CORE Gaming Backpack: Good for Game Time, Go Time & Guaranteed for a Lifetime

CORE Gaming Backpack Kickstarter
One week in, Mobile Edge’s very first Kickstarter campaign to support production of its full-featured CORE Gaming Backpack is more than 20% funded toward its 45-day, $30,000 goal.

Clearly, gamers know a good thing when they see it. The CORE Gaming Backpack from Mobile Edge is the real deal, and so is your opportunity to get one. Early bird pricing may soon be over, but there are still plenty of opportunities to back this project, save big, and get rewards!

Designed, developed, prototyped, tested, and produced by gamers, specifically for gamers, the CORE Gaming Backpack is a full-featured bag designed to provide easy-access storage, transportation, and power on-the-go for all the gear gamers need to be at their gaming best—and it’s backed by Mobile Edge’s famous Lifetime Warranty.

Just jump on over to our Kickstarter Page for details on special offers and how you can be among the first to get your hands on this bag first before others do.

The CORE Gaming Backpack is great for any gamer or gaming enthusiast who wants to begin using it immediately as part of his or her gaming repertoire, as well as for gift giving with the winter holidays approaching.

Ways You Can Help

There’s More to Come

Watch for our next blog on Thursday for another update on Kickstarter status, plus the next segment of our special feature where we follow the fictional (but fact-based) exploits of a team of up-and-coming esports participants!

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A Story (and an Offer) Designed by Gamers Specifically for Gamers

CORE GAMING BACKPACK KICKSTARTER UPDATE
Just a Few Days Left at Early Bird Prices

Just over two days into the campaign, Mobile Edge’s very first Kickstarter to support production of its full-featured CORE Gaming Backpack is going strong, and we don’t want you to miss out on Early Bird pricing.

Designed by gamers for gamers, the CORE Gaming Backpack provides easy-access storage, power on-the-go, and transportation for all popular models of gaming laptops (up to 18”), plus dedicated compartments for gaming accessories, such as keyboards, controllers, headphones, and even snacks and drinks! It’s also TSA checkpoint-friendly, features a trolley strap for stacking on top of other luggage, and is constructed of rugged ballistic nylon that delivers style, comfort, and reliability for a lifetime of quality, guaranteed by Mobile Edge.

Early Birds Get the Edge
While there’s still plenty of time in the Kickstarter to get in on the ground floor of this first in a line of premier gaming products to be designed and produced by Mobile Edge and get your CORE bag first before others do, there are only a few days left at early bird prices! We don’t want you to miss out on this opportunity to get a CORE Gaming Backpack for just $75—a huge savings of more than 40% off the suggested retail price.

The CORE Gaming Backpack is great for any gamer or gaming enthusiast who wants to begin using it immediately as part of his or her gaming repertoire, as well as for gift giving with the winter holidays approaching.

Act now and join the thousands of gamers and game enthusiasts just like you to help back this project. With your help, we’ll be able to move from prototype to production quickly, with actual bags arriving in the hands of Kickstarter supporters early this fall.

Esports is fast becoming serious business. Not just for geeks and gamers anymore, the numbers are impressive:

  • The number of esports gamers and enthusiasts worldwide is projected to exceed 427 million by 2019.
  • ESports global revenue is expected to exceed $1 billion annually by 2019.
  • There were 3,877 esports tournaments around the world in 2016, with total prize money awarded exceeded $93 million. For some, gaming is becoming a lucrative way of life. Professional esports teams are popping up all over—perhaps even in your own backyard!
  • More than 50 percent of esports fans and players in the USA are between the ages of 21 and 35. An additional 28 percent are over 35 years of age (a good portion of which are employed full-time, married, and have children), and with a 60/40 male-female split, the esports audience represents a sizeable consumer block with considerable buying power.
  • A number of well-known entertainment companies, athletes, team owners, and sports franchise are investing heavily in esports teams, leagues, and broadcasting, including Disney, NBC, and TBS; Shaquille O’Neil, Alex Rodriguez, Magic Johnson, and Robert Kraft; the Sacramento Kings, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, and football clubs FC Copehagen, FC Schalke 04, and Paris Saint-Germain—just to name a few.

