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DIY computer in hand luggage - what to expect on security checks?

I have a DIY computer which looks like a 7" tablet, only thicker. The case is plastic, and the whole device is about as thick as a laptop. There are no scary wires popping out and no ticking noises, ...
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Can I bring a shoebox PC in my carry-on bag?

It's a shoebox PC that I custom built and I'd like to keep it in carry-on. It has wires hanging out and the top is removable so they can see it's actually a computer not something like a bomb. And I'...
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Is it true that electronics such as laptop computers are tax free in Cambodia?

I've heard or read that electronics, computers etc do not carry any tax in Cambodia, making it a very cheap place to purchase such things. I'm in Cambodia now but in a small village and with almost ...
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Can you carry drones on a plane as a carry on? eg. DJI Phantom or Inspire

I live in US and thinking to travel to Europe next spring. Thinking to get a drone with couple extra batteries and take it with me as a carry on to get some aerial shots. Anybody had any experience ...
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Electronic devices security on airplanes

I will soon fly from London to Los Angeles, with British Airways. Since the flight is long, I would like to bring my laptop and my Kindle to work or read during the 11-hour journey. However, I am a ...
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How can I predict whether an LCD clock will “fade” over time? [closed]

Like many people, I take a small travel alarm clock with me when I travel. As a matter of personal preference, I don't like to use my phone for this and I don't like analog clocks with hands. I want a ...
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How best to prevent data loss while travelling?

For my next long holidays I have some massive travel plans. I'll spend some months in remote areas and I plan to take a lot of pictures with my digital camera. Although my SD card is kinda big, I ...
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How do I know when to use an adapter or a transformer? (Israel)

Israel uses a different plug shape than used in America, as well as a different voltage for power outlets (if I'm not mistaken, Israel uses 220V, while USA 110V). I could use an adapter like this one:...
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Qatar Airways Eco Power Outlet A350

I recently booked an itinerary, containing a leg on Qatar's A350. I found an image on seatguru showing power outlets. Did somebody fly the A350 in eco and can tell me if I can use a standard German ...
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How can I not get electrically shocked when handling my laptop in an airport?

I traveled by plane for the first time in my life 3 months ago. It was 4 trips, which meant 4 hand luggage inspections. I have a huge problem: I am asked to remove my laptop and tablet from my bag ...
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Electrical Components in Checked In luggage

I was planning to buy few Arduino Board and sensors. Can I travel from UK to India carrying them in my checked in luggage/baggage? Note : It's direct flight. I am not planning to carry battery or any ...
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Can I fly from US to Spain with 30 new watches in my luggage?

Can I fly from US to Spain carrying 30 new watches in my carry-on and/or checked luggage? I paid $60 for each new watch (I have the receipt) even though their retail price is over $500 each watch. ...
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Flying to the Philipines from Saudi Arabia with several electronic devices

I am traveling home from Saudi Arabia to the Philippines and I plan to bring with me 5 smartphones (in unopened boxes, as gifts), two personal laptops, 2 smartphones (personal), 1 iPod Touch and 1 ...
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Bringing brand new iPad and tablet

I planning to buy brand new iPad and tablet from the UK as I live here to take to Thailand for my cousin and my grandchild. Do I need to pay for custom tax?
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Laptop on overhead bin vs. turbulence [duplicate]

If a laptop is on the overhead bin and some moderate/strong turbulence occurs, it is possible that the laptop "jumps" several centimeters. How to protect the laptop from this?
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Traveling with computer parts and expensive monitor to Dublin

I have to move computer components, a 850 euro monitor screen and a cheaper one to Dublin. I think to put them in my luggage, but I'm a bit afraid it will get stolen. The trip is from Belgium, I can ...
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How many laptops can I take to UK?

I'll be traveling to England with a stopover in Dubai. I'm a student going to study in England and have two laptops (both Macbook Pros) and of course they're for my own use (can't seem to transfer the ...
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Bringing laptop without battery to the US

I own a laptop but without the battery (since I never used it, I gave it away). Since it is required to have a charged battery on some flights to the US, I was wondering how to bring my laptop to the ...
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Kindle version of WikiTravel?

Is everyone's favorite open content travel guide, WikiTravel, available in some sort of Kindle / off-line format? Since I'll be travelling around, I won't have internet access. However I do have a ...
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Shipping personal electronics to Europe from US- import taxes?

I'm traveling in Europe and want to have some electronic equipment shipped from home (laptop; camera; audio gear). Can I ship myself used personal goods from the U.S. to Europe and not pay import ...
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What kind of plug adapter should I pack for India?

I'm travelling around a few cities in India, from Delhi to Bangalore. What type of plug adapter should I pack?
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The screen on my laptop I checked in has stopped working. Could I claim something? [closed]

The touch screen on my new laptop has stopped working after I checked it in at Baltimore, MD. I was travelling with British Airways. Can I claim any compensation?
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What are the lightest travel adapters/converters available for France?

I have no travel adapters for Paris and I need to know which brand has all the parts needed to charge my Android phone in a Paris apartment and which one has the least amount of weight. Edit: ...
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Travel Portable Battery

I travel a lot but I only carry a single carry-on with my laptop, camera and cellphone. I already have an external USB battery pack for my cellphone but I cannot charge my Macbook, nor my Nikon D3 ...
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Are there any lightweight travel alarm clocks?

I am looking for a lightweight, portable alarm clock for travel? This is my feature list: Preferably analogue display, with florescent hands. No ticking noise! Alarm with snooze. Alarm does not stop ...
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What sort of computer / electronic device would you take on a backpack trip around Europe to allow you to keep in touch?

