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Don’t leave your new Fire HD 8 (2020 release) tablet unprotected. Check out the newly released cases from third-party producers.
The newest Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet, the 2020 model, classified as 10th-generation, announced back in May, offers a few improvements, but the most significant change is its shape, making it incompatible with the previous generation – and rendering old case cover unusable.
The new tablet, when in portrait mode, is wider than the 2018 model, and that’s done on purpose. The front camera was moved to the longer side, helping you make video calls in horizontal position. It’s much more convenient when you use a case cover or a stand, as the camera is on the top of the display, not the side of it.
The horizontal-first approach forced to change the dimension ratio significantly. Even the sleeves that you bought for your earlier 8-inch Fire tablet won’t probably fit the new one.
As a result, third-party case producers have to design cases from scratch. The Fire tablet range is not as popular as the iPad, so they are not in such a hurry to offer case covers tailored for the 2020 model.
Still, you don’t have to go for the default boring option – the original Amazon case cover. Many users add this case to cart together with the tablet, but sometimes it’s worth waiting a few more weeks to see more affordable, more functional, and more reliable third-party designs.
The problem I have with original Fire cases is how the front folds to create a stand. It’s an unreliable method (you can’t use it on even surfaces) and there is only one angle to use.
That’s why, getting a standard tri-fold case is a better idea. Going for a folio stand cover is even better, as you can more angles to choose from.
Below, you will find newly released Amazon Fire HD 8 cases and sleeves from third-party producers.
How to find Fire HD 8 cases on Amazon?
The best way is to use the search box, and search the entire store, not only Amazon Device Accessories or Electronics category.
What’s even more important, make sure to include in the search phrase the release year of the new 8-inch Fire. Otherwise, you will see lots of cases designed for the 2018 model.
Here is a predefined search to follow if you want to find out the newest arrivals.
If you are going to buy the sleeve that you can use while waiting for a tailored case, double-check its internal dimensions.
Amazon Fire HD 8 dimensions ( height × width × depth )
|Fire HD 8 (2020)||8.4 × 5.0 × 0.4||214 × 128 × 9.7|
|Fire HD 8 (2018)||8.0 × 5.4 × 0.4||202 × 137 × 9.7|
|Fire HD 8 (2017)||8.4 × 5.0 × 0.4||214 × 128 × 9.7|
|Fire HD 8 (2016)||8.4 × 5.0 × 0.4||214 × 128 × 9.2|
|Fire HD 8 (2015)||8.4 × 5.0 × 0.3||214 × 128 × 7.7|
If you plan to buy a custom-made sleeve on Etsy, make sure to provide the seller the dimensions of your new Fire tablet, both in inches and millimeters.
Best Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 cases and sleeves
1. Disney-themed Amazon case covers
Thanks to Amazon’s deal with Disney, the new Mickey Mouse themed covers are available. You can choose from two designs: No Bad Days, and Mickey Through Time – something worth considering if you are planning to buy the 8-inch Fire tablet to be used by your kids.
Themed Fire HD 8 cases offer the same functionality as original Amazon cases, with the support for auto sleep / wake and the front folding across to form a horizontal or vertical stand. What’s important, both cases support wireless charging (HD 8 Plus model only) that’s performed by Wireless Charging Dock by Angreat.
Themed case covers cost $34.99 each, $5 more than standard Amazon fabric covers. There are also two National Geographic designs to choose from.
Average rating: 4.3/5
2. Fire HD 8 clear case with screen protector
It’s a great solution if you are eager to enjoy the beauty of your new Fire all the time. What’s more, the case is also a reasonable choice if you are planning to buy the Wireless Charging Dock, which supports cases that are up to 4 mm thick.
Designed and offered by Mission, the case is designed exclusively for all-new Fire HD 8 tablet and bears “Made for Amazon” label. It’s made of transparent, crystal clear soft polycarbonate material, and comes with a set of two screen protectors.
The case is a good alternative to stand cases. The front is covered by the screen protector, and you can get a universal stand that would serve its purpose with more than one generation of Fire tablets.
3. Official Fire HD 8 kid-proof case
Compared to the regular Fire stand case, the one designed for kids (and being a part of Fire Kids Edition) is almost perfect.
It’s made with kids’ hands in mind. Made from a lightweight and durable material, the case is shaped to be easily held by small hands. Rounded and bumped corners provide extra protection against bumps and drops.
The case is available in three colors: Purple, Pink, and Blue. It includes an adjustable kickstand to help use it hands-free.
4. Folio faux leather stand case
A folio case is a great option for anyone who wants a stable stand combined with a classic book-style look.
Such a case is offered by Dadanism. It supports auto sleep/wake feature and dual-angle stand functionality, so that you can seamlessly switch from watching to writing and back.
Most importantly, the case features a convenient strap, that will let you use the tablet with one hand for a long time.
5. Tri-fold case with translucent back
Here is one of the first tri-fold case covers for the newest Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet released in 2020.
Offered by TiMOVO, is offers a two-angle stand functionality, auto sleep/wake support, and Wireless Charging Dock compatibility.
The version featuring denim-like texture is available in Turquoise color that would go well with any Fire color variant – especially that the back is made of translucent plastic letting you see the Fire’s beauty all the time.
6. Cute animal fleece and linen sleeve
Here is an idea for a different approach to Fire tablet protection – get a sleeve. The one from Julia Cute Cases is hand-crafted to look like a cute cat!
The sleeve is made of three layers. Inside, there is a smooth lining. The second layer made of fleece gives a soft touch and extra protection. On the outside, you will see a beautiful natural fabric, forming the ultimate cute look.
When placing an order, make sure to write down the dimensions of the 2020 Fire model and the seller with create a custom sleeve for you.
7. Felt sleeve for Fire HD 8 and HD 8 Kids Edition
A sleeve is a flexible way to combine style with functionality. Most importantly, you can use it together with a case cover.
From MoKo comes a highly rated felt & leather sleeve that will accommodate not only the 2020 Fire HD 8 but also the Kids Edition (the tablet and a kid-friendly case).
Lining material is mold-proof, and the producer claims it’s also wear-resisting. The sleeve includes two compartments: one for the tablet and the other one for essentials.
8. Designer tri-fold Fire HD 8 2020 cover
If you are looking for more design variants, take a look at the tri-fold case offered on Amazon by Billion.
Over 16 variants are available, including Rubik Cube (seen above), Galaxy, Graffiti, Van Gogh’s Paining, and a few floral designs.
The producer claims that the stand is stable and that “durable non-hazardous safety material” is ideal for children.
One more benefit of getting this particular case is a free screen protector included in the package.
9. Shockproof and water-resistant sleeve bag
From Kizuna comes a tablet sleeve that’s worth taking a look if you plan to protect your tablet not only from shock but also water.
Bearing Amazon Choice label, the sleeve is made of water-repellent neoprene which protects the tablet from splashing water or rain. Extra soft fluffy internal layer effectively absorbs impacts to reduce damage cause by accidental drops.
The sleeve is available in two sizes. Make sure to pick up the one for 7.9-8 inch tablets.
10. Reliable ultra-slim Fire HD 8 case
If you are looking for reliable Fire HD 8 case covers from most trusted third-party producers, take a look at the tri-fold design from MoKo.
The case features a standard tri-fold design and is made of premium durable material that would withstand the heavy use. Built-in magnetic strip automatically wakes or puts your tablet to sleep.
The frosted back shell is ultra protective and flexible, making it easy to remove the case any time you want.
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