Having set the stage (and it’s a big one), let’s now take a look inside the world of esports as we follow the fictional (but fact-based) exploits of a team of esports participants . . .

It’s Not Just About Games Anymore

“This will be my last competition.”

The words were still ringing in Tomas Castillo’s ears, even though he’d heard them two weeks earlier. Now, in the wee hours sitting in his car outside the Gamesync Gaming Center in San Diego, with a coffee in one hand and a donut in the other as he awaited the rest of his team’s arrival, he took a few moments to reflect.

Zack Reynolds, at 29 years of age, was washed up—or soon would be, just another athlete whose reflexes had started to slow just enough to knock him from the top tier and whose list of injuries was starting to mount. It was tennis elbow last year, and more recently, it was shoulder tendinitis. Who knew what would be next?

At 22 himself, young by most measures, Tomas had to wonder, “Is this the life, the profession for me, if I’m going to be washed up in 7 or 8 years?” Maybe he’d prove the exception to the 30-and-you’re-out rule, but he doubted it. Zach had always been top dog, the go-to guy, numero uno, but even he wasn’t going to outfox Father Time.

Tom Brady might be able to do it in the NFL (so far), but the eSports profession was a whole other kind of grueling. Ever since Zach’s sponsor and manager Hyun Park had recruited him to team “Otherworlds” straight out of college six months ago, Tomas had been up at 7 or 8 am every day for breakfast, followed by an hour-long virtual meeting with his teammates and Mr. Park to discuss various plans for practice, competitions, and/or upcoming fan interactions. Then it would be on to playing several hours of scrims and practice, practice, practice! Often times his “work” days would not end until 10 pm, 11 pm, or later—and then he’d start it all over again. He could never get enough of “League of Legends,” but when it came to the work aspect of it all, grueling was the perfect word for it all right.

Sometimes, he thought, he should have put his new media degree to work—but only sometimes. Granted, his schedule might be less hectic in a traditional profession and his future path more clear, but ever since his parents had first brought home that Wii, followed by a PS3 and “Rock Band,” he’d been bitten by the video game bug. It was in his blood. It was one of his one and only true passions. He liked to play. He liked the comradery. He liked to give his friends and family a good, old fashioned virtual beat down. And now, thanks to Mr. Park, he was able to make a modest living at it with the rest of his teammates—and soon might be able to make a GREAT living at it, just like Zach had done the last 3 or 4 years.

ESports was going to be the next big thing. Heck, it already was, it was just taking time for everyone else to realize it. It had grown from $194 million industry in 2014 to $463 million globally in 2016, and was expected to exceed $1 billion in revenues by 2019.

A car pulled in beside him—a nice car, fiery red even in the gloom of early morning. Zach had arrived. Most likely, he’d have Kevin Carpenter with him, a 20-yr old gamer from LA, the team’s most recent recruit, as well as 24-year old Mateo Cardona, who’d been a member of team  “Otherworlds” for closing in on six years already. Mateo had made quite a reputation for himself early on and joined the team straight out of high school.

The passenger door opened and closed, as did one of the rear doors. Kevin and Mateo rolled out, looking their usual disheveled selves. Each had a backpack slung over his shoulder, filled with gaming gear no doubt—everything from power supplies and cords to headsets and even snacks and power drinks. You could never be too well prepared. Mateo was an Alienware aficionado; Kevin—well, Tomas wasn’t sure what kind of bag he preferred. He’d been through quite a few in recent months. His current one was some black thing that could just as easily have been holding a bunch of schoolbooks as it was holding hundreds, if not thousands of dollars of high tech gaming gear.