As you may have seen in my other posts I am in the early stages of planning my Eurotrip this summer which if you are interested in seeing the planned route go here: http://www.tripline.net/trip/...
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Importing laptop as gift in France, how much duty will I have to pay?

I will fly into France from the U.S. with my personal laptop. I also want to take a new one as a gift for my hostess. Will I have to pay a tax duty on it?
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Am I allowed to take an “All in One Water cooler” in my carry-on luggage?

This is a follow up question of Am I allowed to take a GPU in my carry-on luggage? During my stay in LA I will be checking if some graphics cards are cheaper in the US and if yes I would like to buy ...
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Electronic items limit to India [duplicate]

If I take one brand new laptop and a brand new ipad to India, will I be subject to any duties?
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Am I allowed to take a GPU in my carry-on luggage?

As I will be travelling to the US in July, I was thinking of buying two graphics cards (R9 390X) over there and bring them back to Switzerland, as computer components are mostly a bit cheaper over ...
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What type of power outlets should I expect in hotels in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro? [duplicate]

From my the information I have read on Internet, it seems like Brazil covers a good part of the alphabet when it comes to power outlet types. What type of power outlets should I expect in hotels in ...
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Packing sensitive electronics for flight

My girlfriend is flying from to Missouri later this month to visit her family. Her sister, in Missouri, wants her to bring her game consoles so they can play games together. She will also be visiting ...
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How do I prevent damage to electronic devices at airport security?

I have travelled with a laptop before with no problems (not recently), but for an upcoming trip I will, for the first time, be carrying a smartphone and a Kindle (not the Fire but the older e-ink type)...
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Taking a Desktop Computer Overseas - Options? [duplicate]

I am moving overseas for a few months and will be working remotely, which will require me to take my desktop computer. What are the best methods to take a desktop computer overseas? What potential ...
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Carry a boxed iPhone 6 to the USA - do I need to declare it to customs?

I have a gift for a friend from the father, a new boxed iPhone 6 and I am travelling to USA. Can I bring it with me? Do I have to declare it and maybe pay custom duties? Which is the right way to ...
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What are the limits when carrying laptops and electronics to USA?

I am going to the US for a 3 month vacation on B1/B2 visa for the first time and I feel that I might be carrying too much with me. I have 2 laptops. A 5 year old one and a 2 month old one. Old one is ...
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Saudi Arabia - Internet censorship/privacy and data security

I'll be traveling to KSA soon for business (from the US) and am curious about the kind of internet access and restrictions that may be enforced, as well as what kinds of screening my electronics may ...
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Can I bring my desktop computer as check-in baggage on a flight?

I am moving from Malaysia to the US, and planning to bring my desktop computer with me. I plan to pack it in my checked-in luggage. Will the computer risk being damaged? Any precaution should I take ...
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Carrying confidential corporate data into US on laptop/Drive/device - how to prevent data theft?

If I travel to the US and had privacy concerns (for instance may be I was afraid that a rogue customs official may steal said data) what is the current recommended best practice to avoid this?
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Travelling back to India with a phone purchased (and unboxed) in Netherlands [duplicate]

I am in Netherlands on tourist visa and wanted to buy a iPhone and go back to India. I would claiming the VAT return at Amsterdam Airport but do I need to declare in India and do I need to pay the ...
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Adaptors that work in the various electricity outlets in Europe

Are there any single-plug (not "powerstrip"-style) adapters that can work for Italy, France, the UK, and Switzerland? It seems very cumbersome to have to pack 4 types of adapters. 'European' outlet, ...
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Ridiculous and unreasonable taxes for used electronic devices in europe [closed]

I'm a German national, and I have lived for the past 2 years in France. Like many people, I travel with my iPad, phone and MacBook; each of these items are over one and a half years old, bought in USA,...
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How many laptops can I take on an international flight from the US to Europe?

I am wondering how many laptops I can take from the U.S. to Europe – of course within baggage – but what about declaration value? What if I took 15 stacked in a suitcase, each worth $70? That is only ...
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Do electronics bought airside have to be fully charged?

With the recent regulations concerning electronic devices having to be charged, to take them on the plane, I'm wondering, do you also have to do this with electronics bought airside at the airport, ...
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Is my toothbrush plug compatible with UK bathroom socket?

I have a toothbrush charger that is supposed to have a standard UK bathroom plug, but when I'm trying to plug it into the socket, it is very loose, and I'm not sure if it is charging as there is no ...
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Central America, rain season and electronics

I am a traveling developer and I need functional wifi and a laptop for my work. I would love to travel to the central americas (niceragua, costa rica and panama) for about a month during june but this ...
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Buying electronics in Phnom Penh

I am going to phnom penh for a day or two in order to extend my visa. During the same trip I want to buy a micro sd card for my phone, but I would rather not walk around the whole city to find a ...
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Can I plug an adapter into a power strip when going from UK to Europe (Spain)?

I'm travelling from the UK to Spain at the end of the week and, rather than take a bunch of adapters for our chargers, I was thinking of simply taking a couple of power strips and one adapter for each....
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How many laptops a visitor can take out of US to Dubai on Emirates Flight

I have 5 years multiple visa. I came to visit my family in Atlanta. My outgoing flight is from JFK to Dubai and then from there to Johannesburg. My question is can I take 5 laptops with me in my carry ...
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Is it possible to buy a computer monitor and HRM watch in Colombo, Sri Lanka duty-free airport shops?

I'd like to take a monitor with me as a checked baggage, but it is an international flight with one change so it seems quite risky. So I would like to buy one at Colombo Airport duty-free shop. Do ...