Jul 07 AT 8:02 AM Nick Sarafolean 13 Comments

Charge up your Androids, TSA now blocking uncharged devices on some international flights


We all know the frustration of waiting for a flight. Fortunately, our phones can make that wait a bit more bearable. But before you depend on airport charging ports for your next international flight, you’d better bring your device to the airport fully juiced up. The TSA has announced that it’ll be banning uncharged mobile devices on some international flights. This canvasses not just phones, but tablets and laptops as well.

As well as going through the usual security rigmarole, travelers will now need to power on their device to prove to the TSA official that it’s actually a phone. The move will be taking place in undisclosed airports in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. This new measure is reportedly aimed at preventing an al Qaeda terror plot to blow up a plane. Along with phones getting an extra check, shoes will also be looked at more closely.

The move may cause some inconvenience, but it’s a good safety feature in the midst of a terror scare. Sound off in the comments with your thoughts on this latest move by the TSA.

Via: The Verge

Source: TSA

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @Zricon15.

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