HomePod allowed as Handluggage?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by iChrila, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. iChrila macrumors newbie

    iChrila

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    Hello everyone,

    it's a weird question but does anyone know if the HomePod is allowed in the airplane cabin as Hand-luggage?
    I'll be traveling to the USA in a view days and might want to pick up a HomePod. I'm just worried the HomePod might take some damage if I put it in the normal check-in luggage.
     
  2. techwarrior macrumors 65816

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    I suspect it is too early for TSA to have a policy on this. I would assume the laptop rules apply.
     
  3. iMi macrumors 65816

    iMi

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    I travel a lot and have seen all sort of carry on items. I'm 99.99% sure you'll be fine.

    I have taken, as carry-on items, the following:

    Cordless work lights with large Li-Ion batteries
    Large work light with long power cord
    Extension cords
    Multimeters
    Electronic prototypes of all kinds

    One time I had a carry one literally full of electronic components. It was a day trip where I was flying back the same day. When the bag went through the X-ray it looked like a bomb. :D:D:D I knew instantly it would be pulled aside and thoroughly evaluated. They swiped all items, asked a few questions and I was on my way.

    Believe me, HomePod will not even register by comparison.
     
  4. elleana macrumors regular

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    Pretty sure this is a non-issue. I'm going to be doing it myself tomorrow - picking up a HomePod in Sydney at 9am, getting on a plane at noon to fly home. Will report back if I get hauled up by security screeners at the airport...
     
  5. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

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    it does not have a battery thats the main thing
     
  6. iMi macrumors 65816

    iMi

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    A battery would only be a problem if you were checking the bag.
     
  7. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

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    not anymore if it has a battery they want to to turn it on. my wife had to have her iPad checked out separately.
     
  8. Bradleyone macrumors regular

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    Well they do call it security theater so perhaps they'll get you to plug it in and stream the Hamilton soundtrack!

    Those ******s wanted to take my tiny keyring laser pointer.

    Me: "Why?"
    Security: "Lasers can be shined at pilots and blind them."
    Me: "Not from inside the plane! And it's very little."
    Security: "I'll check."
    [10 min in-depth discussion with distant manager]
    Security: "That's fine."

    Just call me Kylo Ren with my dangerous laser weapon!
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    The TSA should not allow it as even this small device has enough room for explosives to be hidden to take a plane down. I suspect they will allow it though as we are all fooling our self if we think the TSA is making flying safer.
     
  10. iChrila thread starter macrumors newbie

    iChrila

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    did everything go well with security?
     

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