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Initial post: Dec 3, 2012 1:34:11 PM PST
My parents are getting both of my older kids the $69 Kindles for Christmas. Does that version come preloaded with anything? Are the any games (free cell, card games, etc) on it? My mom wanted to 'buy' a book to put on each of their kindles. Can she do that? They do not have wifi at home or work. We do at our house, but we will be spending Christmas with my parents.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 1:48:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 1:55:12 PM PST
Jo Ellen, None of the Kindles come pre-loaded with anything other than a users manual and a dictionary.

The Kindles need wi-fi to register them and download books unless you side load them from a laptop or desktop using a USB cable.

ETA: Make sure your mother gets one of these for each Kindle. Kindle US Power Adapter (Not included with Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, or Kindle Touch)

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 1:50:13 PM PST
I believe the only thing preloaded is a dictionary. As far as buying books, the Kindles all have to be associated with an Amazon account. The Kindle can then only access books that are associated with that account, so it really is not possible to put a book on the Kindle unless you have buy it from an account that will be used by that Kindle after they open the gift.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 1:56:22 PM PST
They could wrap up the unopened Kindles, and include an Amazon gift card. Then when you get home, you can set up an Amazon account, register the Kindles to it, apply the gift cards, and begin choosing books.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 2:01:59 PM PST
Fud53 says:
The kindles you refer to are not very good at being used for games...very rudimentary and likely not to please a kid...you don't mention age, but if they think they'll use them for gaming they're in for a rude awakening...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 2:08:49 PM PST
MommaCat says:
One option you have is to go somewhere to borrow wifi, like a fast food place or cell phone store, etc. Most places don't mind if you sit in their parking lot. They do it all the time where I live.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 4:18:24 PM PST
Shabuboy says:
It comes with a USB cable, so if you have any power adapter that has a usb port, such as most smartphones these days, there is no need to spend $19.99 on a power adapter.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 4:59:06 PM PST
P. M. H. says:
The power adapter cost $9.99 when bought with a Kindle. Much easier to charge with the adapter.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 5:17:28 PM PST
MommaCat says:
And faster, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 5:38:13 PM PST
Sarida says:
What a nice grandmother!

I would suggest that she buy each child a gift card and they can pick out their own book. You will want them registered to your Amazon account so you can monitor and supervise their purchases.

I just read the other responses: what Folinlalala's Red Badge DuNöel said :)

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 6:17:08 AM PST
Thanks!! We really don't want games on there. I was just curious to know if games came on it. All we really want is a e-book reader. I will put books on their kindles once we get home and I have access to my account. Hopefully my parents can purchase the kindles and have them delivered by Christmas. We were looking at the small tablets, but I didn't want them to have access to the internet to play games, etc. We don't have a gaming system or anything at home. Just one tv in the den and a small one in our bedroom and 2 computer (the one the kids use is in the den).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 6:19:22 AM PST
I would make the suggestion that you open a separate Amazon account for the kids' Kindle books, and register the devices to that.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 6:28:17 AM PST
MommaCat says:
No problem getting the basic kindle by xmas. They can have as soon as tomorrow!

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 6:40:58 AM PST
LadyH95 says:
You just need the WiFi once to complete the registration process. After that, you can purchse books on your computer and transfer it via USB. Full instructions can be found at http://www.amazon.com/kindletransfer
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