Have you already ordered the newest Kindle Paperwhite? Are you planning to get it in the coming weeks? A case cover is undoubtedly on your to-buy list.
Announced in October 2018, the 4th-generation Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is an exciting upgrade that’s packed with features even the biggest optimists were not hoping to see.
First of all, Paperwhite 4 is waterproof, bearing IPX8 rating. You can put the e-reader in 2 meters of fresh water, keep it there for an hour, and it will still work.
The 4th-generation Paperwhite (10th-generation overall) is also ready to play audiobooks, as it includes the Bluetooth chip and an audiobook player interface. Thanks to this, you will be able to listen to Audible audiobooks via connected Bluetooth headphones or speakers.
On top of that, the new Paperwhite offers two storage options, 8 and 32 GB, with the latter one being perfect for anyone who wants to download lots of audiobooks or graphic novels for offline use.
The most significant change, however, is the look. The 2018 Kindle Paperwhite is smaller and thinner than its predecessor and comes with a shiny edge-to-edge glass front.
Kindle Paperwhite dimensions
|Kindle Paperwhite (2018)||6.6 × 4.6 × 0.30||167 × 116 × 8.2|
|Kindle Paperwhite (2016)||6.7 × 4.6 × 0.36||169 × 117 × 9.1|
New dimensions and shape make most cases designed for Paperwhite 3 incompatible. Amazon offers original Kindle Paperwhite 4 covers, but as you know, getting the original accessory usually means paying more money. The cheapest variant, made from water-safe fabric, costs $29.99.
Third-party cases are a way to save money and get creative, as they combine low price with creative, bright designs that would better match your personality.
Below, you will see the best case covers and sleeves for Kindle Paperwhite 4 (2018) that appeared on Amazon, eBay, and Etsy.
15 best case covers and sleeves for Kindle Paperwhite 4
1. Omoton smart cover
Our pick: Best alternative to original Amazon case
The smart shell case from Omoton was exclusively designed to fit the 4th-generation Kindle Paperwhite released in 2018. It’s design is close to the original Amazon case – but the price is at least twice as low.
The case features the lightweight backshell and the front supporting auto sleep/wake function. While the cover is lightweight (only 3.2 oz) it offers advanced protection with antiskid and waterproof faux leather exterior; plexiglass layer in the middle; as well as soft and no-scratch microfiber interior.
It is much less expensive yet seems to be of excellent quality. I didn’t want something that would be bulky or heavy and this is not. It protects your Kindle but seems to be part of it seamlessly.
– Kasia, Amazon customer
It’s worth noting that the Omoton case for the 10th-generation Amazon Kindle has earned an Amazon Choice badge, meaning it’s “a highly rated, well-priced product available to ship immediately.”
The case is available in seven colors, including Brown, Purple, and a popular design called “Love Tree.”
Average rating: 4.5/5
2. Walnew designer slim case
The decision to buy the case is the decision to hide the Kindle behind it. Every time you will reach for your new Paperwhite, you will see the case. That’s why it’s so important to make it as personal as possible.
The case could be black, but it could also evoke warm feelings or express your personality. The new range of designs from Walnew will fit every taste – from White Flower (above) to Dandelion, to Reindeer, to Lucky Tree. The number of available design variants is well over twenty, and counting.
3. Infiland shell case
Top feature: Lifetime warranty and 24-hour email support
Infiland shell case for the 2018 Kindle Paperwhite is similar to the one featured above and offers similar functions: auto sleep/wake support, lightweight design, and one-handed reading mode.
What makes this series from Infiland unique is the natural feel that’s been achieved when designing the texture. The case looks like being covered with a naturally washed-out cotton fabric.
Plus, we love the decision to offer the case in natural, desaturated colors such as Mint Green (shown above), Navy, or Royal Blue. The Infiland logo could be less prominent, though.
Average rating: 4.7/5
4. ACdream folio case cover
If you are looking for a classic folio design, you should take a look at the case from ACdream.
The case easily folds back for convenient one-handed reading. The case supports auto sleep/wake and features the large pocket on the front for your library card, notes, or documents.
Available in six colors, including Sky Blue (shown above), Hot Pink, and Rose Gold Glitter.
