- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm ; 45 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 100 g
- ASIN: B006GWO6JW
- Item model number: A02700
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Sep 2012
Effective but very expensive
Don not buy!!! Waste of money!!!!
These are produced in bulk for less than £1.00, the rest is profit.
Be sensible and look at the other chargers you have for your tech equipment, and save yourself £17.00
Ok it is an adapter…
I highly recommend the Tablet Power Adapter, Kindle Powerfast for accelerated charging as it is quick on the charge and it does everything which Amazon advertises.
It works well, but it’s expensive and the prongs don’t fold
Yes, it looks nice and shiny, good positive USB cable connection and it does charge my Kindle Fire HD much quicker than a generic e-reader / Blackberry charger or when it is attached to my PC by USB, so it is a must-have if charging time is precious to you, but I would have thought this item should be included in the basic kit with the Kindle.
..and as other reviewers have already alluded to, the UK version does not fold up for easier packing when travelling.
Also this product was over priced at £17.99
The most expensive USB charger money can buy….
There are plenty of USB chargers that will do the job and cost from 99 pence to £1.99. These cheaper chargers do exactly the same. A charger should be included with the device in any case.
Amazon are using their badge to make it appear that this charger is special – Apple do the same.
The lack of knowledge, coupled with the implied threat that using the wrong charger may damage your device takes advantage of those who simply do not understand and are terrified of electricity.
A friend of mine will not listen to this and he has a separate charger for his iPad, iPhone, Kindle etc – a total of approx £100 for chargers that are interchangeable and cheaply available everywhere.
I believe Trading Standards bodies across the world should be informed of this scam.
PS I complained to Amazon that I had to buy a separate charger and had bought what was essentially a well badged item worth a tenth of the price and they promptly refunded me and said I could keep the charger. It’s in a drawer.
I use one that I bought for 1.49 from Maplins electronics.
does the job, way too expensive
Its appalling that this is not included as standard with the Kindle, its an essential item – not an optional extra!! Just a money making con – shame on you Amazon. Mobile phones aren’t sold without charges or tvs without plugs and remotes, so why sell a Kindle without a charger?
What no charger
Come on amazon didnt you make enough millions last year??
From one disapointed customer.