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The Fire has a very simplified design that includes a mere two ports and one button—all found on the bottom of the device.

The first port is a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, but the volume must be controlled from inside each app, as there are no external volume buttons.

The port in the middle is a Micro-USB port for connecting the Fire to your computer. The Fire can also charge its battery when plugged into a computer, though it will take longer than charging directly from the AC outlet.

The only button on this tablet is a power button, located on the bottom of the Fire right next to the ports.

The Kindle Fire has a similar port configuration as the iPad 2, utilizing only a single port for data transfer and charging.

The Fire's dimensions are 7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45". Compared to the iPad 2 whose dimensions are 9.5" x 7.3" x 0.34", the Fire looks a little like a chew-toy for the much larger iPad 2.