Japan bans wireless mice, headphones and gaming systems from flights

Darren Murph
D. Murph|10.03.07

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Darren Murph
October 3rd, 2007
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Japan bans wireless mice, headphones and gaming systems from flights

We may not mind having to do without our precious Nintendo DS and wireless cans for awhile if there's in-flight WiFi to keep us occupied, but until then, this new measure is sure to annoy. Reportedly, "passengers on commercial planes [in Japan] are no longer allowed to play games using wireless connections with handheld consoles," which of course would include the DS and Sony's PSP. Moreover, it was said that folks were also not allowed to use personal headphones and mice that were cordless, further cramping our ability to slip into a personal electronic heaven while cruising the friendly skies. Ah well, here's to hoping that the attendants aren't exactly strict with the new rules, eh?

[Via Joystiq]
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