In June 2017, Amazon refreshed two Fire tablets: Fire 7 and Fire HD 8. The real changes were made to the smaller, 7-inch tablet.
Having the same price as the 5th-generation model released in 2015 ($49.99), Amazon Fire 7 (2017) has a slightly better screen. Most importantly, it is thinner and lighter than its predecessor.
Compared to the 2015 Fire 7, the depth of the all-new Fire 7 was reduced from 10.6 mm to 9.6 mm, making it impossible to reuse the hardshell case from the older model. The weight of the new model is also smaller. The 2017 Kindle Fire 7 has 10.4 oz (295 g), instead of 11 oz (313 g).
The weight of the 2017 Amazon Kindle Fire 7 combined with the considerable reduction in depth should give the impression that the new tablet is much lighter than the one from 2015.
A unique feature of Amazon’s Fire tablets is a range of bright colors. Compared to cyan and magenta, the new colors are bold and bright, but they are much warmer.
Amazon Fire dimensions ( height × width × depth )
|Amazon Fire 7 (2017)||7.60 × 4.50 × 0.38||192 × 115 × 9.6|
|Amazon Fire 7 (2015)||7.50 × 4.50 × 0.40||191 × 115 × 10.6|
|Amazon Fire HD 7 (2014)||7.52 × 5.04 × 0.42||191 × 128 × 10.6|
|Kindle Fire HDX 7 (2013)||7.32 × 5.04 × 0.35||186 × 128 × 9.0|
In the overview below, we’ll not only show the cases available in the Fire Tablet Accessories Store on Amazon website. We’ve also added the best examples from Etsy and eBay – all bright and evoking nothing but pure joy!
When purchasing the case, no matter whether it’s Amazon or any other site, double check whether it’s designed for the Fire tablet launched in 2017. You should look for keywords like “7th generation,” or “2017 release.”
If you find “5th generation,” it means the case was designed for the previous model released in 2015. Again, the case for the old model will not fit the new one!
Where to buy covers for the 2017 Fire 7 tablet?
Hungry to see more cases and sleeves for your new Amazon Kindle Fire 7 tablet? Below, you’ll find other destinations that are worth checking out:
Amazon – You’ve searched the site already, right? We advise to do it again – and search all departments, not only the section with Fire cases and accessories. Thousands of results will appear, many with a high number of positive reviews.
eBay – a proven place to shop for affordable cases. The number of available designs and colors is smaller, but the cases can be bought at lower – sometimes much lower – prices.
Rakuten – formerly Buy.com, the site is one of the largest online stores. The sellers are different than on Amazon or eBay, so if you haven’t found the perfect case on these two sites, give Rakuten a try.
Etsy – this is our favorite marketplace for custom items, hand-crafted to order. You won’t find here the book-style folio case for Fire 7, but will be amazed to discover tons of unique, colorful sleeves that will suit different tastes and needs.
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Best cases and sleeves for Amazon Fire 7 (2017 release)
Poetic Slimline Amazon Fire 7 2017 Tri-Fold Smart Cover. Are you looking for an affordable lightweight case that works similarly to Apple’s Smart Cover? Take a look at Poetic Slimline tri-fold design – you can fold the front cover to form the stand, both for horizontal (typing) and vertical (viewing) position.
Just like in the Smart Cover, you can close the case to put the device to sleep, and open it to wake. The magnetic closure keeps the case securely shut, while the soft microfiber interior prevents the screen from scratches.
The outside is made of the premium fabric, giving the same feel as the original Fire 7 case from Amazon. There are five colors to choose. Besides Yellow featured above, you can pick up Black, Purple, Blue (my favorite), and Red. ⇢ Amazon – $12.95.
Avawo Slim Shell Smart Case for Fire 7 (2017). The great thing about Fire 7 tablets is their bright colors. The parts of the device will be visible from below the case, to give access to ports and buttons. And it’s where the fun begins: you can play with the colors!
You can obviously buy the case in the same color as the tablet’s, but that’s too obvious, don’t you think? Go creative and find your unique color combination. The case from Avawo offers the same design as Poetic but in different colors. Plus, the back shell has a black frame, what makes it an attention-catching accessory.
What colors can you choose? Sky Blue, Green, Magenta/Rose, Black, Purple, and Navy. ⇢ Amazon – $9.99.
Original Case Cover for the 7th generation Amazon Fire. The first thing you do after adding the new device to cart is checking out original accessories. Just like for the previous generation, Amazon has released an original case cover in colors that match the available colors of the tablet itself.
Compared to the Poetic case mentioned above, the original case for the Fire 7 tablet released in 2017 (the 7th generation) is twice as expensive. You can transform it into a stand by folding the front cover. Obviously, it supports the sleep/wake function and gives easy access to all ports and buttons.
An extremely bright range of colors includes Canary Yellow, Charcoal Black, Cobalt Purple, Marine Blue, and Punch Red. ⇢ Amazon – $24.99.
