While technically not tech news, this is something that affects all of us packing for CES in a few days. To help reduce the risk of fires, air travelers will no longer be able to pack loose lithium batteries in checked luggage beginning Jan. 1. the Transportation Department said Friday.
Passengers can still check baggage with lithium batteries if they are installed in electronic devices, such as cameras, cell phones and laptop computers. If packed in plastic bags, batteries may be in carryon baggage. The limit is two batteries per passenger.
TWO? I can only carry two, ok so we have laptops, digital recorders, cameras, portable scanner, and a plethora of other gadgets that I’m forgetting about and we get TWO extra batteries?
Guess I’m repacking…
Source: New York Times