Tomas was in Mateo’s camp. His Alienware 2.0 Vindicator bag was a good, sturdy option, courtesy of Mobile Edge. His gear was important to him—critical in fact. He couldn’t afford to break it, lose it, or spend lots of time gathering it all up whenever he had to be somewhere else other than his apartment lair.

The driver-side door opened. Zach hopped out. As expected, he was dressed in his usual competition attire—his gray “Otherworlds” hoodie and bright red ball-cap emblazoned with the Gunnar logo, one of their top sponsors. But what Tomas didn’t expect, was the large and stylish backpack Zach retrieved from the back seat and slung over his shoulder. Tomas squinted in the dim light, trying to make out the logo on the back.

He mouthed the letters, “M-O-B-I-L-E-E-D-G-E,” and smiled—but this bag was different from anything else he’d ever seen.

He flung his door open. “Hey,” Tomas hollered, motioning to his left shoulder. “What’s this?”

Zach grinned. “It’s new,” he said. “So new, in fact, that they haven’t even made it yet. This is a prototype.” He slipped the bag off his shoulder and handed it to Tomas.

Tomas felt the heft of the bag. It was filled with stuff. There were pockets and compartments and zippers, and—

“It’s from Mobile Edge,” Zach announced. “It’s new. They call it the CORE Gaming Backpack. It’s about as full-featured as they come. You can practically store any gaming laptop in it, your gaming accessories, snacks, drinks, plus an external charge port for phones and other devices.”

Tomas shook his head. “How do you rate?” He asked, eyeing the bag with envy.

“Mobile Edge wanted a gaming backpack designed, developed, prototyped, tested, and produced by gamers specifically for gamers, so they contacted yours truly for my expert opinion,” Zach explained. “The results speak for themselves.”

He took the bag back from Tomas.

“How do I get one?”

“Well,” said Zach. “You’re in luck. Mobile Edge is about to move from prototyping into production with a Kickstarter campaign that lets gamers like us get in on the ground floor. Take a minute during one of our breaks today to check out their Kickstarter Page. I’m loving this new bag. I wish I’d had it years ago!”

There’s More to Come

Watch this blog for regular updates on contests, Kickstarter status, and other news in the coming days, including this special feature following the fictional (but fact-based) exploits of a team of up-and-coming esports participants!

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Kickstarter Campaign for New CORE Gaming Backpack Is LIVE!

Designed specifically by gamers for gamers, the full feature CORE backpack provides the ultimate in transport, protection, storage, and easy access to gaming gear and accessories.

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BREAKING NEWS—Mobile Edge today announced a Kickstarter campaign to support production of the CORE Gaming Backpack, the first in its new lineup of gaming products. The CORE Gaming Backpack was designed, prototyped, and tested by gamers for gamers to provide easy access, storage, and protection for an ever-expanding universe of gaming equipment including laptop models, controllers, video games, accessories, and much more.

Mobile Edge has been designing and producing award-winning gaming gear for top brands for more than 15 years. The CORE Gaming Backpack will be the first product offered in its new lineup of gaming products. To support this effort, the CORE Gaming Backpack is available from August 8 until September 21, with exclusive perks such as Early Bird Pricing of $75 (MSRP $129.99), at Kickstarter.com. In addition, program backers can select from an additional 10 funding levels to back the CORE Gaming Backpack Kickstarter program, which has an overall goal to raise $30,000.

Since its founding in 2002, Mobile Edge has been continuously looking towards the future with the goal of providing trend-setting personal transport solutions for mobile tech products that are innovative, intuitive, and inspiring. The future is now for today’s gamers who have thousands of dollars invested in their gaming laptops, video games, and various related accessories and gear. Many are gaming in the burgeoning word of esports—over 300 million are playing or fans of esports Games, roughly the population of the US, with that total expected to exceed 427 million by 2019. There were over 3,800 esports tournaments in 2016, earning gamers more than $93 million in prize money.

