Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Warning: your kindle cord may disintegrate

One day I pulled my kindle USB/power cord from its resting place on the shelf. I noticed a couple cracks but didn't think much about it. So after I used it I left the cord laying on the floor near my couch.

A week later, the USB cord was left untouched but I picked it up to find it started to fall apart in my hand. It was all cracked and I immediately freaked out because it looked like a dog chewed on it and that really scared me because I don't have a dog.

Fast forward three more weeks and my USB cord looks like the picture above.

Naturally, I googled around and saw this was not a unique situation to me. Apparently the Kindle 2nd Generation (I don't know about other versions) USB cord is faulty and will disintegrate over time. Ugh, talk about no quality assurance from amazon.

Anyway, I'm not even going to bother complaining to amazon. I'm just going to buy another cord - Oriongadgets Sync & Charge USB Cable for Amazon Kindle 2 for $0.01 from, surprise, surprise - amazon. Hey, you can't beat that price and the customer feedback is pretty good.

So, this is just a heads up to fellow kindle 2 users... this might happen to you... don't blame the dog, the cord just sucks.


  1. Dude, I thought it was just me being careless! I barely unravel it because i didn't want it to fall apart anymore. Thanks for the post!

  2. The same thing hapopened to me. The plastic casing began to crumble at an amazing pace, now it is dangerous to use and I will have to order another one.

  3. The very same thing happened to me! I couldnt imagine! Better order a new one! Funny, didnt affect my hubby's yet....


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