HomePod allowed as Handluggage?

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

  1. iChrila macrumors newbie


    Oct 7, 2012
    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


    Jul 30, 2009
    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


    Sep 13, 2014
    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
    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

    Nov 30, 2009
    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

    Jan 28, 2009
    it does not have a battery thats the main thing
  6. iMi macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2014
    A battery would only be a problem if you were checking the bag.
  7. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    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

    Jul 7, 2015
    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

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    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


    Oct 7, 2012
    did everything go well with security?

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