Whether competing in esports tournaments, or simply gaming in clubs or at parties with friends, today’s gamers demand that their gear is protected from the bumps and bruises of travelling, accidental drops and harsh environments, and they want easy access to their gear. How do they do that? With the Mobile Edge CORE Gaming Backpack, of course!

“As a company, Mobile Edge has put in endless time, effort and expertise in the design and development of some of the industry’s best gaming products for industry leaders like Alienware and Razer,” said G. David Cartwright, Mobile Edge president & CEO. “We are now excited to bring that same focus and commitment to producing our own line of gaming products led by the CORE Gaming Backpack. This is the ultimate product enabling today’s gamers to quickly organize their gear and transport it safely, whether it’s across the street to a friend’s house or to one of the many esports tournaments across the country.”

The CORE Gaming Backpack is the ultimate product for gamers, the person on the go, and for holiday gift-givers. The CORE Backpack offers three large storage sections that are pre-wired for a power bank or external battery. Four side accessory pockets are perfect for cables, phone, a gaming mouse, or oversized water bottles. There is also an external USB charge port built into the pack that provides instant power to your phone or other device. Place your power bank into the universal power pocket and connect the internal USB cable, then just plug your phone or other device into the external USB charge port for instant power while you are on the go.

Constructed from rugged ballistic nylon, the backpack includes padded air-mesh shoulder straps and back panel, a molded top carry handle for easy lifting, and a trolley strap for stacking on other luggage. The backpack also features a checkpoint-Friendly laptop compartment, a separate fleece lined pouch for an iPad or tablet, a full-size keyboard pocket, a headphone holder, and a large section to hold files, extra gear, or personal items.  A zippered front organizer section provides quick access to pens, cell phone, business cards, keys, cables, and other small accessories.

Key Product Specs

  • Sized to hold all popular models of Gaming Laptops
  • CheckPoint-Friendly design to speed through TSA airport security lines
  • Constructed of durable ballistic nylon with tailored contrast stitching
  • Pre-wired universal power bank pocket for charging items in each section
  • Quick-charge external USB 3.0 Charge Port with built-in charging cable
  • Three separate sections for a laptop, tablet, keyboard, files, accessories and your personal items
  • Padded Air-Mesh shoulder straps and ventilated back panel with a trolley strap
  • Organizer section provides pockets for pens, phone, business cards, keys, cables and other accessories
  • Separate poly-fleece lined iPad/Tablet pocket
  • High-capacity storage compartment holds all your gaming accessories
  • Four zippered side accessory pockets for cables, gaming mouse, phone, large   water bottles, etc.
  • Mobile Edge Lifetime Warranty
  • Overall Dimensions: 19.5” x 17” x 9”
  • Computer Compartment Dimensions: 16.8” x 11.7” x 2”

Early Birds Get the Edge

The Kickstarter Campaign starts today, August 8 and runs through September 21.

Early bird supporters can pre-order a brand new CORE Gaming Backpack for just $75—a huge savings of more than 40% off the suggested retail price. They’ll not only be able to get the CORE bag first before anyone else does, but they’ll also receive other special offers. Only a limited amount of CORE bags are available at early bird pricing, so Mobile Edge doesn’t expect them to last long.

Other Ways to Help

There’s More to Come

Watch this blog for regular updates on contests, Kickstarter status, and other news in the coming days, including a special feature where we follow the fictional (but fact-based) exploits of a team of up-and-coming esports participants!

About Mobile Edge

Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge provides durable and protective laptop cases, messenger bags, backpacks, and more for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers. Mobile Edge is known for its innovative and stylish designs, superior-quality, lifetime warranty, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Many leading computer manufacturers rely on Mobile Edge to design and build custom cases for their products.

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Power On With CORE: Mobile Edge Changes the Game in a Big Way

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For 15 years and counting, Mobile Edge has been designing and producing gaming gear with top brands. Good, solid stuff. Today, though—we want to share some exciting news.

