Checkpoint-Friendly Laptop Bags Planned for Fall Release

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Skooba Design has an update on its efforts to develop an airline “checkpoint-friendly” laptop case, which I mentioned back in June.

Skooba of Rochester, N.Y., is one of several manufacturers, including CODi of Harrisburg, Pa., and California-based Pathfinder Luggage, that answered the TSA’s call earlier this year to develop a computer laptop bag that can be sent through a security X-Ray machine — with the laptop still inside.

Saying it’s swamped with inquires, Skooba placed this information on its Web site.

With any luck, these would be ready before our trek to Austin for the NAB Radio Show this fall.


Tiered Pricing Plans Described

Separately, Mel sought to clarify a new pricing scheme, a confusing part of past hearings. He said, “Today you pay $12.95” to get each service. If the companies merged, “We would create a lower price package.” He threw out a possible figure of $8.95 a month “or some lower price” and said the merged entity “would be willing to work with regulators” on that point.