Caution for Travelers and E-Readers, Static Not Security Might be Bigger Risk.
This article covers an interesting risk to the Kindle and other e-readers during this upcoming holiday travel season, not over-Zealous TSA agents but static charges.
Why You Shouldn’t Take Your Kindle Fire Out of Your Bag at TSA Checkpoints
The Kindle Fire (and Nook Tablet, for that matter) are perfect travel companions. They store your books, movies, music, and apps, and run on the plane’s WiFi so you could even browse the web at 30,000 feet.
But a few users are reporting that their new Kindle Fires are being damaged after going through X-ray machines at airport TSA checkpoints. While the X-ray machine isn’t exactly to blame, according to an expert, it can be a factor.
Professor Daping Chu, chairman of the University of Cambrid…
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