Our team of engineers, product specialists, and R&D types have been working with gamers and gaming enthusiasts to design, develop, prototype, test, and produce a new product specifically for gamers . . . and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. We’re sure you will be too.

Introducing the CORE Gaming Backpack

Mobile Edge’s full-featured CORE Gaming Backpack is the first in a line of premier gaming products to be designed and produced by Mobile Edge.

The CORE Gaming Backpack provides easy-access storage, power on-the-go, and transportation for all popular models of gaming laptops (up to 18”), plus dedicated compartments for gaming accessories, such as keyboards, controllers, headphones, and even snacks and drinks!

The CORE Gaming Backpack is also TSA checkpoint-friendly, features a trolley strap for stacking on top of other luggage, and is constructed of rugged ballistic nylon that delivers style, comfort, and reliability for a lifetime of quality, guaranteed by Mobile Edge.

Jumpstart with a Kickstart

We’re supporting the roll out of the CORE Gaming Backpack with our very first Kickstarter Campaign. That’s right—we’re inviting thousands of gamers and gaming enthusiasts just like you to help us back this project. With a successful Kickstarter, we hope to move from prototype to production quickly, with actual bags in the hands of consumers later this fall in plenty of time for winter holiday gift giving!

You might be asking, “Why would an established company with a global reputation like Mobile Edge launch a product via Kickstarter?” The answer is easy. Just as the worlds of gaming and mobility are ever-evolving, so too is the way products are marketed these days. A Kickstarter is a fun and exciting way to engage customers, loyal fans, and customers-to-be in the process of generating positive buzz about a product and building a thriving virtual community around it—not to mention becoming a source of backing to jumpstart production.

Early Birds Get the Edge

The Kickstarter Campaign starts on Tuesday, August 8. As an early bird supporter you can pre-order a brand new CORE Gaming Backpack for just $75—a huge savings of more than 40% off the suggested retail price. You’ll not only be able to get the CORE bag first before anyone else does, but you’ll also be entered automatically into a contest and receive other special offers.

Only a limited amount of CORE bags are available at early bird pricing, so we don’t expect them to last long. In fact, you might want to go to the Mobile Edge Kickstarter page right to add your name and email to the Kickstarter mailing list!

Other Ways You Can Help

Getting in on the ground floor of something exciting like the CORE Kickstarter is fun, and so is getting your friends and family involved. Be sure to share our Kickstarter page link on social (old.mobileedge.com/kick-starter-lander) and ask people to show their support by pre-ordering at discounted early bird rates.

Become An Ambassador

You can also join our exclusive CORE Influencer Program as a potential industry INFLUENCER who can help us get the word out about the campaign. Those who qualify get access to free products, new content for their blogs/social media, behind the scenes brand access, and opportunities to earn money as affiliates. All we ask for in return is for Influencers to promote the CORE Kickstarter on their social channels during the campaign. For details, visit old.mobileedge.com/kick-starter-influencer.

Kickstarter Begins August 8

Learn how you can pre-order your CORE bag by heading over to our Kickstarter page now to add your name and email to our Kickstarter mailing list!

There’s More to Come

Watch this blog for regular updates on contests and other news in the coming days, plus a special feature where we follow the fictional (but fact-based) exploits of a team of up-and-coming esports participants!

About Mobile Edge

Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge provides durable and protective laptop cases, messenger bags, backpacks, and more for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers. Mobile Edge is known for its innovative and stylish designs, superior-quality, lifetime warranty, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Many leading computer manufacturers rely on Mobile Edge to design and build custom cases for their products.

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Esports Hits the Mainstream

Right before our eyes, esports is becoming serious business. It’s not just for geeks and gamers anymore, and 2017 will probably be long remembered as the year esports hit the mainstream.

