SOURCE: eBags.com

August 13, 2008 18:30 ET

eBags.com Leads the Way, Offering TSA "Checkpoint Friendly" Laptop Case

CODi® Laptop Case Meets New TSA Checkpoint Guidelines

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - August 13, 2008) - Online retailer eBags.com -- the world's largest online retailer of backpacks, handbags, luggage, and laptop cases -- today announced that the company is one of the first retailers to launch a TSA "checkpoint friendly" laptop case. eBags.com is the first retailer to offer the CODi® Phantom CT3 Checkpoint-Tested™ laptop case for travelers in search of a laptop case specifically designed to speed up the process of efficiently navigating airport security.

In an effort to make the security process smoother and to better protect laptops, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that airports will allow passengers to leave their laptop computers in bags that meet new "checkpoint friendly" standards, beginning August 16, 2008. In March, TSA invited manufacturers to design bags that produced a "clear and unobstructed image of the laptop when undergoing X-ray screening."

"eBags.com takes pride in offering ways to ease the burden of travel. Being the first retailer to feature the 'checkpoint friendly' CODi laptop bag is another example of achieving our goal of helping travelers find their perfect bag," said Peter Cobb, senior vice president and co-founder of eBags.com.

CODi's Phantom CT3 Checkpoint-Tested™ laptop case has a unique patent pending butterfly design that keeps the laptop separate from any peripherals or accessories, allowing a clear X-ray image without the need to remove the laptop. The innovative design allows travelers to grab the case with only one hand for a speedy departure from the security checkpoint.

eBags.com recently added its latest company-produced video, showing customers how to use CODi's new "checkpoint friendly" laptop case while traveling. This is just one of over 100 videos customers can view in the eBags.com Video category, as well as on product detail pages throughout the site. eBags has produced in-house videos for 65-plus brands, which allows the company to offer its customers unique ways to interact with products, become better educated about consumer purchases and learn how to use the product efficiently when it arrives in their home.

In addition to launching CODi's checkpoint-friendly bag, eBags.com will continue to launch a number of other checkpoint-friendly laptop bags from leading brands such as Skooba, Mobile Edge, Briggs & Riley, Kenneth Cole, Samsonite, Case Logic, Pathfinder, Brenthaven and eBags (the company's own brand). eBags.com features over 36,000 products from 520 brands and has shipped over 7.5 million bags since its 1999 launch.

Made in the USA, the CODi® Phantom CT3 Checkpoint-Tested™ laptop case can be purchased anytime for $199.00 at www.eBags.com or call eBags at 800-820-6126.

About CODi®

CODi® is the premier brand known throughout the Fortune 500 for the highest quality laptop carrying and tablet cases, mobile security and accessory solutions available to "corporate road warrior." Since 1992, CODi has been a pioneer in the notebook and tablet case industry, using only premium materials for durability and a lifetime of use. CODi's unwavering attention to the "corporate road warrior" ensures unique and attentive service to corporate partners and consumers.

About eBags.com

eBags is the world's leading online retailer of luggage, handbags, business cases, backpacks and accessories for all lifestyles. With over 7.5 million bags sold and 1.5 million unbiased customer reviews, eBags features more than 36,000 products from over 520 brand names such as Vera Bradley, Samsonite, Tumi, The North Face, Dakine, JanSport, Kenneth Cole, Kathy Van Zeeland, kate spade, Fossil, and Nike. eBags also hosts On the Streets, an online boutique that showcases 70-plus emerging handbag designers and allows customers to meet new designers through intimate avenues that include video and personal interview Q & A. eBags is a proud supporter of the fight against breast cancer and donates 10% of the retail price of each Pick Pink product towards breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. eBags.com is a part of eBags, Inc. which includes eBags UK. For more information on eBags, please visit www.eBags.com.

Contact Information

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    eBags
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