MTS: The "laptop bag" that can save your life

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It's a dangerous world out there. You can be enjoying yourself in a hotel, visiting a tourist site somewhere, maybe just picking up your bags at an airport or attending a meeting in an office building. The next thing you know, bullets are flying or bombs are going off. The MTS Multi-Threat Shield from Force Training Institute ($899, law enforcement discounts available) is an instantly deployed bulletproof shield that can also carry a laptop or tablet.

Did that get your attention? At $899, this isn't the bag for everyone. It weighs 8 lbs., so it's not exactly the lightest "computer bag" ever produced. But the lifesaving properties of the MTS -- the ability to "defeat multiple impacts from most handgun, shotgun and pistol caliber sub-machine gun threats" and even protect against high-powered rifles with an optional Level III insert plate -- can make it worth the price to anyone who needs ultimate protection.

MTS is targeted at home/family defense, law enforcement, fire/EMS executive protection, workplace safety, corporate/private security, educators, hospital staff, and more. When deployed with a quick flick of the wrist, the MTS unfolds into a 3-foot long protective blanket that protects against firearms, blunt objects, edged weapons, punches and kicks.

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The MTS comes with an expandable utility pouch that is actually carries your MacBook or iPad, but allows fast covert access to the shield when needed. At $899 I doubt if AWT will get one for a review, but if we do we'll be sure to put it to the test.