Apple Watch reviewer Newt Gingrich has trouble using it to go through airport security

Former Speaker of the House and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich isn’t doing much these days. That’s why he offered to test out the Apple Watch and review it for Mashable. But Gingrich is already finding it difficult to use the watch for one simple purpose: checking in at an airport.

In a video he posted on Twitter, Gingrich appeared to need several people to walk him through the process of swiping the watch at a TSA PreCheck counter. Then, he had to be told how to confirm his check-in on the watch itself.

After experiencing this supposed convenience firsthand, official Mashable celebrity reviewer Newt Gingrich proclaimed that he was “not sure about [its] practicality in the long run.”

Gingrich’s followers, most of them fellow conservatives, responded with various kinds of political punditry…

…and tech advice.

Here’s Newt modeling the Apple Watch for the first time in his debut as a Mashable contributor.

Photo via raneko/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Eric Geller

Eric Geller

Eric Geller is a politics reporter who focuses on cybersecurity, surveillance, encryption, and privacy. A former staff writer at the Daily Dot, Geller joined Politico in June 2016, where he's focused on policymaking at the White House, the Justice Department, the State Department, and the Commerce Department.