  • Esports gamers and enthusiasts number 300 million people worldwide (and counting). The number is projected to exceed 427 million by 2019.
  • Esports has grown from a $194 million industry in 2014 to $463 million globally in 2016. It’s expected to exceed $1 billion in revenues by 2019.
  • Globally, there were 3,877 esports tournaments in 2016. Total prize money awarded exceeded $93 million. That’s serious business for esports teams and participants.

With numbers like that and anticipated levels of high growth, it’s no wonder that esports has caught the attention of some heavy hitters in the traditional sports and entertainment arenas.

Early in July, Disney announced that it had invested in aXiomatic, which owns a majority stake in Team Liquid, a major esports player. Disney also announced they would begin airing esports competitions on ESPN2 and Disney XD, starting with “Super Smash Bros” and “Street Fighter” tournaments. It will also dedicate a block of programming time to esports and gaming to air on Disney XD every Saturday night.

Clearly, with Disney in the mix, it’s a sure sign that big changes are coming. Other prominent figures have invested big bucks as well:

  • New England Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft, commenting on his recent investment of a reported $20 million in an eSports league run by Activision Blizzard (of Starcraft, Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch fame), said: “We really believe this (esports) is the future” because of the way, “millennials consume sports on their mobile devices.”
  • In June, NBC announced it would air a Rocket League tournament on its NBC Sports channel, joining the likes of TBS and ESPN, who have aired portions of several esports tournaments in recent years.
  • A slew of well-known athletes, owners, and franchises from the traditional sports world have been investing heavily in esports teams and leagues, including the Sacramento Kings, Shaquille O’Neil, Alex Rodriguez, Magic Johnson, the Miami Heat, the Philadelphia 76ers, and football clubs FC Copehagen, FC Schalke 04, and Paris Saint-Germain—just to name a few.

With 50 percent of esports fans and players in the USA between the ages of 21 and 35, with an additional 28 percent over 35 (a good portion of which are employed full-time, married, and have children), and a 60/40 male-female split, the esports audience represents a sizable consumer block and a healthy cross section of the mainstream US population.  Esports gamers and enthusiasts aren’t just the stereotypical “nerds in their mothers’ basements” anymore. These are people with considerable buying power and a passion for a sport that’s quickly becoming something more than a hobby or a past-time . . . or the latest fad.

Mobile Edge recognizes that the growth of esports is a game changer—not only for those who participate, but for fans, franchises, the entertainment industry, and investors big and small. We pride ourselves on continuously innovating new designs and products that offer consumers cutting edge carry-and-protect solutions for all of their mobility, gaming, and esports needs.

Earlier this year, we introduced a refresh of our Alienware Vindicator family of backpacks, briefcases, slim cases, messenger bags, neoprene sleeves, and rolling cases. Each of these Alienware 2.0 products comes with a lifetime warranty and is available in various sizes to accommodate 13-, 15-, and 17” laptops.

Next week, look for additional BIG news from Mobile Edge on a whole new line of gaming products built by gamers for gamers—and about how Mobile Edge customers, fans, and others can partner with us on this exciting new opportunity.

About Mobile Edge

Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge provides durable and protective laptop cases, messenger bags, backpacks, and more for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers. Mobile Edge is known for its innovative and stylish designs, superior-quality, lifetime warranty, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Many leading computer manufacturers rely on Mobile Edge to design and build custom cases for their products.

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MOBILE EDGE IN THE NEWS: Express PC Media Remote Review

How would you like to play and pause videos on your PC with a remote? You wouldn’t have to click a mouse or be right at your keyboard to turn up the volume. Now you can control your PC’s media players from across the room with the Mobile Edge PC Media Remote.

I’m one of those people who likes to watch movies from my PC on my TV. However, I don’t like having to use a mouse to pause/play videos. With the PC Media Remote, I can have the same watching experience with my PC like I can when watching TV.

Read more.