Famavala Amazon Fire 7 2017 Folio Case. The next level when it comes to fun in finding a perfect case for the Fire 7 is pick up bright, colorful designs, instead of plain colors.
Look at the folio cases from Famavala. They open like a book and have a built-in stand. They have a soft interior to prevent the display from scratches. They even have a pen holder.
Most importantly, however, they come in eight insanely colorful and positive designs. Blue Sky, Colstar (shown above as major picture), Sun Flower, Tree Bird… Don’t tell me you don’t love them! ⇢ Amazon – $11.99.
Colorful Slim Tri-fold Cover for Fire 7 (2017). Want to see more options for colors, patterns, and designs? Why not switching for a while to eBay, where you can find freshly made cases offered directly by producers from China.
The range of colors in this design is huge. We love especially the Geometric variant, but you’ll find here dozens of others. What’s more, the current price is well below $10, so if you are looking for deals, eBay is a great destination to check out. ⇢ eBay – $6.99.
Dtto Tri-fold Slim Cover for Amazon Fire 7. Here is the next proposal for an Apple-style smart cover for your new 7-inch Fire tablet. The case has a typical tri-fold design that lets transform it into a viewing or typing stand. It supports auto wake/sleep feature. Air cushion technology and honeycomb pattern provide better shock absorption.
Available in five Fire 7 compatible color options: Black, Canary Yellow, Cobalt Purple, Marine Blue, Punch Red. This case is a simple alternative to the original Amazon case. ⇢ Amazon – $19.99.
Fintie Slim Keyboard Case for Fire 7. And, finally, if you are looking specifically for the keyboard case, Fintie, one of the most popular case brands, has already released the design for the 2017 Amazon Fire tablet.
The case, known so well from previous generations, connects via Bluetooth and works within 10 meters from the tablet. Yes, the keyboard is detachable, so you can take it out from the case when you don’t need it. The keys are real, just like in a laptop, and offer a tactile response with every stroke.
Besides the extended functionality, this Fire 7 keyboard case comes in five colors, not just a dull black. You can pick up Blossom, Don’t Touch, or Love Tree. ⇢ Amazon – $39.99.
ProCase Vintage Folio Stand Case for Amazon Fire 7. A stylish folio case from ProCase has the feel of a vintage book. It combines a solid protection with a stylish look. On the outside, you’ll see the premium-quality faux leather, while the interior is lined with a soft microfiber.
Multiple slots let position the stand in a range of angles, not just two. Unlike other folio cases, you’ll find here a large exterior pocket for documents and papers. There is also a stylus loop. And you know what? The stylus comes as well! ⇢ Amazon – $18.99.
Poetic Slim Folio Amazon Fire 7 (2017) Case. Take a closer look at this folio case from Poetic. It’s made of the premium faux leather and can be used as a stand in two positions: horizontal and vertical. You can use a hand strap for easy one handed use (perfect for reading ebooks).
There are two things that make the case stand out. The first detail is the soft material used for the interior. It has a geometric pattern that adds quality to the case. There is also a little grip-like area on the edge of the case and the back. ⇢ eBay – $10.95.
Blu Case White Linen Fire 7 2017 Sleeve. Have you ever thought of giving your Fire tablet a different kind of protection? What if you need to protect the device only when carrying it? A sleeve is something worth considering.
And when you start exploring the sleeves, the choice becomes almost endless. Our favorite place for tablet sleeves is Blu Case. The sleeves are made of light and durable handmade linen and have a 5mm lightweight foam to protect your tablet from scratches, bumps, and grime.
You can choose from dozens of different colors. When making an order, select “Fire 7” from a drop-down menu, or message the shop owner with the name and dimensions of your Fire tablet. ⇢ Etsy – $11.95.
Julia Cute Kindle Fire Cute Pet Sleeve. If you want something cute in touch and look, a proper sleeve is almost ideal.
No case would go that far as this awesome sleeve hand-crafted by Julia Cute. It’s made of three layers: smooth inside lining, fleece for softness and safety cover, and a beautiful decorative fabric on the outside.
You can order the sleeve in one of three design options: Cat, Bear, or Bunny. I know you’ll have problems picking up the cutest one! When placing an order, select “custom made size” and provide the dimensions of the Fire 7 tablet. ⇢ Etsy – $31.90.
Petite Le Ru Sleeve for Fire 7 Tablet. This insanely beautiful tablet sleeve is crocheted in Bulgaria from soft and strong blended cotton. It closes with a lovely plastic rainbow button and a loop.
In a Petite Le Ru shop on Etsy, you’ll find lots of other designs, not only the Rainbow shown above. In a message to seller, please provide the dimensions of the Fire 7. ⇢ Etsy – $33.90.
Jiu Jiu Colorful Cotton Sleeve for 7-inch Tablets. What about a simple sleeve made of solid cotton canvas fabric in a bright color. Jiu Jiu offers them on Etsy.
The sleeve has a charcoal colored lining inside, is well padded in between, and closes with velcro. You can choose from several main colors, including Mustard, Neon Orange, or Blue. ⇢ Etsy – $17.99.
