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Amazon 1st Generation Kindle Replacement USB Cable

2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

  • Connects Amazon 1st Generation Kindle to USB-ready computer or USB hub
  • USB 2.0 compliant
  • 5 foot length
  • Molded-strain relief

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 2.8 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000I6N6M0
  • Item model number: A00500
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 19, 2007
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Product Description

The Amazon Kindle 1 USB Cable connects a computer or USB hub to an Amazon Kindle 1 or other portable device with an A Plug, 5-Pin, Mini-B connection. It has 26-gauge power wire construction, molded-strain relief construction for flexible movement, durability, and fit, gold-plated copper contacts for premium conductivity, and aluminum undermold shielding to cut cross talk and interference. Meanwhile, brand-and-foil shield protection reduces electromagnetic and radio frequency interference. Kindle cannot be charged via usb cable.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Older cable insulation just disintegrated September 16, 2010
The original cable supplied with the Amazon Kindle was manufactured with totally inferior outer insulation. This cable should be better but the original cable's outer, white insulation simply disintegrated and falls off in little pieces. I've never seen a wire insulation do that before in my entire life. This has got to be a China thing. Good grief.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For those that say it "didn't fit your kindle" .... April 1, 2011
By Gregory
Then you do not have a "FIRST Generation Kindle"!
The original kindle takes this cable (The larger plug kind), while later Kindles take the smaller plug.
If you aren't sure which you are, if you do not have the silver side navigation tool, you are NOT the First Generation Kindle, and this cable will not work for you.
For those with the actual First Gen Kindle - this IS the cable that you need; the smaller cable for the newer Kindles will NOT work for you :-)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars USB Cable April 18, 2009
Nice product to have if you don't have service in your area, just plug in,buy books , and it downloads them from your home computer
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars powering your Kindle May 6, 2011
Verified Purchase
I bought the USB cord for my Kindle from Amazon just before going on a long cruise. Luckily I had extra time because I bought the wrong one - not easy to determine what it is you actually need for the model you have. (I couldn't find anything on my Kindle that told me what model it is.) The good news was that Amazon's return procedure made returning the incorrect cord very easy (boxed it back up and it was picked up at my door at no charge), and the correct one came quickly as usual. The coating on the original cord suddenly started to disintegrate; I have no idea why. The new one works well, charges the Kindle for a long time and is light weight and easy to take along on a trip. So far I see no sign of it deteriorating, but it has only been about two months. If you turn off the connection to the Internet, the battery on the Kindle holds a charge for a long time, and it recharges fairly quickly. I love the Kindle and read a lot of books while on our trip. Keeping it charged was not a problem.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Different cables for my Kindle. August 25, 2010
Verified Purchase
This didn't work on my Kindle, gave it to a friend and it worked great on his. I would think all Kindles would use the same chargers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars USB end is not correct connector October 6, 2010
Verified Purchase
I ordered this replacement cable because my first one got garbled up by the vacuum cleaner. Unfortunately, the replacement cable for the 1st generation Kindle does not have the correct USB connector to fit my Kindle. I plan on returning it and trying to go to some stores that carry Kindles so that I can match up the USB end with my Kindle and make sure it fits. What a drag!! Are there really two types of 1st generation Kindle USB cables?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A much-needed accessory to my Kindle March 17, 2009
Verified Purchase
When a good friend gave me her Kindle Ebook reader to take to the hospital for my kidney transplant, I was overjoyed, as I had wanted a Kindle ever since they came out. However, I wanted to load books not found on the Kindle site, and the cord had been lost. Thus, this USB cable allows me to download books from other Ebook sites, and in French, and transfer them to my Kindle. I wouldn't be without this cable for my Kindle!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cord disintegrates!!!! August 2, 2011
I just called customer service who told me that the reason my cord (which has been kept in a drawer with other chargers cords that I have)has just FALLEN APART is because I have not used it in 6 months!!! Yes, that's right, she told me that if I had electricity passing through the cord within that six months that the cord would not have disintegrated and electrocuted me!!! SERIOUSLY!?!?!?! And oh, by the way, your warranty is up, so pay another $10 for an inferior cord that apparently needs an electric current to keep the plastic around the cord from CRUMBLING & FALLING OFF!!! PIECE OF CRAP, but what choice do I have to charge the overpriced Kindle I bought in 2009???????
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars works
it works like it is supposed to and so far the cats have left the cable alone, so it still works
Published on February 23, 2013 by Buffrin
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have to your Kindle
What can you say about a cable? It's great? Well of course it's a must have and it's a nice white cable!!!!
Published on December 23, 2012 by L. W.
1.0 out of 5 stars Never could get it to work!
I've purchased THREE of these, and none of them have worked properly - each time Customer Service has told me it's something else wrong - either my system is too old (possible, but... Read more
Published on December 15, 2012 by Abbey
1.0 out of 5 stars Hazardous ??
The kindle cable disintegrated. The insulation has literally crumbled off the cord and I am left with a bare wire. I have NEVER seen such poor workmanship in any product, EVER. Read more
Published on May 12, 2012 by Must Qalander
2.0 out of 5 stars disintegrating cable for kindle
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Published on March 11, 2012 by mary
1.0 out of 5 stars cable looks like a pack of mice got at it!
This is the worst piece of junk ever. Amazon needs to do some serious product control here. The white
protective covering looks like mice have gotten at it. Read more
Published on February 13, 2012 by Gloria
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle USB cable.
If your Kindle is wireless, you don't need this. Also, I believe the statement that the Kindle cannot be charged via the USB cable is misleading. Read more
Published on November 15, 2011 by Roadshopper
5.0 out of 5 stars Just What I Wanted!
This item was just what I wanted, and it had a great price. It works just as I hoped for, and it's a great addition to me Kindle experience.
Published on October 4, 2011 by Mike Copeland
2.0 out of 5 stars hope the replacement holds up better than the original
My USB cable for my kindle has literally self-destructed. It is falling apart in little tiny pieces-leaving the cable that it insulates and protects exposed. Read more
Published on August 19, 2011 by grammytk
1.0 out of 5 stars Be careful to inspect the cable type before you buy!
This is NOT the cable you think it is! Make sure to get a closer view of what the ends of this cable look like. The differences are very subtle.
Published on August 14, 2011 by danielhall66
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