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Is it still selling???
 
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What?
 
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One of the Ranch staffers designed and marketed a bag that makes it easy to take two laptops (or a laptop and a tablet) through airport security. It used to be advertised here on the Ranch.

I do not know if it is still available.
 
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If you're enquiring as to whether that specific bag is still around, then I don't know.

But if you're enquiring about bags that hold multiple laptops, then my workplace dished out branded versions of a bag very similar to this one by OGIO. I carry a 15" MacBook Pro and an 11" MacBook Air, but you could substitute the smaller laptop with a tablet. it's a pretty nice bag.
 
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Actually, I have been seeing the ad for that bag on javaranch for quite a few years now. I saw the ad show up again yesterday. Couldn't believe anyone is still interested in lugging two laptops around let alone one Hence the post.
 
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Paul Anilprem wrote:Couldn't believe anyone is still interested in lugging two laptops around let alone one


When I travel I do so with my laptop and at least one iPad. And I have a bag, similar to the one you mentioned, that splits into two sides so that they can both lay flat to go through security easily. What's not to believe about that?
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:

Paul Anilprem wrote:Couldn't believe anyone is still interested in lugging two laptops around let alone one


When I travel I do so with my laptop and at least one iPad. And I have a bag, similar to the one you mentioned, that splits into two sides so that they can both lay flat to go through security easily. What's not to believe about that?


There was a time when people did carry two laptops - work and personal. I don't see many people carrying a personal laptop these days on flights. I have observed that smartphone is the device of choice for adults while tablets are used mostly by children these days.
I didn't think there still was a market for a two laptop bag. Apparently there is
 
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Paul Anilprem wrote:I don't see many people carrying a personal laptop these days on flights.


Just because they are not in use during a flight doesn't mean that aren't being carried around.
 
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Paul Anilprem wrote:I don't see many people carrying a personal laptop these days on flights.


Just because they are not in use during a flight doesn't mean that aren't being carried around.


I am sure personal laptops are being carried around. The need for carrying work + personal is what I'm a bit curious about. Only time I needed both was when I was travelling during vacations. So air travel observation seems reasonable to me but I do agree that it is a very limited sample and may not necessarily indicate anything.
 
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It was marc weber who was selling those bags, if I remember right. Haven't seen him posting here for quite a while now.
 
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Actually, I think it was Mark Spritzler.
 
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You could very well be right about that.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Actually, I think it was Mark Spritzler.


It was. And the website is http://www.twolaptopbags.com
 
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Paul,
I asked Mark. He said he isn't selling it anymore.
 
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Paul Anilprem wrote:

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Paul Anilprem wrote:I don't see many people carrying a personal laptop these days on flights.


Just because they are not in use during a flight doesn't mean that aren't being carried around.


I am sure personal laptops are being carried around. The need for carrying work + personal is what I'm a bit curious about. Only time I needed both was when I was travelling during vacations. So air travel observation seems reasonable to me but I do agree that it is a very limited sample and may not necessarily indicate anything.



Many companies have strict policies on what their laptop can and cannot be used for. Therefore, many time people will take their personal laptop with them too when travelling - I often did.

Still not sure you need a special laptop bag for two laptops, I just used to put them in a rucksack and separate them with a book!
 
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Ahmed Bin S wrote:Still not sure you need a special laptop bag for two laptops, I just used to put them in a rucksack and separate them with a book!


If you have a special laptop bag, you can avoid taking the laptop out for security. See this checkpoint firendly description. That only works with one laptop. I used to use a checkpoint friendly bag. I stopped when my laptop got too heavy to carry in such a bag at the destination. (our laptops are bricks.) I now use an ergonomic computer backpack. Which I like better enough to not want to go back to the old bag anyway. I'd rather take out the laptop and use the backpack. If I had to use a briefcase, I'd be back to the checkpoint friendly bag in a heartbeat.

I just turned off the banner ad. Silly to run an ad for something that doesn't exist!
 
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Ahmed Bin S wrote:Still not sure you need a special laptop bag for two laptops, I just used to put them in a rucksack and separate them with a book!


If you have a special laptop bag, you can avoid taking the laptop out for security. See this checkpoint firendly description. That only works with one laptop. I used to use a checkpoint friendly bag. I stopped when my laptop got too heavy to carry in such a bag at the destination. (our laptops are bricks.) I now use an ergonomic computer backpack. Which I like better enough to not want to go back to the old bag anyway. I'd rather take out the laptop and use the backpack. If I had to use a briefcase, I'd be back to the checkpoint friendly bag in a heartbeat.

I just turned off the banner ad. Silly to run an ad for something that doesn't exist!



Ah! I never realised that, I was wondering why on earth would you need a special bag for two laptops when you can just put them in the same bag and separate them, now it all makes sense!

To be honest, getting my laptop out of my bag isn't a big deal compared to the harassment and interrogation I suffer whenever I travel to places like the US or Israel. What's even more annoying is when you get harassed in places like Kiev where you would expect them not to bother you, I was once travelling to Tbilisi and had a change-over at Kiev, they asked me why I have two laptops, I said because I need two laptops, so they asked me to power them on. One of the laptops however had completely drained, and I had put my charger in my main suitcase and not my hand luggage, so I couldn't charge it, and so they freaked out, but luckily they let me go in the end, otherwise I might have had to hang around asking other passengers whether any of them have a Dell charger on them!
 
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I'm bringing two laptops on my next flight. Usually I bring an iPad when I travel for work in addition to the laptop. I'm traveling for work a few days before an event I organize and I think it would be too hard to do everything on the iPad. I'm bringing a Chromebook as the other computer rather than the Mac. Both need to be taken out for security though. Not looking forward to that. I'll think about you and how luckily I am that all I have to do is take it out of the bag and not discuss it with the TSA.

In Israel, I get why they'd ask. They look for behavior not just the literal answers to the questions. In the US, I'm puzzled. The laptops went through the xray. That should be enough to make them content. The whole thing is theatre anyway. (Organized) Terrorists aren't stupid. They don't buy one way tickets, bring water bottles through security or any of the other things that security checks for.

I remember once in DC, the security line was really long and it was apparent that if you put your stuff on the xray, it would get through security at least 15 minutes before you. The TSA told me that I had to put it through and wait. I said that in NY if that happened and your bag got stolen, they'd say it was your fault for not watching it. The TSA said I could put my stuff down and have it be unattended OR they could pull me aside and do an extremely thorough manual check. I chose the later. They took everything out of my bag out of retaliation. Including the coins in my coin purse in another bag. Now obviously, I didn't have anything I shouldn't or I'd have shut up about it and gone through. So rather than look for problems, we got to go through this exercise.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Paul,
I asked Mark. He said he isn't selling it anymore.


Did he mention any reason for not selling anymore?
 
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when i travel, i always have 2 or maybe 3 laptops. i have the preCheck so this is never a problem. I have a cole backpack, it splits in half.
 
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