With prices of Kindle e-readers constantly going down, covers and accessories constitute the growing part of the total cost.
On the other hand, the money you save on the e-reader is something you can devote to get a really unique case cover. The one that will stand out from the bunch of cheap black leather cases you can buy on eBay.
Therefore, we tried to collect in this post the most interesting case covers for your new Kindle. You’ll find here the designs for both the 8th generation Kindle, launched in 2016, and the earlier model, released in 2014.
If you want to have something more original than the regular black or brown case, you’ll find here enough inspiration to dig further and find the design that will express your personality.
Basic Kindle dimensions ( height × width × depth )
|Kindle 8 (2016) touchscreen||6.3 × 4.5 × 0.36||160 × 115 × 9.1|
|Kindle 7 (2014) touchscreen||6.7 × 4.7 × 0.40||169 × 119 × 10.2|
|Kindle 6 (2013) 5-button||6.5 × 4.5 × 0.34||166 × 115 × 8.7|
When buying the case, It’s good to the exact dimensions of your model. For instance, when you find an interesting sleeve on Etsy, that was designed for Kindle 7 (2014 release), you can be sure it will also fit the 8th generation model. It’s a bit smaller, but has the same proportions.
Cases for basic Kindle – recommended sites
If you won’t find the interesting item in this post, you can extend your search by looking for affordable Kindle covers on these sites.
Amazon – this is the obvious choice for all kinds of Kindle accessories. One thing we can advice is that you should search not only Kindle Store but the entire Amazon. Thanks to that, you’ll see also Kindle cases from Electronics department.
eBay – you’ll find here dozens of generic cases offered by different sellers, so the only thing is to hunt for the most attractive price. Folio cases, slim covers, and rotating ones are here. Some of the designs are sold as branded cases in other online stores.
Rakuten – while Amazon and eBay are obvious choices, there are also other sites to explore, if you still haven’t found the ideal case. One of them is Rakuten. You’ll see here several Kindle case covers, but they are mainly typical designs in most popular colors.
Etsy – this is the largest online marketplace for hand-crafted goods of all kinds. You can find here also a lot of Kindle accessories, mainly sleeves, not cases. The usual price for a hand-crafted sleeve is between $15 and $25, but some shops offer temporary sales.
As we are here to help, please ask us any question about availability and prices. We’ll try to find for you the best possible cover at the best possible price.
18 solid and unique case covers for the basic Kindle
ACdream Vintage Book Case Cover for 2016 Kindle. If you are looking for a Kindle case that looks like an old book, make sure to check out the design from ACdream. The popular vintage-looking case is now available also for Kindle 8 (2016). It supports auto wake/sleep function and features clip-on application and precise cut-outs with full access to all controls and ports.
Available in five colors: Black, Brown, Purple, Dark Blue, and Sky Blue (shown above). ⇢ Amazon – $11.99.
Infiland Smart Case for Kindle 8. Infiland is one of the first producers to offer the slim case for the 2016 Kindle e-reader. Slim fit feature covers back and corners, while giving full access to all ports and buttons.
Available in seven colors, including Green (shown above), Z-Not Touch, Purple, and Z-Lucky Tree. ⇢ Amazon – $10.95.
Wizfun Slim Kindle 8 2016 Case Cover. Spefifically designed for the 2016 entry-level Kindle. This protective hardback case is slim and durable, and folds back entirely so that you can read the ebook one handed.
The case comes in almost twenty colors and designs, so you can be sure, you won’t make up your mind easily. On the list of colors, there are Polka Dot Rose (above), Old Map, and Zebra. ⇢ Amazon – $9.99.
Original Amazon case cover for Kindle 8 (2016). Designed by Amazon to fit perfectly the 8th generation Kindle. It’s made from durable polyurethane exterior, with a soft microfiber lining to give full protection. It wakes the device when the front cover is being opened.
Available in four colors: White (shown above), Black, Blue, and Magenta. ⇢ Amazon – $29.99.
Ayotu Colorful Shell Case for Kindle 8 (2016). A range of beautifully designed cases from Ayotu is an attractive choice for anyone who looks not only for protection but also style. The case is slim and lightweight, and wake or puts the Kindle to sleep by opening or closing the front cover.
Most importantly, you can choose from a plenty of designs and plain colors. Our favorites are The Flowers, The Horoscope, The London Impression, and The Sleeping Fox (shown above). ⇢ Amazon – $12.99.
Magnetic Case Cover for Kindle 8 (2016). An affordable, lightweight case that supports auto wake/sleep function is available on eBay. It was designed to fit the 8th generation Kindle (2016 release) and no other Kindle model.
You can select one of ten colors and designs. Style G is featured above. ⇢ eBay – $7.89.
MoKo SmartShell Case for Kindle 8 (2016) Generation. This ultraslim case was designed specifically to fit and protect the 2016 entry-level Kindle model. It automatically wakes or puts the device to sleep when the lid is opened and closed. The no-scratch soft interior adds comfort and an extra layer of protection.
You can choose from a few colors/designs, including Forest Blue (above), Starry Night, and Floral Purple. ⇢ Amazon – $11.99.
