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68 of 69 people found the following review helpful
Having spent the money I have on a Kindle Keyboard it would be silly to put it at risk by using a charger that wasn't up to the job. This charger is certainly an original, just the same as the one that came inside the Kindle box. It looks well made and sports the Amazon logo.

What I was not prepared for was the fact that this power adaptor doesn't come with a lead to connect the charger to the Kindle. I can think of few reasons why someone would want a replacement/additional Kindle charger without the lead. To me this is uncharacteristically mean and thoughtless on the part of Amazon - they are normally better than that. Four stars as the core product as advertised is perfect, but, the missing lead is annoying, especially, as most people won't realise the lead isn't supplied until they open the adaptor - this means a further delay and more expense although I am less worried about having a genuine Amazon lead than the charger itself.

Come on Amazon you normally lead the way rather than leave it out!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 8 April 2012
In a move I would imagine designed to keep costs down the new Kindle ships without a usb mains adaptor. Yes the old Kindle came with it but that was thirty pounds dearer. These days you get one of these with an ipod/iphone/htc phone/ipad etc and so I think the decision to not include it automatically was a good one. This means you are not paying for something you might not necessarily need.The unit itself is of good quality and looks as premium as a usb plug can get I suppose. No annoyingly bright led lights etc

There was already one kindle in our household and so we had no immediate need for another power adaptor. On top of that we also had an ipod touch and so the standard Apple power adaptor also works fine. However, if I was in need of another adaptor, or if I did not already have one in the house I would not hesitate to buy this or another branded one. The reason being is that you know it has been properly tested and certified accordingly. Yes you can by a ninety nine pence adaptor but I am vary wary of these. I once had one which literally blew up. Luckily I was nearby at the time (luckily not too nearby!) and could deal with it. I certainly wouldn't trust my latest gadget to one, or for that matter the safety of my house.

I have dropped one star as I feel that it is a touch expensive as it stands and was a better buy when it was previously under nine pounds.
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121 of 135 people found the following review helpful
This is a great product which is well made and feels sturdy in hand. The new kindle ships without one so if its your first Kindle you'll need one of these to charge it from the mains.

Charging from the mains is much quicker than from a usb port due to the powers involved.

I have also used mine to charge my iphone and my ipod. Conversely, already own the iphone/ipod then you can just use the charger you get with that.

Really good product and I see the logic selling this seperately as many people may have the plug from a previous gen kindle or indeed own an iphone or similar device with a good quality usb mains adaptor. Additionally, the cheapest previous gen kindle was £109. When you factor in the cost of buying a charger if you need it the latest Kindle is £99, so still cheaper in fairness.

I have in the past used generic usb adaptors with limited results, one of which blew up while charging an old mp3 player. I'll always buy a well built usb charger from a trusted brand, tested to the correct standard which in my opinion is worth a couple of extra quid.

As tghe price has now gone north of ten pound I feel I should update my review. AT ten pound or under I feel it is a good premium product worth the money. Not so sure over ten pound. There are more reasonable priced ones out there. However that said when combined with a kindle the overall price is still cheaper than the previous model was and I like that Amazon have given people the choice whetehr they want it or not. Because as mentioned iphones/blackberries/htc phones etc all come with this type of plug which can also be used to charge the kindle.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 1 December 2011
It does exactly what it promises for a very good price. To be perfect the pins would fold away; it is awkward to pack away compared to the Kindle.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 20 August 2012
I wanted a mains adaptor for my Kindle to take on holiday. This was the first item to come up and as I had nothing with which to compare it, I bought it, thinking that it was the only mains adaptor available. Following my purchase other similar items popped up, much cheaper and a friend said that a suitable adaptor could be purchased for much less. However, having bought it, I didn't really want to send it back, so I kept it. Having said all this, it has been really useful and seems to charge the Kindle up much quicker than via a USB cable
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 1 April 2013
I don't know if it's just me, but I thought I HAD to buy this as otherwise I wouldn't be able to charge my kindle - perhaps I should have read all the print, but I bought it and it was quite expensive... However, as I've got a few gadgets at home that need to be charged via USB it wasn't a useless purchase.

But just incase anyone else is wondering if they have to buy this to charge their kindle, you don't. You can charge it via USB to your computer and the cable is included.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 July 2012
Kindles come with a USB cable in the box which allows you to both charge and manage your kindle via a computer. At times however, say when you happen to be travelling, you may not always have a computer handy in order to charge your device. This power adapter allows you to charge your Kindle device via a compatible power socket, which makes the process more versatile and worry free. Basically the kindle USB cord plugs into this power adapter which can then be plugged into the electrical supply. If you do a lot of travelling with your Kindle, you may want to get your hands on this adapter...a "must have" in my opinion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 10 May 2013
Bought a Kindle for my 80 yr old mother and could have bought a cheaper alternative but didn't want her to have any issues. Bit lame but it was clear to her that the charger is for her Kindle as it has AMAZON printed on it. Good product but a little overpriced for what it does!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 22 November 2011
Did`nt really know what to expect from the picture but all you get is a two part plug (second part not shown)there are lots of cheaper alternative charges that do the same job for a fraction of the price of this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 17 May 2012
I am English an I live in France and found getting it a bit of a quandry. Firstly that I didn't have wifi. Then the part that says change your password had inverted commas around it and I tried to put these in. Obviously it didnt work. As you can tell I'm not computer literate. Nevertheless I have eventually got it sorted and I'm quite satisfied with it. It would be much better though if it had a built in light that could be switched on and off.
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