Charging and loading a Kindle abroad
August 19, 2012 12:32 PM Subscribe
US Kindle usable in UK/Europe? How to charge and how to load books?
posted by jvilter to travel & transportation (10 answers total)
My son is getting ready to leave for a three month study abroad program in the UK. He'll spend most of his time there and then have a couple of weeks at the end to tour around - we don't know where he'll be going yet, but I think it's safe to assume that he'll want to spend some time on the continent.
He has a Kindle and wants to be able to use it while he's away. I need to know if one of the generic adaptor/converter things will work for it or do we need to buy the Amazon-sold UK
thingies for it?
I suppose he can just charge it through his laptop too, although I think that takes longer. Also, he won't have the laptop with him when he is touring around for his final 2 weeks.
Also, we he be able to use our joint Amazon account to add new books to it? If I buy a book for him here, will it magically show up on his Kindle there?