Heavy scrutiny of passengers makes for longer security checksBy Michelle Higgins - New York TimesSince the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began tightening security in response to the Christmas Day bombing plot on a flight to Detroit, travelers have faced increasingly rigorous screenings at airports. They've been forced to cope with extra bag checks, closer scrutiny of their identification, and full body pat-downs for children as well as adults.The new measures come on top of the already arduous process familiar to any regular traveler: the ritual offering up of shoes, jackets, belts, watches, laptops, cell phones and keys. But it's the inconsistencies in the security measures -- from country to country, airline to airline and airport to airport -- that have left many passengers exasperated and confused. Some say they have encountered the usual routine, while others tell of undergoing
NBC has had a tough time recently in their ratings, specifically with their Late Show talent Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien. However, their hip new Spy Show called Chuck has helped NBC take some of the ratings they were missing out on back. In fact, NBC brought back Chuck earlier than originally planned due to its popularity.If you have ever watched the show, you know it's light hearted with a fun and cool element mixed in. Make sure you watch out for what carrying case Chuck uses. He likes the new Mobile Edge ScanFast Messenger Bag and will use it on several upcoming episodes. His co-star also uses the Mobile Edge ScanFast Element Briefcase in Pink. She even uses our new Sumo
Now is the time to invest in a TSA compliant Laptop Case. With all of the new screening procedures, being prepared when traveling is essential. A CNN report states that all Canadian flights entering the U.S. are now limiting what passengers carry-on. Luckily passengers are still able to carry-on laptop computers.Click here to get a new ScanFast Laptop Case from Mobile Edge which are 100 percent TSA compliant. According to TSA officials, the ScanFast Collection of Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bags are still approved to pass through airport screening checkpoints. Here is a CNN article regarding security restrictions.(CNN) -- Canada is immediately limiting carry-on items for
By Michael Kwan, Mobile Mag Technology EditorAmong the many other frustrations that you may face while traveling, lugging out your laptop to get through airport security can take up too much time and it can expose your notebook to potential damage. That’s why the TSA regulations allow for “checkpoint-friendly” bags where the laptop can stay put and one such example is the ScanFast Laptop Messenger Bag from Mobile Edge. The messenger bag style is trendy enough for college students, but the jet black appearance is also professional enough for traveling corporate executives. Scans Fast and Stays Tough You might remember my review of the Mobile Edge Ultra Portable Backpack for Netbooks last week and how I commented on
This year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Team at Mobile Edge introduced several new products at the Digital Experience Press Event including their new Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bags for women. In fact many editors from prominent news agencies like ABS News, CNN, Fox News Channel, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine and scores of bloggers just to name a few.In fact, Sierra Modro from Gotta Be Mobile checked out the new ScanFast for Her Onyx Briefcase and took a moment to model it for me. Stay tuned for her review. More CES coverage to follow...