It can be used to charge anything that you have a USB charging cable for, I think. The Kindle has a micro usb port, there is no cable with the charger it comes with the Kindle.
posted: Jun. 1, 2013 @ 10:28p
Thanks. Just to be sure, it won't fry whatever came with a .5A or .7A charger?
posted: Jun. 1, 2013 @ 10:28p
why is this hot? you can simply plug into your computer and charge....
posted: Jun. 1, 2013 @ 10:31p
- because this is $15 cheaper than the regular price - because you don't need access to a computer to use this - because this will charge faster than a computer connection
posted: Jun. 2, 2013 @ 12:00a
workstation said: Staples has kindle powerfast on sale for $10.00 (in store), find 50% Amazon eReader Accessories coupon 45027. it will be $5.0
Do you know if I can print the coupon somehow and get it at the store?
posted: Jun. 2, 2013 @ 12:24a
Does it charge faster than a white Kindle power cord with plug (like the ones given with older gen Kindle)?
posted: Jun. 2, 2013 @ 12:36a
Schmungy said: Does it charge faster than a white Kindle power cord with plug (like the ones given with older gen Kindle)?* Official Amazon 9W, 1.8A adapter charges Kindle Fire HD 8.9" in under 5 hours, Kindle Fire HD 7" in under 4 hours, and Kindle Fire in under 3 hours * Optimized for Kindle tablets: PowerFast is a 9W charger and will charge your Kindle tablets faster than the white 5W Kindle charger will. (Note Kindle e-readers will charge at the same rate regardless of if you use a 5W or 9W charger)
posted: Jun. 2, 2013 @ 12:41a
Thank you! Very clear.
posted: Jun. 2, 2013 @ 1:03a
I love your reasons. aarzi said: - because this is $15 cheaper than the regular price - because you don't need access to a computer to use this - because this will charge faster than a computer connection
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posted: Jun. 2, 2013 @ 1:06a
Because I can use this to power a RasPi and the kids took mine for their Kindle Fire's
Worked fine at my local Staples, but one caveat. Because of the way that the built in discount is handled internally to Staples, these adapters are considered to have a $ off coupon built into them. So yes, it does work fine with the 50% off coupon provided, you won't be able to use these in any part to reach for a $5/$25 $10/$50 coupon. I had tried using these as filler and failed because of this.
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posted: Jun. 2, 2013 @ 11:33a
aarzi said: Thanks. Just to be sure, it won't fry whatever came with a .5A or .7A charger?
Think of amps as like a water reservoir. You need to supply at least as much as the device draws, in this case while charging. Any excess amperage capacity is just leftover and unused. Using the same water analogy, voltage is like water pressure. Too little, and your device won't function. Too much, and the pipe, or in this case electrical device, bursts.
posted: Jun. 2, 2013 @ 2:40p
Anyone successful in using the $10/$50 coupon today?
posted: Jun. 2, 2013 @ 5:35p
Got one for $5 in Ventura County. I had $5.00 left in a reward voucher so it $0.00out of pocket. Thanks OP
posted: Jun. 2, 2013 @ 5:47p
Went to 3 Staples; used the coupon with absolutely no issues at all 3. Had a few small items in with the purchase, one clerk said that is some awesome coupon, what a deal.
posted: Jun. 2, 2013 @ 7:02p
aarzi said: - because this is $15 cheaper than the regular price - because you don't need access to a computer to use this - because this will charge faster than a computer connection
It also has a nice fold-in prong design, which is good for not scratching up your stuff when traveling. This design is fairly unusual among USB chargers, so $5 is a pretty good price if this design is of value to you.
posted: Jun. 3, 2013 @ 12:35a
I've been thinking about getting one of these chargers for my new Kindle Fire HD. And since I could get one for only $4.99 plus tax, there were no more excuses not to. Thanks very much OP.
What was odd at the store today was there was no indication at all on the display rack that the charger was even on sale this week for $9.99. But I took it up to the cashier, and the 50% off Amazon eReader Accessories "expired" coupon worked like a charm.
(As an aside: what a weird practice of Staples to allow their coupons to be used a couple days after the expiration date. Why not just print the coupons with the true expiration date to begin with?)
If it's really good for 2 extra days, I'm tempted to take that coupon and look at those overpriced Kindle cases tomorrow...
posted: Jun. 3, 2013 @ 4:21p
Got one of those overpriced Kindle cases for $11 with the coupon
posted: Jun. 3, 2013 @ 8:03p
nomdeplume said: Got one of those overpriced Kindle cases for $11 with the coupon
Same here... already have a Moko slim case but could not resist to upgrade to real leather case at this price. No issues with the coupon.
On my way home, stopped by another Staples and grabbed the adapter as well. I use iPad charger to charge Kindle HD so don't really need another one but could not resist getting a spare for $5. Again, coupon went through with no questions asked.
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posted: Jun. 5, 2013 @ 7:47a
Went to the local Staples on Monday and they asked me if I wanted to buy more than one. I ended up buying two on the same receipt and the coupon worked for both of them.
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