Originally Posted by meeera
This household has several iDevice power adapters still sitting in their boxes, never unwrapped. To me, it seems rather a waste (and, as an aside, not particularly environmentally friendly) to compulsorily provide and charge for adapters that the vast majority of buyers don't need. Call it a $10-$20 discount for not ordering an adapter, and call it a day, I reckon.
That is true, but for first time kindle buyers that are new to usb powered toys. when they open the box and see just the unit and cord may cause a dust up.
Just read the specs on the optional charger and correct me if I am wrong, but they do not recommend using the charger that comes with the non fire kindles. (?)
I ordered the fire hd yesterday thinking I would use my kindle keyboard charger but after reading the o/p and checking the link I canceled my original order and reordered with the charger.
They are assuming that people that order these new units are current kindle owners by the wording in there product descriptions, but for some that will not be the case.
Looks like the fire hd charger is backwards compatible to all (?) kindles but the reverse is not so.