If you’re looking for a highly protective case or sleeve for your new Kindle, we prepared a list of the best accessories on the market.
Most of the cases can be bought on Amazon (there is no need to register to another service), but there are some really good cases, which are available only on the websites of their producers. You’ll also find them in this overview.
The list includes cases for this year’s new Kindle models: Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD 7″. So far, no heavy-duty cases were developed for Kindle Fire HD 8.9″.
When it comes to dimensions, double-check if you’re buying the cover for the right Kindle model. Sleeves are more universal. As Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are smaller than Kindle Touch, any sleeve which fits the last one should also fit the others. Some producers include even in the description: “for Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, Kindle Touch.”
Be careful with Kindle Fire. There are two 7-inch Kindle Fires: the one introduced last year (usually called Kindle Fire), and this year’s Kindle Fire HD (which usually comes as Kindle Fire HD 7″ – in order to differentiate from Kindle Fire HD 8.9″).
For further reference, check the chart with the dimensions of the most popular models of e-readers.
If you know of any heavy-duty cases we haven’t mentioned below, please share a link in the comments.
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20+ heavy-duty Kindle covers, cases and sleeves
Timbuk2 Kindle Ballistic Envelope Sleeve with 360 degree protection. This Kindle sleeve may be skinny, but it doesn’t skimp on protection. Its high-density foam and a scratch-resistant Tricot liner keep your Kindle safe and sound. Layer on Timbuk2′s classic three panel design in pop colors and you’ve got yourself a super safe reading party! Available in 5 colors: Black, Grey, Red, Indie Plaid, Lola Floral. ⇢ Amazon: Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Touch – $25, Kindle Fire – $25, Kindle Fire HD 7″ – $25.
Proporta Kindle BeachBuoy Waterproof Case. The Proporta Beachbuoy is a 100% Waterproof Case for the Amazon Kindle Keyboard, but it will also fit other devices up to 220 x 145mm. It is waterproof up to 5 metres (16ft) and conforms to the British Standards Institute IP57 and IP58 levels. The case is easy to seal and has a transparent front and back, which allows full operation of your Amazon Kindle Keyboard. Ideal for travel and holidays, includes neck strap. ⇢ Proporta – $26.95.
Belkin Grip Sleeve for Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, and Kindle Touch. Made of lightweight, durable neoprene and silicone, the Grip Sleeve’s unique layering of materials gives you enhanced protection from scratches and dings. There’s an additional reinforced panel to further protect your device screen. Reinforced panel protects screen. Soft inner lining. Secure closure. Hand-washable with mild soap and water. Available colors: Black, Pink, Infinity Pool. ⇢ Amazon – $24.99.
Incipio Denver Padded Nylon Kindle Sleeve. Cushion your tablet with a soft, non-abrasive lining. Quilted finish and slim-fit. Close seamed zipper form. Available in 3 colors: Black, Dark Grey, White. ⇢ Incipio: Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, Kindle Touch – $29.99, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD 7″ – $29.99.
Marware Jurni Kindle Case Cover. A durable zippered cover that provides 360° protection to your device at all times. Zippered closure for added security and protection at all times. Interior hand strap improves one-handed reading. Exterior zippered pocket stores small personal items such as IDs, cash or credit cards. Durable nylon and soft fabric exterior with soft microsuede lining guards against scratches and mild impact. Fits Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, and Kindle Touch. Available in 5 colors: Red, Pink, Blue, Black, Beige. ⇢ Amazon – $24.99.
Marware SportGrip Silicone Skin Case for Kindle Touch. Ergonomic, impact-resistant silicone cover that fits your Kindle Touch perfectly and improves grip. High-grade silicone precision-molded to fit perfectly around your device. Enhanced front, back, edge and corner protection against scratches and mild impact without adding significant bulk. ⇢ Amazon – $6.99.
Belkin Portfolio Sleeve Case. A secure, stylish way to protect your Kindle, with space to hold small notes or receipts. A dual-zipper closure helps to keep things organized when you’re on the go. Made from durable neoprene with strong black-on-black monochromatic accents. A soft inner lining adds an extra layer of protection to guard your device from scratches and dings. Fits Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, and Kindle Touch. ⇢ Amazon – $14.99.
Case Logic KNEO-201 Neoprene Sleeve Case. This most streamlined of sleeves allows you to carry just the essentials-your Kindle in the main compartment and your power adapter in the external Power Pocket. Its slim lines create a perfect option to pack into another bag. Padded protection keeps hardware and delicate screen safe. Fits Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, and Kindle Touch. ⇢ Amazon – $14.48.
Timbuk2 Kindle & Kindle Paperwhite Reading Jacket. Jacket style with ultra-durable ballistic nylon. Magnetic closure makes opening and closing a breeze. Front flap folds back into jacket beast mode whilst e-reading. Luxurious faux fur lining to keep your electronics cozy. Premium corner straps keep the device in place. Fits Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Touch. ⇢ Amazon – $29.99.
Timbuk2 Dinner Jacket for Kindle with Viewing Stand and Hand Strap. High density foam and seam construction for better impact absorption. Scratch-resistant Tricot lining to keep your electronics cozy. Fine weave ballistic with the Timbuk2 color and durability you would expect. Available in two colors: Red, Lola Floral. Fits Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, Kindle Touch. ⇢ Amazon – $35.