5. Cheap flip cover case
Our pick: Best Kindle Paperwhite 4 case on eBay
If you are looking for the cheapest possible case, you should head to eBay. Several sellers offer solid Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 cases for prices below $10. The covers are produced in China, are simple and lightweight, and feature magnetic front supporting auto sleep/wake.
The one we’ve put in this overview comes in multiple colors and designs, including the wonderful “Butterfly” pattern seen above.
6. Walnew sleeve bag
Our pick: Best Paperwhite 4 sleeve on Amazon
Are you sure you need the regular case cover for your new Paperwhite 4? Maybe it’s time for a change?
If you want to enjoy the new modern look of the Paperwhite 4 every time you read, get a sleeve, not a cover. The protection is needed when you carry the e-reader, anyway.
The range of sleeves offered on Amazon is pretty limited, especially when you compare it with Etsy. However, Walnew offers a range of 11 sleeves – felt and leather variants among them – in different colors and color combinations. They all have the opening on the top side and close with either the strap or button.
Average rating: 4.9/5
7. MoKo zipper pouch bag
Top benefit: Compatible with all 6-inch Kindles
An even better idea for a sleeve is the one that doesn’t only hold the e-reader but a bunch of other things as well.
Take a look at the Kindle Paperwhite 4 pouch bag offered by MoKo. Its main compartment can easily fit the Paperwhite 4 – and possibly all next 6-inch Kindles.
The main benefit of the pouch is an external pocket that you can use to carry Bluetooth earphones (Paperwhite 4 is Audible-ready, remember?), cables, and even a smartphone.
You can choose from four colors: Light Gray, Green, Purple, Denim Blue, and Light Gray.
Average rating: 4.8/5
8. Fintie slim-shell case
Fintie is among our favorite case producers for a long time. Offering a lot of popular designs, the company is releasing a few new variants every year. On the picture above, you see one of them, called Z-Jungle.
It’s just a matter of time to see new colors and designs in Fintie’s range of slim-shell covers developed specifically for the 2018 4th-generation Kindle Paperwhite.
9. Billionn glossy slim case
Do you want to add a touch of Oasis to your new Kindle Paperwhite 4? You can do it easily by picking up a stylish glossy case, like the one offered by Billionn.
The cases are slim and premium-looking, but most importantly, they are available in stylish colors and fashionable finish. One of them is Champagne Gold (shown above), but you can also get Rose Red or Sky Blue.
10. Walnew stand folio case
Some users are determined to get the Paperwhite case that offers the stand functionality so that they could read hands-free in a bed or armchair.
One of few available designs comes from Walnew. The front cover folds back completely. On the inside, there is built-in support that will let you turn the case into a stand. Plus, there is also a hand strap if you want to read one-handed conveniently.
The case is available in nine fashionable designs that combine leather-like pattern in two colors.
11. Infiland slim multi-angle stand case
Our pick: Best stand case for Kindle Paperwhite 4
If you need a case with a built-in stand, but prefer the backshell design rather than leather frame, take a look at the cover from Infiland.
This elegant Kindle Paperwhite 4 stand case offers multi-angle viewing options. Thanks to that, you can comfortably read at the coffee table or in a bed – hands free.
The case offers a classic feel with sturdy stitches both on the outside and inside. Thanks to using the plastic backshell, the case gives a solid protection without adding too much bulk.
You can choose from eight desaturated colors, including Rose Gold, Orange, and Royal Blue.
12. Narmont premium leather sleeve
Our pick: Best leather sleeve for Kindle Paperwhite 4
If you are ready to pay more for a genuine leather sleeve, forget about Amazon. There are many more sleeves on Etsy – the #1 online destination for handmade and vintage goods.
The sleeve offered by Narmont is made of vegetable tanned full grain Italian leather. Its most prominent feature is a minimalist, modern laser-engraved honeycomb pattern.
The edges are treated with leather balm and burnished to attain an even look. The sleeve will age beautifully by developing patina.
When you will be placing an order, from “Select Size” drop menu choose “Other tablet size” and in the message to seller write down “Kindle Paperwhite 4 (2018), 167 × 116 × 8.2 mm.”
13. ShellBox classic-look case cover
Our pick: The best classic-looking Kindle Paperwhite 4 case
Following Amazon’s approach to colors, many case producers offer lively, attention-catching designs.
