Originally Posted by tomsem
It seems you can charge via USB cable (or the same plugged into the AC adapter Kindle eink uses). It might well charge a little more slowly (.85A vs 1.8A), but at least for me this means one less thing to carry around when my Fire goes on the road. The Fire's power brick is too bulky and is not very power strip friendly (tends to deny access to adjacent plugs).
Wish the screen saver showed charging status so you didn't have to go poking around in Settings.
I use my e-ink kindle charger, seems to work fine. Great little charger, works on my kindle, Ipad, blackberry, nokia phone and likely other devices. Got an additional one ar the 10$ deal and am pretty happy.