One Colorado-based company is trying to tap into the travel market by offering solutions that may be useful if the increased security at airports continues to escalate. Reps from Otterbox note that Airline passengers have been requested to place carry-on items in clear plastic bags and soon may be required to check valuables such as laptops, PDAs, cell phones, iPods and personal items like shampoos, cosmetics and liquid bottles. Imagine having to check your laptop?? The solution they offer… The OtterBox Rugged Laptop Carrying Case, a recently introduced case for protecting expensive laptops, offers protection even in checked luggage. With a waterproof, crushproof, dustproof, drop-resistant design, this case provides the ultimate safeguard for laptop travel. In addition, a lock capability allows travelers to rest easy knowing their laptop, Tablet PC, slate, Ultra Mobile PC or Convertible Tablet PC is securely stowed. See details at: http://www.otterbox.com/products/pc_cases/laptop_case/. On a recent trip on Alaska Air one of my suitcases was pretty much crushed, likely due to a fall of 20+ feet by my best guess.. Gee… there was even some hay stuck to my bag… go figure that one! Luckily my laptop wasn’t in it… imagine having to check your laptop and having those airport luggage guys toss it around… scary stuff!