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4.0 out of 5 stars Compatible with both Kindle 2 and 3 and..., September 9, 2010
This review is from: Amazon Kindle Replacement USB Cable, White (Works with Kindle Fire, Touch, Keyboard, DX, and Kindle) (Accessory)
There's nothing wrong with this cable except...

It happens to be a generic "USB Type A/Micro-B" cable which means that, if you shop around you are going to see a lot of price competition. At Amazon search for "micro-b usb" under either "Kindle Store" or "Electronics" or, try "kindle cable" under "Electronics", then decide. I just ordered one for one penny plus 2.97 for shipping myself.

If you go 'generic' make sure that at you get one with "USB Type A" and "USB Micro-B" connectors (both male).
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Initial post: Dec 7, 2010 7:53:23 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2010 7:56:13 PM PST
Kamal says:
Product ID:5457 USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 5pin Male 28/24AWG Cable w/ Ferrite Core - (Gold Plated) - 3ft

I think one of those will do the trick. I just experienced the "shedding usb cable" problem others are having with this Amazon usb cable. I just ordered one of the above for a little under $3 shipped from monoprice.com.

Posted on Jan 17, 2011 7:11:40 PM PST
Thanks! I tried to connect with a standard USB micro cable before (the one that came with my BlackBerry) and for some reason it didn't seem to work although the plug fit. I was already sending bad thoughts Amazon's way for requiring a proprietary cable that happens to match a standard USB cable, but after reading this review I decided to try again, and it works like a charm!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2011 7:14:02 AM PST
I would have never known to try this. Thanks - saved me money!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2011 8:08:31 AM PDT
A. T. Reid says:
Thanks for this tip...It saved me $15.99 + shipping for a used one

Posted on Mar 21, 2011 11:14:32 PM PDT
Dandelion says:
Thanks to you and Kamal for taking the time to post this very useful info!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2011 12:07:42 PM PDT
This post was very, very helpful. The prong was bent on my Kindle cable and I did NOT want to pay $20 for a replacement, plus shipping. I have a BlackBerry

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2011 12:10:53 PM PDT
This is most helpful information! I cringed at the thought of paying $20 for a replacement Kindle cable plus shipping. I read this post, immediately plugged my BlackBerry wall cable in and Voila! Worked with no problem! You guys rock :~)!

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2011 6:18:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 24, 2011 6:18:42 AM PDT
TexasPQ says:
thank you so much! My sister's cable got mangled in the hospital during her stay. I ordered from monoprice.com and will receive the cable in 2 days for $3.08!

Posted on Jul 19, 2011 9:31:41 AM PDT
Scooby says:
Thanks for the info! Luckily, the Proprietary Adapter Gods have smiled upon me and I found stored away an old Nokia device cable (type CA-101) that works with my Kindle 2 and the usb/wall outlet dongle. Love my Kindle, but thumbs down to Amazon for the poor cable design.

Posted on Aug 12, 2011 3:44:05 PM PDT
This is the most helpful review I've ever read. Thank you so much for taking to time to tell us.

I received my first Kindle today, only to discover I can't download any books without a cable. No Wi-Fi networks are available...or some such rot. I can't stand it when I buy a product only to discover that I need to buy something else just to make it functional. Kindle should include the damn cable and charge a couple bucks more. Now Amazon wants $10 for the USB cable and another $7 to ship it? What a crock!

Thank you again.
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