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Best Bets Daily: Thursday

Pretty Fly

Posted December 4, 2008
You may have heard about a new type of laptop bag that’s “checkpoint friendly.” The idea: the bag isolates your laptop in its own X-ray-compliant compartment, so you don’t have to remove it when you’re going through the carry-on screening process. It’s designed like a clamshell, sort of like a folding garment bag, so you just lie the whole thing flat on the X-ray conveyor belt. Great idea, although a lot of these bags are gratuitously expensive (e.g., $200). But not the new, smartly priced FlyThru, from Belkin, which accommodates laptops up to fifteen inches, is approved by the Transportation Security Administration, and will make your next airport screening gauntlet a little bit less of a panicky amateur juggling act.

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