Sunday, June 23, 2024

The hilarious Galaxy Note 7 debacle

Airports are simultaneously advertising & banning Samsung’s explosive tablet

Exploding things and airports do not mix, though that doesn’t appear to be the case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Accused of having exploding batteries, there’s currently a mass recall of millions of devices – costing Samsung a whopping US$1.5 billion – with TravGear recently passing an amusing ‘event’ in Singapore where locals were handing in their Note 7’s en masse. We counted at least 200 people being herded by security staff around a makeshift returns depot in the Marina Square mall on Raffles Boulevard.
It looked like an airport check-in queue.
Ironic, because the next day TravGear was in the check-in queue for Silk Air in Singapore and saw this:
There were then warnings on the aircraft begging passengers not to attempt to switch-on or use the Galaxy Note 7 if they had one, which looks like increasingly sensible advice.
But what’s being advertised around the airports of South-East Asia on almost every billboard? Yup, you guessed it!