Felt Bag World Colored Felt Sleeve for 7-inch Tablets. The list of tablet cases wouldn’t be complete with the felt sleeve. And as the main hero of this Fire 7 overview is color, we present the colored felt sleeves from Felt Bag World.
The sleeve has a large external pocket for essentials. You can choose from as much as 21 felt colors. ⇢ Etsy – $26.99.
Swees Slim & Protective Fire 7 Smart Cover. Quite frankly, so far I haven’t seen so many so colorful case designs for a single device, even for the most popular tablets such as the iPad. Here is the next range of cover art. This time it comes from the designers working for Swees.
The Swees cover offers the same functionality as all other tri-fold cases featured in this overview. It’s superbly slim, has a durable back shell with precise cutouts for ports and buttons.
But what makes the case incredibly attractive is the selection of colors and patterns. There are as much as sixteen variants to choose from. Let’s start with the plain colors that fit the colors of the Fire 7. Then we’ll see the modern artwork suitable for kids and adults: Aurora, Dazzling Youth, Freedom, Galaxy, or Midnight in Paris. ⇢ Amazon – $13.99.
Detuosi Ultra Slim Smart Case for Fire 7. Hungry for even more designs and patterns? Check out the slim and lightweight case from Detuosi.
You can choose from almost thirty variants. You’ll find here the Gold and Rose Gold color (not so popular for Fire 7). You’ll find geometric patterns, painting-style art, or art inspired by nature. ⇢ Amazon – $15.99.
Fintie Slim Standing Case for All-new Amazon Fire 7 (2017). From Fintie comes the last case in our overview – an ultra slim and lightweight tri-fold case with a built-in stand and sleep/wake support.
The functionality of the case is similar to other smart covers, but what we love about Fintie is a wide range of colors and designs that will suit all needs and tastes. The good thing is that the most popular designs and patterns are used again in newer-generation models.
And the same happens with the Fire 7 case. We’ve seen All Nighter, Composition Book, Moroccan Love, or Indigo Dreams for the 2015 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet. And they are back for the 2017 release! ⇢ Amazon – $9.99.
Recommended Amazon Fire 7 (2017) accessory
Sparin Tempered Glass Amazon Fire 7 2017 Screen Protector. Sparin has already released the screen protector tailored for the 7th generation Fire 7 tablet. It’s not compatible with the 2015 Fire 7.
This 9H hardness tempered glass offers great protection against smudge, shock, and scratch. At the same time, it maintains the viewing quality of the interface, enhances your viewing experience and captures every amazing moment.
It’s easy to install, hassle and bubble-free. ⇢ Amazon – $11.99.
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New Amazon Fire 7 tablet with Alexa
Fast and responsive
The fast quad-core processor consists of four high-performance 1.3 GHz cores for quick app launches, smooth games and videos, and great overall performance. Plus, Fire 7 now offers dual-band Wi-Fi with support for more Wi-Fi networks and better network performance.
Crisp and vivid 7” IPS display
Fire 7 features a 1024 x 600 IPS display with 171 ppi for a bright display with vivid colors and whiter whites for a great viewing experience from all angles. Compared to the previous generation, Fire 7 features an improved display that provides higher contrast and sharper text.
Alexa on Fire tablets
Alexa provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks, and more. You can also ask Alexa questions, check your calendar, get news, find sports scores, and even control your smart home. All you have to do is press and ask.
No more worrying about storage space
Expand your tablet’s storage by up to 256 GB using a microSD card to keep your photos, movies, and compatible apps and games with you. Plus enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire tablet.
Power when you need it
With up to 8 hours of mixed use battery life, Fire tablet gives you the flexibility to go wherever the day takes you.
Stands up to everyday life
Amazon engineers Fire tablets to hold up against everyday life. As measured in tumble tests, Fire 7 is more durable than the latest iPad and 2x more durable than iPad mini 4 (and costs a lot less too).
|Screen||7-inch IPS (in-plane switching) display with advanced polarizing filter|
|Screen resolution||1024 × 600 px|
|Pixel density||171 ppi|
|Storage capacity||• 8 GB
• 16 GB
|microSD card||Yes, add up to 256 GB of additional storage|
|RAM memory||1.0 GB|
|Processor||Quad-Core 1.3 GHz|
|Battery life||Up to 8 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music|
|Weight||10.4 oz / 295 g|
|Dimensions||7.6 × 4.5 × 0.4 in / 192 × 115 × 9.6 mm|
|Cameras||• front: VGA camera
• rear: 2.0 MP HD camera
|Ports||• USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) to connect to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included power adapter
• microSD slot for external storage
• 3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated speaker
|Bluetooth||Yes; with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, speakers, microphone|
|Blue Shade blue light control||Yes; the feature automatically adjusts and optimizes the backlight for a more comfortable nighttime reading experience|
|Alexa||Yes; the personal assistant provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks, and more – just press the home button and ask|
|Supported formats||Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)|
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