Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi (Previous Generation - 1st),-R
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I think this is a design flaw with the Kindle Fire and a improper fit with their choice of connection with the charger plug. I purchased another set of Kindle chargers (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006QOM1GK/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00) for the home and vehicle and those won't work either, It does nothing at all, like there isn't anything plugged in (no power) so that was wasted money. I will say that the additional charger I purchased was a snug fit it just wouldn't work. I am very unhappy with this design flaw because I'm a avid reader...I read atleast 4 to 5 books a week so the Kindle is important to me and if it can't properly charge it's considered a waste of money. I also own the Kindle Keyboard and absolutely LOVED it...the only flaw...it wasn't in color. If I can't find a alternative charger that will work for the Fire I will retire it and go back to either my Kindle Keyboard or look at other alternatives for a color reading tablet.
I would also suggest that Amazon make the charger cords longer than current length for the Fire. It would be nice to have a longer cord so when your sitting in an airport you can charge and read the Kindle Fire without having to stoop over because the cord is to short from wall plug to Kindle charger outlet.
So I once again called support. Now don't get me wrong, they are very apologetic and say all the right words in order to make you feel like they want to help you out. But after 20+ years of being in sales I can tell when someone is blowing smoke. The most they will do is ship another refurbished product out to me. I even asked if I could pay the difference between what the Fire is selling for now (159.00 and I paid 199.00 8 months ago) and get the HD, but I was told there was NO way the computers would allow that. I have no confidence that the next Fire I get will be any better, but I did have to hear again how the refurbishing process is just like the making of a new product (um not from what I can see).
So with that said; I will NOT be purchasing the new HD for my son for Christmas like he wanted. I will go with another product that perhaps will work better than the Fire, and last longer than 8 months. With all the tablets on the market today and the fact that NO ONE had a disposable income any longer I would highly suggest doing your homework before purchasing this product..
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