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The ideal travel solution... - Reviews SKB Studio Flyer Portable Studio Rack 4U

Studio Flyer 4U is a four space rack with lap top compartment on top. They also make a 2 U version with lap top compartment that is likely small enough to be used as carry-on luggage.
This one is definitely too large for carry on. Then again it has TSA locks, meaning you can check it lock, and the TSA can rifle through it and lock it again.
Unlike conventional racks where the doors are held in place my the latches this one locks the doors into place my way of the lid that covers the lap top compartment (hinged on one side, latched on the other).
Take off the lock, or for that matter when you use it sans lap top, lift the top and take off the doors.

It's made out of molded plastic and seems sturdy enough. Weighs less than a regular wood rack, especially less than a regular shock mount wood rack. However it still is fairly heavy and you can get over the 50 lbs. baggage allowance for air travel real quick.

Downsides...if you stick anything in it that has handles on the face plate the door will not close. The rack rails aren't as far recessed as on a shock mount and this is a common problem. Means you will have to make a trip to the hardware store to buy nuts and bolts thew replace the efx unit's handles and secure the face plate again.

Also there is no way to secure the power supply on the back.
And before I forget there is reach through holes that let you leave the lap top connected.
I strongly advise this for any mobile studio or DJ, if you need a lap top and some rack mount gear, such as audio interface, etc... this is a must have.