Mobile Edge Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bag reviewed

Mobile Edge ScanFast Element Checkpoint Friendly Briefcase, the TSA approves…and so will you!

I don’t know if you’re aware, but brown and pink is the new black. It’s true! It’s taken me awhile to come around to the brown/pink combo – I’m still scarred from the last time it was popular. But I must admit, I’ve wholeheartedly embraced it – ever since Matthew from Mobile Edge sent me a pink and brown ScanFast Element Checkpoint Friendly Briefcase.

Mobile Edge ScanFast Element Briefcase - Checkpoint Friendly Laptop BagSuch a vibrant pink! Such a rich brown! Such a delightful inner lining! I’ve been quite the smitten kitten with this bag.

I posted a review of Tom Bihn’s excellent CheckPoint Flyer men’s laptop bag on my Cool and Stylish Laptop Bags for Men lens, but this was the first time I’d had a chance to try out a TSA-approved laptop bag for women.

I tested the ScanFast Element out on a recent business trip and was very pleased with its performance in the security check. A quick unzip and the bag glides right through the x-ray machine, my laptop securely in place, the rest of the bag undisturbed. Very handy.

I felt quite smug being able to skip the “stuffing my laptop back into my bag” ritual that my fellow travelers were performing – in fact, the Element and I strutted all the way to the gate (with only a brief stopover at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – I did have all that extra time, you know).

Like all of Mobile Edge’s bags, the ScanFast Element is extremely well-made and designed with your needs in mind. You can carry it by the handles, or use the nicely padded shoulder strap to carry it messenger-style.

The bag itself is divided into three main sections. The front area unzips to reveal:

  • A pretty, colorful striped satin lining that makes it easy to see what’s inside the bag
  • A pocket featuring Wireless Security Shield technology, which keeps your Bluetooth Phone/PDA safe from spam, hackers and viruses (Love this!), Pen and business card holders made of sturdy faux-leather material and a zippered area for your wallet/credit cards, etc.
  • There’s a place for everything in the front section, but in case anything shifts during the flight, there are nice deep gussets on either side to keep the contents from spilling out.
  • The laptop area is nicely padded and offers great protection for your machine – both my MacBook Pro and Rosemary’s ginormous Dell Inspiron 1520 fit in there with ease (not, obviously, at the same time).

The ScanFast also has plenty of room for files in the third zippered section, behind the laptop – great for documents, keeping receipts and whatever else you need. And at the very back of the bag is a pocket big enough to slide a magazine or slim book – easy to access without having to unzip the bag.

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