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Old 05-18-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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Wall chargers

My mother isn't happy with the lack of a wall charger. I posted at Teleread about this and someone suggested a 'USB to wall' charger. My contact at Kobo confirmed that this device should work fine with the Kobo and that Blackberry (among others) has them. He said I could get one at The Source for about $20. Has anyone tried such a thing? I want to be sure it will work before I sic it on Mom the tech-phobe
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:49 PM   #2
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I had such chargers come with my Cybook and EZReader, as well as a couple of other gadgets (my Palm Pre, my Bluetooth headphones and my Jawbone). I also bought one for my sister to use with her Sansa Clip mp3 player. I think I got it from Amazon for a few dollars. Seriously, $20 is a lot! I mix and match them all the time, except for the Pre, as I was told that was not a good idea. I use the Pre charger for other stuff, though.

ETA: Here is the charger.

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Old 05-18-2010, 06:53 PM   #3
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:55 PM   #4
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I used a simple usb cable to a usb/ac adapter last night and it charged fine.

I was reading in bed and battery died, I didn't feel like coming out to living room to plug into my computer to charge, but wanted it charged to read today, so I just plugged it into my usb cable i had plugged in there to charge my phone.

All you need is the ac adaptor then you can just plug the usb cable into it.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/travelpower/9124/

Something like that can work, I think I got mine at an electronics surplus store here in Toronto for about 3$
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:43 PM   #5
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Check that you don't have a cell phone with a mini-usb wallcharger. My motorola wall charger works fine....I haven't used it yet but my phone charger for the car has the connection so the Kobo could charged in my car as well.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:16 PM   #6
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I bought a compact USB charger at The Source for $17.50. It charges two devices at the same time.

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/produ...roduct=1411926

If the cheap ones work, great. I hope they are UL/CSA approved.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:02 PM   #7
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I use my iPhone charger and it works great. It takes the same amount of time to charge as my computer.
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