Ahhh, philosophy! Today I tackle the question: If it's ugly, will you carry it? Laptop bag manufacturer Skooba has started producing bags, which will be TSA approved and can be carried through airport security so you won't have to remove your laptop from them. Awesome, right? Except, um, they're pretty fug.
Here's the thing. I've been schlepping a laptop through airport security for a long time, and I've got it down. Whether it's a sleeve or a separate laptop bag, I can breeze through security because I'm ready to unlock and unload. The point is: If this fabulously convenient no-remove laptop bag stays unattractive, I can leave it. Call me vain, shallow, whatever. You see how I drool over sexy laptop bags here all the time, so why would I suddenly switch because I'm saved a millisecond in the security line?
But am I alone? What would you pick, especially in the realm of the security line: Convenience or attractiveness?