Belkin's FlyThru checkpoint-friendly laptop case flies first class
Belkin's FlyThru scores highly by both working as a security checkpoint bag and also being a generally good laptop case on top of that.
We'veof new laptop bags that adhere to TSA guidelines for getting through airport security quickly. Almost all follow the same basic premise of a two-compartment bag that butterflies open to lie flat on the X-ray machine conveyor belt. The separate compartment that holds your laptop isn't allowed to have any pockets or any other items (wires, iPods, magazines, etc.) in it, so the TSA checkers can get a clear view of your laptop without requiring it to be pulled out of its bag and run through the machine by itself.
The latest one we've checked out is
The shoulder strap, however, was not our favorite -- the clips that attach the strap to the bag are both on the top edge, and were too close together, which made the whole thing feel a little unbalanced.