I never wrote a review for this I think I have had it about 4-5 years now, and for 1 year when the battery was dead, I couldn't find the cord. When I did find it, I wasn't sure everything would go as planned, but it charged, and it was as good as new. I love this reader - the adjustable light and size of the font. I also discovered I could update the Kindle, which was needed. SUCH a great present for myself.