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Old 09-30-2010, 03:48 AM   #1
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Kindle DXG power adapter and case question

Hi,
I am planning to order a Kindle DXG(US plug/adapter). It will be hand-carried to the UK (UK plug) and then to Greece (EU plug).

I'd like to charge it and test it while I am in the UK. I also need a sturdy cover to transport it with. I am thinking of ordering the official Kindle cover (expensive though) + the clip thingy for protection. Are there any other options for the new DXG size Kindle?

For plug adapter and charging - I have a Linux netbook. I cannot run the Kindle app, but can I charge the device from the netbook USB?

Also, can I just buy a Universal Plug adapter (with surge protector - for about $5) or should I buy the official Amazon Kindle DX plug ($20) for the EU?
Has anyone just used a non-Amazon plug adapter to convert US to EU plug?

Thanks for any assistance!
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For plug adapter and charging - I have a Linux netbook. I cannot run the Kindle app, but can I charge the device from the netbook USB?

Also, can I just buy a Universal Plug adapter (with surge protector - for about $5) or should I buy the official Amazon Kindle DX plug ($20) for the EU?
Has anyone just used a non-Amazon plug adapter to convert US to EU plug?

Thanks for any assistance!
You can charge the Kindle from your netbook.

In fact, any USB charger will work.
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you might try the Oberon covers. yes, a bit pricey, but sturdy, and quite worth it!
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Thanks for the advice on chargers. I looked at the Oberon covers, they are atractive but do not specify DXG (ony DX) and I do not think the models are identical?
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The DX and DXG are the same size. I have an Oberon cover for my DXG. It is sturdy and gorgeous.
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The Kindle app for your computer is to actually read Kindle books. It doesn't talk to a real Kindle at all and actually appears as a whole extra device in your Kindle management page. You don't need it.

All the USB port is used for is to transfer files as it appears a standard USB mass storage device and to charge it. You can charge it from any decent USB charger or from a computer. You don't specifically need the Amazon charger but if you do want to use it then you can use it anywhere in the world with a plug adapter as it is capable of working from 110V or 220V.
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Thanks - the info/advice helps alot!
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