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Questions tagged [electronic-items]

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Passing through security at US airport with a brand new laptop

If I am passing through US airport security with a brand new unopened laptop box. Will I have to take it out of the box or will letting it ride as a box be sufficient?
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Which countries apply “electronic ban”?

Some time ago US and following that UK announced that tablets, laptops and similar electronic devices are forbidden in incoming flights from a vast array of countries as well. So are there only two ...
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Bringing a laptop to Japan - do I need to pay import taxes?

Can I bring my laptop (which costs probably more than 200000JPY) to Japan without paying taxes? Seems like they require to pay taxes for everything which cost more than 10000JPY if total value exceeds ...
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Can I import electronics from India to Bangladesh while traveling?

I am from Bangladesh and I am planning for a trip to India in the next month. I also have a plan to buy a Macbook Pro, iPhone, and DSLR camera when I am in India as the price of the items here in ...
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Rules Concerning Electronics Onboard US-Bound Direct Flights

I am going to be traveling from Milan (MXP) to New York (JFK) in the summer. However, my flight is with Emirates, and Milan is actually a stopover with the plane originating from Dubai. Am I allowed ...
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How can I preclude border agents from seeing emails on my laptop? [closed]

I use Microsoft Outlook 2016 (abbreviated to O16) on my Windows 10 laptop that stores all emails offline, without Internet access. Canadian and US border agents are legally empowered to demand your ...
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What are the consequences of a US citizen denying encryption key to the CBP?

I am considering to travel out of the US. However, being a brown person, I am concerned about the recent actions of the US Customs and Border Protection. I strongly believe in digital privacy and 0% ...
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Flying London to Amman mid-May and returning Aqaba-Amman-London. Can I bring laptop on return flight?

I'm a UK citizen, and will presumably be affected by the additional security theatre recently announced. I'm flying for a short holiday in Jordan this May, but I'll be returning via a domestic flight ...
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Can I bring my laptop, camera on flight to USA? [closed]

I am going to the US in the coming week. However, I heard that laptop and camera are not permitted to bring on board as carry-on. What are the latest rules about these larger electronics?
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Do I need to pay import duty for bringing disassembled desktop computer to USA?

I'm going to UC Berkeley for an one-year program months later and I want to have my desktop PC with myself. The thread discusses how, while it doesn't contain information about import duty & taxes....
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Bringing an internal hard drive to US as an emigrate [duplicate]

I'm from the Philippines and will be emigrating to US soon, specifically Hawaii. I'll be selling my PC locally, but I wanted to bring my hard drives with me since they have my important files, and ...
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Laptop with no battery [duplicate]

I am traveling from the US to the UK and then to Portugal. Round trip. I have a laptop without a battery, so I am hesitant to bring it as carry-on in the plane because I had troubles already with a ...
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Which tracker can reliably and accurately track luggage?

In the movies, we often see a small device placed on something or someone which then allows the device to be tracked to its location or even while moving. It would be fantastic to have a similar thing ...
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How many laptops are allowed in hand baggage in European flight?

I am travelling from Riga to Stockholm with AirBaltic flight carrier. I only need my laptops: 11" Chromebook, 15" Lenovo Thinkpad, and 13" Asus Zenbook. The weight is not too much. They all can fit ...
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How much import tax on electronics is being enforced on personal laptops, smartphones and IPads in Thailand?

We are family of 4 (2 kids (5 and 7) + 2 adults) coming from UK to Bangkok this January, each will be bringing their laptop (4 total), smartphone (3 total) and kids will also have their Ipads (2), and ...
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Can I use Nintendo 3DS in a flight operated by China Eastern?

In China Eastern, you are prohibited to use a smartphone during a flight, even after a leaving phase, and also even if you set it to flight mode. In fact I saw many passangers instructed to stop ...
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Is an universal adapter safe enough to use all year?

I have always forgotten the battery-charging adapter of my electronic devices during travel, so now consider purchasing the adapter. However, I wonder if a universal worldwide adapter is safe enough ...
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In-room TV has a USB port, but the provided remote doesn't have buttons for it. Can I use a universal remote to solve the problem during my next trip? [closed]

The TV looks like this on the 'Brilliance of the Seas' Royal Caribbean International ship: But then the TV says this: And there 's no "enter" on the remote. Would it be wise to bring a universal ...
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Is there any way to safely check expensive electronics on a flight?

The unanimous verdict is, DON'T put anything expensive in your checked luggage. I get that. But I'm in a bit of a tough spot here. Long story short, I'm sitting here in the U.S. with a $2000 piece of ...
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How can one travel with X-Ray sensitive equipment or electronic devices?

While analog film is probably still the most common X-ray sensitive item encountered at airport security, there are some emerging electronics technologies that use MOS floating gates as precision ...
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Why is the Samsung Galaxy Note7 banned in flight?

Just by the way for anyone reading this old question: when I posted this it was in the early days of the "Samsung exploding phones" event. Because I was traveling around I had heard nothing about ...
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Can I bring boxed consumer electronics in my hand luggage while traveling from the US to Doha?