Griffin Jumper for Kindle, Kindle Fire and other devices with screen measuring up to 7″ diagonally. This tough, fabric-covered neoprene sleeve with a soft fleece lining is designed to protect against dust, dirt, scratches and fingerprints. The top flips closed like an envelope for 100 percent coverage. The whole thing is slim enough to fit easily into your bag, backpack, or briefcase, and tough enough to protect your eReader from just about anything it might find in there. ⇢ Griffin – $24.99.
BUILT Kindle Slim Folio Case. Ideal case for the fashionable Kindle user. This slim folio case features four inside mesh corners that hold your kindle securely in place yet don’t obstruct the screen or direct access to all ports and buttons. The inner lining is soft against the Kindle screen and will not scratch. Perfect for traveling with your Kindle anywhere and everywhere. From briefcases to backpacks and everything in between – your Kindle is secure! Fits Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, and Kindle Touch. Four colors to choose from: Black, Dots, Vine, Lush Flower. ⇢ Amazon – $34.99.
Proporta Aquapac Amazon Kindle 4 Waterproof Case. Suitable for your Amazon Kindle 4 and other devices measuring up to 210 x 135 mm (8.5 x 5.5″), the Aquapac case is fully waterproof to a depth of 5 metres (15 feet). It is also salt-water and UV (sunlight) resistant, this case will keep devices clean and dry in any conditions, the Aquaclip seal makes sure it stays free from dirt, dust and sand. It comes with a carry cord and your device can still be used while in the case through the special window. ⇢ Proporta – $26.95.
Eva Kindle Paperwhite Nylon Hard Zipper Case. Mesh pocket for storage of fits some batteries, cables, and more. Wrapped with nylon case that is resistant to bumps and rain. Offers complete protection, with soft interior cushion that surrounds your device. ⇢ eBay – $8.99.
Incipio Sport Zip Nylon Carrying Case. Made of durable RipStop nylon. Organization pockets. Durable polymer zippers won’t scratch. Colors to choose from: Black, Blue, Cool Grey, Sand. ⇢ Incipio: Kindle Paperwhite – $24.99, Kindle Fire – $24.99, Kindle Fire HD 7″ – $24.99.
Griffin Survivor for Kindle Fire. Designed and tested to meet or exceed US Department of Defense Standard 810F, Griffin’s Survivor Extreme-Duty Case is designed from the inside out to protect your Kindle from extreme conditions … dirt, sand, rain, shock, vibration, and a host of other environmental factors. Survivor is built on a shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame clad in rugged, shock absorbing silicone. A built-in screen protector guards your touchscreen from the outside environment, while hinged plugs seal connectors and ports. ⇢ Griffin – $59.99.
Gumdrop Cases Drop Tech Series Protective Case Cover for Kindle Fire. Shock absorption, drop protection, extreme ruggedness and hard-core readiness for all adventures, the Drop Tech Series Kindle Fire specifically conforms to the shape of the Kindle Fire and offers multiple layers of protection. This transformer case features a uniquely replaceable, snap-on integrated screen for maximum protection. Available in three colors: Black, Blue, Green. For Kindle Fire. ⇢ Amazon – $37.99.
KlearKase for Kindle – Life-Proof, Transparent Case for Family or Outdoor Use. It’s crystal clear, weighs only 5.5 ounces, and provides seamless access to Kindle features. Don’t cover your Kindle – protect it and show it off in the transparent KlearKase. Made from the same material used in F22 fighter planes, it is protective and strong. Plus Includes free carrying bag for further protection. ⇢ Amazon: Kindle Fire – $49.95, Kindle Keyboard – $29.99.
Belkin Portfolio Sleeve Carrying Case for Kindle Fire HD 7″. This stylish zip-up case provides a secure fit for the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch. The neoprene material and soft inner lining protect the screen and backing from scratches and damage while on the go. With its lightweight portfolio-style design, the sleeve provides a professional aesthetic for business or pleasure. Available in three colors: Black, Ruby, Violet. Fits only Kindle Fire HD 7″. ⇢ Amazon – $19.99.
CaseCrown Hard Shell Case for Kindle Fire. The all-around full zipper closure and strong hard exterior guarantee premium protection from any possible damages while the interior walls of the case are lined with soft felt-like material. There is an interior divider that has four corner straps, which are elastic, to secure your Kindle Fire in place at all times. This amazing case also includes a velcro support strip on the divider to attach to the interior walls and transform into a viewing stand. Available in: Black, Blue, Red, Pink. For Kindle Fire only. ⇢ Ebay – $10.
Reiko Kindle Fire Heavy Duty Hybrid Case Stand. Design for maximum grip and impact protection. Allows complete interaction of your device. Silicone plugs provide coverage for all ports. Double layers for more protection. Grip design silicone keeps your device in place. ⇢ eBay – $22.59.
G-Form Extreme Portfolio Case for Kindle Fire/7-inch tablet. Lightweight and water-resistant portfolio case, utilizing RPT™ – Reactive Protection Technology, a composite blend of PORON® XRD™ material and proprietary G-Form materials and technology. The front cover can be reverse-zipped behind your tablet device which offers two levels of protection. Available in 2 colors: Yellow, Black. ⇢ G-Form – $69.99.