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MOBILE EDGE IN THE NEWS:USB Wireless Optical 7 Button Mouse Review

With so many wireless mouse options out there, it can be a challenge finding the right one for you. Do you need a mouse for gaming or casual surfing? Well, the company Mobile Edge has created a wireless mouse that performs well in gaming and casual, everyday use.

I’ve been using Mobile Edge’s wireless mouse for some time now and putting it to the test. So far, I’ve noticed this mouse has a lot of great features like quick and easy to use… Read More

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It’s Summer Travel Season: Time to Get TSA Friendly

It's Summer Travel Season - Mobile Edge

Summer time fun! Bring it on!

Airports are always busy places and now that it’s summer, airport volume is bound to leap. It happens every year, especially in July—the busiest travel month of the year.

Headlines like “Summer Travel Likely to Increase TSA Waits” and “TSA Security Lines are ‘Insane’” and “Record U.S. Airline Traffic Expected This Summer” are sure to make even the most seasoned business travelers pause.

Why?

Beginning with Memorial Day and continuing through Labor Day, summer always means higher volumes of people at airports, especially inexperienced travelers heading out for vacations with their families. More volume and less savvy travelers is not a recipe for speed. According to the Transportation Security Administration, during the busiest days of the summer, TSA often screens more than 2.5 million passengers per day!

Summer is also the time of year most prone to weather delays. You heard that right. Nor’easters pounding the Mid-Atlantic and New England and Blizzards in the Rockies might get all the headlines, but summer weather—i.e. thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other severe weather—are toughest on airline travel.

If you’re a frequent flyer, you’ve probably got your own process to make time in the airport speedy and efficient. But just in case, we offer these reminders:

1. Get TSA Pre-checked. If you qualify, you’ll enjoy expedited screening lanes at more than 180 US airports. You won’t need to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts, and light jackets—and you’ll be the envy of other travelers stuck in those long, snaking, security lines.

2. Be prepared. To frequent flyers, inexperienced travelers are easy to spot. They over pack carryon bags, don’t separate their liquids, fail to remove laptops from their bags, and leave their keys or their phones in their pockets. As an experienced traveler, you know the drill: have your ID and boarding pass at the ready, and everything out of your pockets and into your carry-on approved bag.

3. Remember that all liquids, gels, aerosols, creams, and pastes must be 3.4 ounces or less and all must fit inside a single quart-size plastic bag and be placed in a bin for carry-on screening (if you’re not TSA Pre-checked).

4. Give yourself extra time, especially if the weather outlook is bad and you know the airport will be busy. You might be able to skate by arriving just 75 minutes before your flight in January, but come June and July, give yourself at least another 30-45 minutes.

5. Better yet, avoid travelling at peak times. That’s Monday through Friday between 7 am and 9 am, and between 4 pm and 7 pm.

6. If there are delays or cancellations, have a Plan B already in place. With airline websites and smartphone apps, it’s easy these days to check out alternate flights ahead of time. Having a backup plan in the works means you can move quickly if storms or other delays wreak havoc on your preferred itinerary.

Last but certainly not least, you can speed things up by gearing up properly for travel. Mobile Edge makes this easy for business travelers with a variety of TSA-friendly mobility solutions. Each of these Mobile Edge bags let you travel in style and security, and their rugged construction makes them extremely durable.

Choose among our ScanFast Checkpoint Friendly Briefcase 2.0, Professional Backpack, Alienware Vindicator 2.0 Briefcase, ScanFast Women’s Ultrabook/Tablet Briefcase, ScanFast Onyx Checkpoint Friendly Backpack, or a number of other ScanFast solutions designed to fit a wide range of fashionable and functional needs. Each is checkpoint friendly/TSA compliant and features a lifetime warranty.

About Mobile Edge

Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge provides durable and protective laptop cases, messenger bags, backpacks, and more for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers. Mobile Edge is known for its innovative and stylish designs, superior-quality, lifetime warranty, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Many leading computer manufacturers rely on Mobile Edge to design and build custom cases for their products.

