When I received my Kindle through Amazon.com, (I live in The Netherlands), I usually recharged it, through my PC, using the USB-cable. This took far too long! While I searched the Internet, to find an appropriate charger to buy, in The Netherlands, for my Kindle, I couldn't find one, which was quite affordable. But this charger from Gomadic is really good quality, for a great price. Now my Kindle is recharged in about 2 hours! And with the additional plugs, you can recharge your Kindle almost everywhere!