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1.0 out of 5 stars Rip off !!!!!!!!!!!, 29 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Amazon e-Reader USB Charger for Amazon eReaders, UK (Accessory)
Ti be honest i should have read the feedback before ordering but everything else i have bought from Amazon has been great.
It is only a usb/ac adapter which can be bought from most electrical shops/supermarkets for about £1 & it doesn't look anything like the one advertised. If you have bought a camera in the last couple of years then check your box because you should have 1 of these anyway, infact i have 3 from different items. I thought this was Kindle specific & £8.99 is a joke. It will be going back !!!
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Initial post: 13 Dec 2011 01:38:40 GMT
P Smith says:
I thought that too, until I tried to find another USB adapter. The "Genuine Apple" ones on Amazon are fake and people have reported them causing fires. Had a look around eBay and either found big ugly adapters or fake Apple ones.

Anything you can recommend?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2011 00:25:43 GMT
Tech 2.0 says:
This was the point I made in my review. Yes you can buy them cheapr for a couple of quid but the last one I had literally blew up. I'm surprised at the recent high price and think anything under a tenner is fair. I would rathe rhave a good quality, properly tested adaptor which conforms to stringent safety tests than something knocked up on the cheap. Also, got an iphone or htc or a new blackberry, they all ahve these and you can use them too.

Posted on 28 Dec 2011 21:23:09 GMT
Many new mobile/cell phones now-a-days come with these usb chargers, which is great as it standardises everything which means any one of these chargers can work with many different usb-powered leads/devices and less need for proprietary chargers all over the house. One caveat: These chargers can be had for peanuts on ebay, etc. but often prove faulty... For example, I have a smartphone and i tried charging it with a cheap ebay charger via it's usb cable. Well, the phone charged, but the touch screen began malfunctioning whilst connected. As soon as I disconnected the charger, the phone worked fine. I draw the conclusion the the quality of the DC current sent up through the lead was inferior and probably does no favours to any device connected. So, with that £9-10 seems reasonable for a "branded" charger, I think.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2012 19:05:29 GMT
Fully concur with this. Bought a cheap one off eBay and whilst it charges both my HTC Incredible S and the wife's Desire S it does so at the expense of the touchscreens working properly. Some cursory browsing of various forum threads suggests this is quite a common problem with some chargers, seemingly usually linked to those at the cheaper end of the market.

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 12:07:07 GMT
thank you...you have saved us a few pounds as my camera has it!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2012 18:56:25 GMT
Cyberstu. says:
You can buy a good qaulity 1 without going anywhere near a tenner

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2012 23:35:56 GMT
Where?
Thanks

Posted on 14 Mar 2012 14:36:44 GMT
blackberry phone charger fits a kindle, and if you go on ebay they sell complete, plug and usb lead for less than 3pound,

Posted on 31 Mar 2012 09:23:22 BDT
Ms. E. Jones says:
My samsung phone charger fits my new Kindle

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 12:19:47 BDT
Mike says:
The EU has standards for ALL USB power adapters. I'm not sure if your post is based on knowledge or the assumption that "more expensive must be better quality".
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