friendly' laptop cases on the market real soon.

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