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Style Your Dad for Father’s Day

Does your Dad need a makeover?

  • Gets his haircut at the same barbershop he’s gone to since he was a kid. √ Check.
  • Wears socks with his Crocks. √ Check.
  • Wears Crocks. √ Check.
  • Insists that he can’t do without his fanny pack. √ Check.
  • Wears baggy, no name Jeans from the big box store. √ Check.
  • Turns those baggy, no name Jeans into cutoffs when the leg bottoms get frayed. √ Check.
  • Didn’t get the memo that short shorts are out. √ Check.
  • Considers wearing black and brown together a bold fashion statement. √ Check.

Sadly, Mobile Edge can’t help out with the unforgivable fashion fails above, but we can help add some style to your Dad’s mobility gear.

1. Is your Dad a gamer? Don’t laugh. Some 28 Percent of eSports Fans and Players in the USA are over age 35. Mobile Edge recently introduced a refresh of its Alienware Vindicator family of backpacks, briefcases, slim cases, messenger bags, neoprene sleeves, and rolling cases. Timed to coincide with the release of Alienware’s next generation of bestselling gaming laptops, each of Mobile Edge’s Alienware 2.0 products comes with a lifetime warranty and is available in various sizes to accommodate 13-, 15-, and 17” laptops.

2. Is your Dad a busy professional and/or frequent traveler? Mobile Edge’s new Professional Backpack and Rolling Case combination provides a great option for busy professionals and travelers. Dads can pack essential electronics and other personal items in one convenient mobile-friendly unit, saving wear and tear on your Dad’s back. Mobile Edge also offers a complete line of checkpoint friendly laptop cases sure to be a hit with frequent travelers who want to speed through airport security checkpoints. The ScanFast™ Collection bags exceed TSA guidelines for checkpoint friendly carry-on luggage.

3. Is your Dad environmentally conscious? Mobile Edge’s Ecollection line of environmentally-friendly cases are made from either DuPont™ Sorona®, a pioneering material produced from corn stalks, or all-natural cotton canvas. Each packs a lot of style and function into a minimal carbon footprint. Of particular interest to eco-Dads might be the ECO Briefcase, a casual, lightweight alternative to the traditional briefcase.

4. For corporate, yet casual, Dads, the Mobile Edge Briefcase brings together form, function and style. Each case is meticulously crafted to integrate exclusive technology, including the Wireless Security Shield™, the bungee comfort system, and the patented SafetyCell™ computer protection system. Messenger bags are also an ideal laptop carry solutions for business professionals looking for a variety of styles, sizes, and functionality. Designs are available in nylon, leather, synthetic leather, and eco-friendly canvas materials.

5. And let’s not forget to accessorize. From power supplies, chargers, and cases, to notebook locks, security wallets, storage cases, and more, Mobile Edge’s wide range of accessories make perfect complements to your Dad’s briefcase, backpack, case, or messenger bag selection.

Do you have other gift ideas for Dad? If so, share them here.

In the meantime, be sure to honor your Dad this Father’s Day by recognizing him for all the things—big and small—he’s done and does for you all year long.

Have a healthy, happy, and joyful Father’s Day!

About Mobile Edge

Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge provides durable and protective laptop cases, messenger bags, backpacks, and more for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers. Mobile Edge is known for its innovative and stylish designs, superior-quality, lifetime warranty, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Many leading computer manufacturers rely on Mobile Edge to design and build custom cases for their products.

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MOBILE EDGE IN THE NEWS: Mobile Edge Cares: New Initiative Continues Mobile Edge’s Long-Standing Tradition of Giving Back

Anaheim CA, May 22, 2017—Mobile Edge, the leading provider of stylish laptop cases, messenger bags, and backpacks for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers is pleased to announce the launch of “Mobile Edge Cares,” a new initiative designed to help support and raise money for various charities each month through purchases made on the Mobile Edge website. Read more.

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