> "Roy Schestowitz" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> ©olin wrote:
>> > "Mike" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> > news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
>> >> "©olin" <colin@TakeAway.colbing.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
>> >> news:email@example.com...
>> >> >I need to buy a mouse for my laptop. Is it permitted to use a
>> >> >wireless mouse
>> >> > inside an aircraft, or should I go for a USB cable mouse?
>> >> > thanks,
>> >> > Colin
>> >> err yes of course its permitted so are mobile phones etc
>> > You say "of course"? I seem to remember comments about interference
>> > with navigation equipment etc. I certainly remember a steward saying,
>> > after landing, not to switch on mobile phones until the aircraft was
>> > I was just wondering if wireless mice, with short range and perhaps
>> > different frequencies, came into the same category as mobile phones.
>> I think he was being sarcastic.
>> Whether your wireless mouse can crash the plane or not, the flight
>> attendants will not permit you to use it. The videos that they show at
>> the start specificly mention cordless mice as a risk factor.
>> To say more on the issue, flight attendants have developed a phobia for
>> anything that is technological. They will most likely ask you not to use
>> a Palm, an iPod or a digital video player. They cut you some slack only
>> takeoff and before landing.
>> Roy Schestowitz
> Thanks for the sensible answer. When you say "They cut you some slack only
>> takeoff and before landing." Does this include the flight inbetween? Does
> this "slack" include using a cordless mouse? I still need to decide
> whether I need to buy a corded mouse.
I am pretty sure that the answer is no. They have no tolerance for cellular
devices, cordless mice or anything else that can broadcast or receive
signals (I should emphasise /receive/).
have a look at the following which is rather amusing: