Tom Bihn ( has introduced sizes of their
Checkpoint Flyer checkpoint friendly laptop briefcase (shown) and
Brain Cell laptop case specifically for the new 15.4-inch MacBook
Pro. The Checkpoint Flyer Briefcase is an airport security
“checkpoint friendly” bag designed specifically for Mac laptops.

Available in custom sizes for all Mac laptops, the Checkpoint Flyer’s
laptop insert is removable and interchangeable with other sizes. When
one buys a new laptop, they won’t need to buy an entirely new
Checkpoint Flyer: just a new laptop insert sized to fit their new

The US$220 (including laptop insert) Checkpoint Flyer is made out of
U.S.-made 1050 denier ballistic nylon, Japanese Dyneema rip-stop
fabric, YKK splash-proof zippers, and Poron foam-padded handles. The
laptop insert of the Checkpoint Flyer protects the laptop from all
sides with thermo-molded foam.

The Brain Cell is designed to clip securely inside a variety of Tom
Bihn messenger bags, briefcases, and backpacks– including the Empire
Builder, Super Ego, Brain Bag, and Western Flyer. Among the
protective materials that make the Brain Cell are 8mm thick soft foam
padding, 4mm hard corrugated plastic, cross-linked closed-cell
polyethylene foam, and 12mm thick premium memory foam.

The Brain Cell Size 4Z is $60. It’s available in two formats:
Horizontal, for use in messenger bags or briefcases, and Vertical,
for use in backpacks.