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296 of 312 people found the following review helpful
Kensington makes excellent products. This Powerbolt Duo car charger is no exception. This Kensington car charger is good for charging the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle Fire, and it comes with a micro USB cable for the Fire, but it costs $30.

The Kindle Fire requires an electrical charging current of 1.8 A (1800 mA), so only chargers meeting current output of more than 1.8 A can charge it in reasonable amount of time. Many chargers on the market have output current of 2.1A. Make sure you see this specification on the product page. Kensington, Skiva, and Scosche all make car chargers that meet the 2.1 A requirement but are much more expensive.

The least expensive is by AmazonBasics, under $10.

AmazonBasics 2-Port USB Car Charger with 2.1 Amp Output (Black)

You also need a micro USB cable (for charging and data transfer):

AmazonBasics USB Cable - 2.0 A Male to Micro B (6 Feet / 1.8 Meters), $6

This is the kind of cable (USB 2.0 on one end and micro USB on the other) that some reviewers were saying that Amazon should have included in the Fire box. It is used for charging if the connection is between the Fire and a USB charger, or copying files from your computer to the Fire and vice versa, if the connection is between the Fire and your computer.

This charger has two USB ports that share the 2100 mA output, so if you want fast charging, use just one port to charge the Fire/iPad, and leave the other not used by anything else.

This combo costs $16, about half the cost of the Kensignton.

I would only recommend the Kensington if you want to charge the Fire or iPad AND another USB device that consumes less than 1.0 A SIMULTANEOUSLY and don't want to sacrifice charging time. Physically, the Kensington is smaller and also well-made.
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68 of 69 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2011
The other two reviews don't say much of anything other than negative stuff so I am going to tell you about the good stuff. I ordered this for my first Kindle. No it is not black like the picture or at least mine is not. Mine is white. It does work nicely when I have been in a crunch to charge my Kindle while traveling in the car. No it's nothing fancy that needs to cost a ton of money! Amazon has provided a good product for charging the Kindle. I hope this helps anyone they may want to purchase. It really does work!
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2011
Love this charger. Now I don't have to worry about not being able to charge up my Kindle Fire. This fits any standard car plug (former cigarettte lighter) and it even piggy backs a similar product since the plug has two ports.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on June 10, 2012
With my Kindle Fire, the more I learn how to use its extensive capabilities, the more I find use for a package of accessories, like the USB connector. I have transferred files from my laptop in a flash. Then there is the car recharger. Now I can go anywhere and keep my Fire ready for reading ebooks or for checking email as well as the entire web. Good accessories. I also recommend a good quality cover to protect the glass in a Fire or any other portable device, and on the Fire, earbuds bring the music or the sound in a movie to you clearly without disturbing others.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2012
THE ITEM WAS JUST AS PROMISED. IT WORKS WELL. IT COMES WITH THE USB CORD AS WELL AS CIG LIGHTER ADAPTER.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2011
The price was right, the product is good and the delivery time was great. I have been very please with all of the things I have purchased from Amazon.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 21, 2011
Great product for those of us who have more toys than outlets. It works for many other products such as the iPhone.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 12, 2012
This plug in and cord for my kindle works great, and allows me to plug in my cell phone or GPS at the same time, so I don't have to go back and forth with them. It's compact and doesn't stick out too far, which is ideal in my car 'cause I don't have a lot of space near my plug in.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2012
This is a very handy device which can charge either or both of my Kindles. Just be sure to use when the vehicle is running (and not with the garage door closed) so as not to run the vehicle battery down.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2012
Great charger allows me to charge my kindle fire and my smart phone at the same time using just one charging port
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