Generic Case Cover for Kindle 8. A compact regular-design case designed specifically for the 2016 release Kindle. It features a magnetic button that will keep the front lid in place. Precise cutouts let charge the Kindle without the need to remove the case.
Available in ten colors, including Silver, Light Blue, Gold, Brown, and Hot Pink. ⇢ eBay – $9.92.
Savyou Form-Fitting Shell Case for Kindle 8 (2016). Made from durable polyurethane leather, this case has an interior lined with a soft microfiber, what adds an additional layer of protection. It supports wake/sleep function, and gives access to all ports and buttons.
Available in over twenty colors, including Strange Mouth (above), Rose, and European-style Vintage. ⇢ Amazon – $11.99.
Hello Kitty Kindle Case. Fits Kindle 7 (2014). Loved by millions, Hello Kitty can now brighten you up every time you’re going to read the Kindle book. The case is an original Hello Kitty accessory, and will fit also Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Touch.
The case is available in four color variants: Black, Red, Pink, and Purple. ⇢ Amazon – $29.99.
Jonathan Adler Kindle 7 (2014) Case. This fashionable case from Jonathan Adler is a certified “Made for Kindle” accessory. Made from a faux leather, it has a soft microfiber interior, and unique silicone backed 4-point elastics to securely keep your Kindle in place.
Fits also Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Touch. There are ten colorful designs to choose from, including Jaipur Arrows (above) and Turquoise Mandala. ⇢ Amazon – $29.99.
Verso Versailles Kindle Case Cover. For basic Kindle 7 (2014). From one of the most popular Kindle accessory brands, Lightwedge, comes this classic-style case that resembles Versailles interior design. When it comes to functionality, the case features a soft, suede-like interior, and a full pocket for receipts, cards, or tickets.
Besides Versailles, there are three other stylish variants: Cities, Prologue Red, and Prologue Tan. ⇢ Amazon – $34.99.
Klever Case “Pride and Prejudice” Kindle Cover. Fits 7th-generation Kindle (2014). For a traditionally handcrafted Kindle case that features a cover of a classic novel, look no further than Klever Case. The case is compact, durable and splashproof, made from premium UK materials.
In Klever Case shop, you’ll find other classic titles, such as To Kill a Mockingbird or A Secret Garden. ⇢ Etsy – $33.
Caseable Kindle 7 (2014) Cover. The case is hand-crafted from recycled materials. Tough and rigid interior structure with neoprene padding will give your Kindle a solid protection.
Cases from Caseable, besides their hand-crafted feel, are extremely unique in style. The website offers thousands of great designs from talented artists. Plus, you can also design your own cover – either from scratch or using one of the available designs. ⇢ Caseable – $34.90.
Original Amazon Protective Kindle 7 Case. While other cases hold the device in place using corner straps, this one embraces the Kindle like a shell. This original case from Amazon is designed to perfectly fit Kindle 2014 – and only this model.
It’s slim, made from durable polyurethane, supports sleep/wake function. The front cover folds back completely for easy one-handed reading.
Available in six colors: Black, Cayenne (shown above), Citron, Cobalt, Magenta, and Purple. ⇢ Amazon – $14.99.
Walnew Smartshell Kindle Case Cover. Designed for Kindle 7th generation (2014), the case has all the features other slim designs offer but comes with a variety of original cover artwork.
The design shown above is “Rainbow” – our favorite from a range of over thirty. ⇢ Amazon – $9.58.
PetiteLeRu Sleeve for Kindle. Make your day more colorful with this fresh rainbow design crocheted of pure strong cotton in all rainbow colors.
The sleeve will fit both the 7th (2014) and 8th (2016) generation Kindle e-reader. ⇢ Etsy – $18.
Elsse Folio Case for Kindle. For Kindle 7 (2014). A classic folio case made from PU leather, with a soft microfiber lining, and a large interior pocket for essentials.
Available in eleven colors, including Brown (above), Dark Blue, Hot Pink, and White. ⇢ Amazon – $6.89.
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Kindle 8 (2016)
Thin and light for one-handed reading
New—The all-new Kindle is 11% thinner and 16% lighter than the previous generation Kindle, making it easy and comfortable to hold in one hand.
No glare in bright sunlight
Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, the high contrast touchscreen display eliminates glare in any setting—even direct sunlight.
No eye strain, reads like real paper
Kindle uses actual ink particles and proprietary, hand-built fonts to create crisp text similar to what you see in a physical book. The blacks and whites on the screen are uniform, improving text and image quality.
Battery lasts weeks, not hours
Kindle doesn’t need the power to maintain a page of text, allowing you to read for weeks on a single charge.
Unlike tablets, no blue light to disturb your sleep
Recent studies have shown that evening exposure to blue light from backlit screens like tablets and smartphones can suppress the body’s production of melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that helps the body fall asleep. Because the Kindle display emits no light, you can read anytime without losing sleep.
Thousands of books, no distractions
Kindle is designed as a dedicated e-reader. Indulge your love of reading without interruptions like email alerts and push notifications.
- All-new design is thinner and lighter, and now available in your choice of black or white
- Easy on your eyes-touchscreen display reads like real paper
- No screen glare, even in bright sunlight, unlike tablets
- Single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours
- Get lost in your story with no alerts or notifications
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