Galaxy Note 7 now banned from air travel


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/17/galaxy-note-7-now-banned-from.html


#2

I have a friend whose S6 caught fire recently. So be careful out there.


#3

I didn’t get the Note 7 , but only because I JUST got my note 5 (upgraded from note 2). I fucking love doodling with my stylus. Until apple makes a phone with an embedded stylus, you can pry my samsung out of my hot, smoking, disembodied dead hands


#4

Now THATS customer service. :wink:


#5

I’ve got a Galaxy 7 Edge, and I’m going to be flying internationally in a few months; I don’t have to get a new phone first, do I? (Logistics would be a pain)


#6

You should be fine. I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, which looks similar to the Note but fortunately doesn’t say “Note” on it. I was flying last week and it got looked at carefully but no problems.


#7

Man, miniaturization has gotten quite sophisticated. Just five years ago, I never would have believed you if you told me that I would soon be able to fit a Ford Pinto in my pocket.


#8

ANY of them can catch fire. Any laptop or anything with a Lithium Ion battery can. Take your laptop or phone into the bathroom, puncture battery with one of those nice metal pens, bam wait for the flame to start.


#9

And I specifically warned him not to do that!


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#11

Is… is that euphemism? It sounds like a euphemism… A compact package prone premature explosions when hit from behind?


#12

As so often (cough), I’m ahead of the curve. My elderly HTC has finally died, and after much research I’ve gone for a Galaxy Note 4. Join me in the Great Leap Forward to 2014!


#13

I think the current events show that this is clearly the safer position. I hail your obvious wisdom.


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