Product review - Solo CheckFast Netbook instant messenger bag
In this product review, I'm going to give you a quick look at a new laptop bag. Of course, new laptop bags are introduced by the boatload every week, so you'll understand that this bag is something special.
The Solo CheckFast Netbook Instant messenger bag does 2 things most other bags can't do; it is TSA friendly, and it is designed specifically for Netbook computers.
The Solo Netbook instant messenger is the first true Netbook friendly bag I have come across. I've previously reviewed a different Netbook protective cover, but it did not offer the same features as the Solo.
As I mentioned earlier, the CheckFast Netbook instant messenger bag is TSA friendly. Being "TSA friendly" means that the bag can be folded open, allowing the airport X-Ray equipment to see the laptop, without having to remove your laptop from its bag.
The bag itself is quite impressive. The laptop portion of the bag is designed for Netbook computers up to 11 inches. In addition to this compartment, you'll also find 2 other portions, one of which is designed to hold small items like USB flash drives or a portable hard drive.
Opening the bag for inspection at the airport is quite easy, and only takes about 10 seconds. When you arrive at the security checkpoint, you simply unclip the buckle at the front, loosen a piece of Velcro, and fold the entire bag flat on the conveyor.
Other features of the bag include a nicely padded handle and a non-slip shoulder strap.
The best part of this bag? It only costs $35 (when purchased from Amazon). I've been carrying the bag around for a few days now, and I absolutely love it. It suddenly dawned on me that it does not make sense to carry a small computer in a large bag, but until now, I did not want to say goodbye to my regular TSA friendly laptop bag.
Of course, with a smaller bag, you'll have less room to carry stuff, but being forced to travel lighter is something you'll learn to appreciate. Even if you don't plan to travel with your Netbook, having a stylish bag to protect it is a wise investment.
The Solo CheckFast Nebook Instant messenger bag is available from Amazon, Ebags or one of the other retailers listed on the product page.
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