I will be taking my laptop in my hand luggage when going to the US. While returning, I will be bringing a new iPhone 7 Plus from the US with a power-bank charger. Is it OK to bring them in boxes in my ...
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Can I fly with a video card in my carry-on? [duplicate]

I'm flying from New York to Romania with Turkish Airlines. I've searched everywhere. Am I allowed to bring a video card (original box + receipt) in my carry on?
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Vueling hand bag rules

I go with Vueling, I am asking about the hand bags. I have the standard bag (20 * 25 * 55 ) bag that I can take with me to the plain, it is 10 KG. I am sure that one is allowed, but I want to ask if ...
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Laptop in hand luggage with qatar airways from UK to india

I want to take my laptop as I need to its related to my work. However it will not fit in my hand luggage it is heavy (HP pavillion g6). And I've been searching online and a lot of people have said ...
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Laptop in a suitcase

When I go to airport, I recall following this procedure: Go at the kiosks (? how do we call them?) and the service person from the airliner will make sure my ticket is OK and will ask for my suitcase,...
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Understanding how customs work with laptops

I am thinking of carrying a laptop in my suitcase. Let's forget for a minute the risk that an unprotected laptop may encounter while in the suitcase and focus on my question, please: If I have ...
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Where to find vintage electronics in Tokyo?

I'm really into vintage audio equipment. Where/if in Tokyo might one find second-hand, high-end, Sony, Denon, Technics, Pioneer, Nakamichi stereo components of 70s/80s/90s vintage in excellent ...
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Do I have to declare my new laptop when leaving?

I know I have to declare my newly purchased laptop from San Francisco when I land in Paris. Do I have to declare it when I am at the airport of San Francisco as well? Or can I declare it while being ...
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Why do some countries have different voltages? [closed]

Why do some countries have different voltages than others? Why is there no universal plug like a USB?
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Can Apple World Travel Adapter Kit be used in Iran

Can you use the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit in Iran? I want to be able to charge my Macbook. I read somewhere that Iran's voltage is 240 but I purchased the Macbook in the US, any idea if this ...
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Bringing a desktop computer to Germany in hand luggage [duplicate]

I am going to study abroad in Germany, my current location is Malaysia. I am bringing my personal desktop computer (without monitor) as carry-on luggage. The computer chassis size is like this. Are ...
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Advised equipment to make a vlog [closed]

Our daughter is going to undertake a 3 month trip to Ethiopia as part of her school education to help start-up a school project there. In her spare time, she would like to visit the surroundings and ...
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Is it allowed to take an external hard drive with you on a plane?

Can i take an external USB drive with me on an international flight? Do they open or scan it, or go through its contents at an airport or during a customs security check? If it is allowed, do I have ...
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What powerbank can I use on the flight?

I'm going on a flight for 5 hours and will be using my iPad Air for watching video. The battery will be used quickly, so I need a power bank that will be able to charge it on the fly. Are there any ...
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Can you bring a used TV into Nepal? [closed]

Am I allowed to bring in a second-hand TV into Nepal?
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Transport kitchen stand mixer from China to Europe by plane

I'm an Italian living in China. I've bought a kitchen stand mixer in Italy and used here in China. When I moved here it was packed into a container and delivered by sea. Now I want to bring it back ...
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Is there any app to track the road traveled?

I'm looking for an app which, when when enabled, will Wake up every X units of time and record my GPS coordinates. Plot on a map where I have been in the past I did an extensive research to find ...
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Where can I find plug sockets in Riga Airport (RIX)?

I just arrived in Riga (B gates, Air Baltic area) and have walked around the terminal a bit without seeing any plug sockets--a bit surprising, since the airport seems quite modern or at least recently ...
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Can I use Indian electronic appliance in US

I plan to take my desktop with me to America. I have read around the web that following power specification is necessary for appliances to operate in US Voltage: 110V & Frequency: 60Hz. My ...
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What electronic items can I bring into the airplane cabin? [closed]

I want to know what items are allowed into the airplane. I know that, for example, laptops and tablets are allowed. However, what about power bank/batteries or external hard drives? My question is ...
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Laptop with no battery at Abu Dhabi airport security check

I have a Lenovo X61T laptop that has no battery, and the power cable is broken and doesn't show the "charging" light on the laptop when I plug it in. I am traveling from Beirut, Lebanon to Incheon, ...
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Traveling with Computer Components in Carry-On

The advice given to travel with a desktop computer is to remove the hard drive and pack it into carry-on luggage. Is this still allowed if the hard-drive is not connected to anything? Given that we ...
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Backup photos to the cloud while traveling?

I'm going to travel around China for 3 weeks and I'm thinking how to backup my photo to the cloud (any storage provider is ok) taken with my old Canon 500D. Since I love to take time lapse, I will ...
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Can you put an ordinary Mac laptop (with the battery) in checked luggage?

Note that ordinary new Mac laptops (like many devices) have batteries which are simply built-in as part of the structure of the device. There's no concept of "removing" the battery or anything like ...
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Flying With Uncharged Laptop

I've been living in Australia for the past few months and during that time my laptop charger broke. I haven't bought another one because I have a spare charger back home and haven't seen the need to ...
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Travelling with mobile phones with discharged batteries

I seem to recall some rule coming in to force about not being able to board a flight with a mobile phone that had a flat battery (wouldn't turn on) (introduced for security reasons) Is this enforced? ...
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Which EU/UK train companies provide plug sockets, which are free, and on which services? [closed]

I have noticed that some trains have plug sockets installed, presumably for commuters to use to charge their devices etc. However, some trains seem to have these all over the place, while others have ...
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How many phones can i carry into India? [duplicate]

I am spending the summer in Dresden. When I came here, I was carrying my iPhone 5s. Now I bought a new iPhone 6s here in Dresden and I am using it, as well as my older one, which was broken (the front ...
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Is it safe to plug a power strip into a travel adapter plug?

I'm traveling from North America to Asia next month, I'm wondering if it is safe to hook up a power strip (with a surge protector) into a travel adapter plug, instead of buying several travel adapter ...