In the meantime, some Kindle users would love to see a classic set of colors – and it’s not easy anymore. You won’t believe how hard it is to find a good-looking case in brown!
That’s why we recommend the Kindle Paperwhite 4 case from ShellBox. The case features a trendy fabric pattern, and comes in three classic colors: Brown, Dark Blue, and Graphite.
14. Affordable fabric case from Vandz
Our pick: Most affordable Paperwhite 4 fabric case
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 cover from Vandz is similar to other fabric cases featured in this overview: it has a solid backshell, supports auto sleep/wake, and allows for one-handed reading.
What makes it different is affordability. We’ve been tracking the price of the Vandz case for a few weeks, and it never crossed $10.
Plus, the case is available in eight bright colors, including Apple Green shown above.
15. Ayotu water-safe designer case
Our pick: Best-designed case for Kindle Paperwhite 4
The last item in this overview is the range from Ayotu, the case producer that offers most creative and refreshingly different designs.
Ayotu’s Kindle Paperwhite 4 (2018) case has everything you need: lightweight construction, integrated magnets for auto sleep/wake, and one-handed reading. It’s good to highlight that the cover is water-safe – it will survive the drop in the water, just like your Paperwhite 4.
I cannot say enough how beautiful this is. The white is almost slightly iridescent. It has a cool texture. The image itself is beautiful. I keep picking my Kindle up just to hold/look at this case!
– Samantha T., Amazon customer
The range from Ayotu includes 25 variants. And you’ll fall in love with some of them. The Cat, The Dream, The Star Kiss… – they are all extremely well designed! Which one is your favorite?
Average rating: 4.4/5
Bonus: Skinomi Anti-Glare Screen Protector
When you unbox the Paperwhite 4, the first thing that may come to mind is that the risk of scratching the display is bigger than in previous generations. It’s because an edge-to-edge glass covers the front.
If you feel like you need the screen protector, check out the one offered by Skinomi. It features matte finish to reduce glare in bright light significantly. The protector is made from self-healing, flexible military-grade polymer to ensure that your Kindle is protected at all times.
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Where to buy Kindle cases and accessories?
Have you found the perfect case for your newest Kindle? If not, make sure to check out these online stores:
Amazon – Kindle owners shop on Amazon by default, but we advise not to only to check out the cases that are available in the Kindle Store. When you perform a search storewide, you’ll see the results from “Electronics” section – and here you’ll find thousands of other cases to consider.
Best Buy – the range of offered Kindle case covers and accessories is pretty limited, but the store is worth checking out if you want to buy an accessory at a reduced price.
eBay – a proven place to shop for affordable accessories. Sometimes, you can pick up here the case that’s the same as the branded one you’ve found on Amazon but costs two-thirds of the price. Worth checking if you’re interested in exploring budget options.
Etsy – this is our favorite marketplace for custom items, hand-crafted to order. There are a plenty of Kindle jackets and sleeves to choose from. If you want to get an insanely cute or uniquely stylish pouch – look no further than Etsy.
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Kindle Paperwhite 4th-generation (2018 release)
Pack lighter, travel farther
Our thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet, with a sleek, modern design so you can read comfortably for hours. Features our signature 300 ppi, glare-free Paperwhite display, laser-quality text, and twice the storage of the previous generation. Plus a single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
Make a splash
With the all-new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite, you’re free to read and relax in more places, including the beach, pool, or bath. Paperwhite is IPX8 rated to protect against accidental immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes.
Now with Audible
Now with Audible, Kindle Paperwhite lets you switch seamlessly between reading and listening via Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones. Keep your story going whether you’re cooking, commuting, or cleared for takeoff.
Goes beyond a book
Adjust the text size and boldness and read with Kindle-exclusive fonts, hand tuned to provide maximum readability. Whispersync lets you seamlessly switch between reading and listening on your Kindle and Kindle app without losing your place (requires Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free cellular connectivity).
Make it personal
Designed by Amazon to perfectly fit your Kindle, these slim, form-fitting covers attach securely and fold back for one-handed reading. They automatically put your Kindle to sleep when closed and wake upon opening, making it easy to get back to your story.
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