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Old 08-07-2011, 10:43 AM   #1
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Question Kindle 3G w/SO - USB Charger?

I bought the Kindle 3G with Special Offers when it was on sale at Best Buy. On the Kindle Amazon page, it says that:
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Kindle ships with a U.S. power adapter and a micro-USB cable for charging your Kindle from a computer USB port.
I could only find the power adapter in the box. Can anyone confirm whether the SO Kindle is supposed to include the micro-USB cable? I really wanted to be able to side load my books.

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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I bought the Kindle 3G with Special Offers when it was on sale at Best Buy. On the Kindle Amazon page, it says that:

I could only find the power adapter in the box. Can anyone confirm whether the SO Kindle is supposed to include the micro-USB cable? I really wanted to be able to side load my books.

Thank you!
yes they come with both. call kindle customer support and explain, they'll most likely send you one at no charge.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:49 AM   #3
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Nevermind. I was just looking at the pictures on Amazon and saw that the USB detaches from the outlet plug. Very clever! I never saw anything like that before and it never occurred to me to pull that apart.

Sorry for bothering you all about that.
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yes they come with both. call kindle customer support and explain, they'll most likely send you one at no charge.
Was yours two separate cables?
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:31 AM   #5
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I think that since the K3 came out, Amazon has been shipping with the one, dual purpose cord. Some of the smart phones now come with the same type of pull apart cord as well. Definitely clever.

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You should have one USB A/C charger with the A/C plug on one end and standard USB port on the other, and one USB cable with a standard USB on one end and a micro-USB on the other. You can use the cable by itself to connect your Kindle to a PC or Mac, or you can use the cable plus the charger to rapid charge the Kindle.
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Was yours two separate cables?
no, it was not 2 cables, but 2 parts:

1. a usb 'a' to micro usb cable
2. a wall plugin with a usb socket
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:05 PM   #8
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no, it was not 2 cables, but 2 parts:

1. a usb 'a' to micro usb cable
2. a wall plugin with a usb socket
Yes, here is the link to the photo a customer posted on Amazon:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y6QIezK6L.jpg
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I think that since the K3 came out, Amazon has been shipping with the one, dual purpose cord. Some of the smart phones now come with the same type of pull apart cord as well. Definitely clever.

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My K2 was this way too. Actually, most of my electronics that use a USB cable are this way. The K3 cable is ridiculously cheap feeling compared to the quality K2 one.
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This has tripped quite a few people up. I'd think this scenario could easily be avoided by shipping the usb cable unplugged from the AC adapter. That way everyone sees both pieces of the puzzle from the get-go. Easy-peasy. But that's probably too simple.
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The K3 cable is ridiculously cheap feeling compared to the quality K2 one.
I'll say. It's too hard and stiff; and even worse, it's white! For traveling, I use the charger and cable that came with my Kodak PlaySport.
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