In June 2017, Amazon released four new tablets. One of them is the 7th-generation Fire HD 8.
Although Amazon calls the recently-released model “all-new,” you won’t find remarkable improvements. Maybe this is the reason the 2017 model costs only $79.99 – $10 cheaper than the predecessor.
When it comes to tech specs, it’s basically the same device. It has the 8-inch 1280×800 screen (189 ppi) and is powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. You can choose from two storage options: 16 GB or 32 GB. What’s important, there is a slot for micro SD card, so that you can expand memory by extra 256 GB.
The biggest visual change is the selection of colors. All Amazon Kindle Fire tablets released in 2017 are available in colors different from the ones so characteristic for the 2015 range.
The new colors are bright and warm. You can choose, besides Black, from Canary Yellow, Marine Blue, and Punch Red.
When picking up the case, it’s important to double-check which generation of the tablet model the particular case fits.
The worst mistake you can make is to buy the beautiful case that fits the previous generation – but not the current one. You may realize the cutouts in the plastic shell don’t match the position of the buttons. Or the camera that’s covered by the plastic.
It’s also good to know the dimensions of your new devices. That’s particularly helpful when you decide to buy a sleeve on Etsy, there all items are made to order. Giving the dimensions to Etsy shop owner when placing an order will guarantee you’ll receive the sleeve perfectly fitting your device.
Fire HD 8 dimensions ( height × width × depth )
|Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)||8.4 × 5.0 × 0.4||214 × 128 × 9.7|
|Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016)||8.4 × 5.0 × 0.4||214 × 128 × 9.2|
|Amazon Fire HD 8 (2015)||8.4 × 5.0 × 0.3||214 × 128 × 7.7|
When you compare the dimensions of the 2016 and 2017 Fire HD 8, you may say “bingo, they are the same!” Yes, the width and height are the same, but what makes the difference is the depth.
The Fire HD 8 released in 2017 is 0.5 mm thicker than its predecessor. Therefore, the cases with plastic back shells are useless.
There is still a chance to utilize the old cover that uses elastic corner straps to hold the device in place. However, you may find it difficult to put the 2017 model inside. Remember, it’s thicker, not thinner, than the 2016 Fire.
Where to buy covers for Fire HD 8, 2017 release?
Do you want to see more cases and sleeves for your new Fire HD 8? Amazon is a major source of accessories for their own devices, but it’s not the only web destination where you can get premium and unique items at affordable prices:
Amazon – You’ve searched the site already, right? We advise to do it again – and search all departments, not only the section with Kindle 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, for instance, the heavy-duty case tailored for Kindle Fire HD 8, but will be amazed to discover tons of unique, colorful sleeves that will suit different tastes and needs.
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15 best cases for Amazon Fire HD 8, 2017 release
MoKo Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) Folding Folio Stand. From MoKo, one of our favorite providers of cases and accessories, comes a standing folio cover designed specifically for the 2017 Amazon Fire HD 8.
The case is made from a durable polyurethane leather (outside) and a microfiber (inside) to give a durable and versatile protection. It supports auto wake/sleep function, features the magnetic clasp, stylus loop, and has a built-in stand. A hand strap lets you comfortably use the tablet with one hand.
MoKo Folio Stand comes in almost thirty colors and designs. Some of them we’ve seen in the previous-generation Fire HD 8, but there are a few new ones, including Propitious Clouds, shown above. ⇢ Amazon – $18.99.
Fintie Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 Folio Stand Cover. What makes this case different from other folio stand covers is a large outside pocket where you can place documents, bills, sticky notes, or a library card.
Besides that, the folio from Fintie has a built-in stand with three viewing angles and the magnetic strip that allows for support of the auto sleep/wake function.
It’s worth noting that this particular case holds the device in place using a faux leather frame. Thanks to that the case works well with three generations of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 tablet: 2015, 2016, and 2017.
There are thirteen color options to choose from, including Blossom (shown above), Love Tree, and Moroccan Love. ⇢ Amazon – $17.99.
Swees Slim Protective Case for Fire HD 8 2017. If you are looking for the unique design or pattern, the largest number of options is available on the standard tri-fold case cover.
Tri-fold cases share the same features, no matter which brand they come from. They can be folded to form a horizontal or vertical stand. They support wake/sleep function and feature a solid plastic back shell. Most importantly – they are the lightest available option at hand, much lighter than popular folio cases.
The only differentiation point is the design and I’m sure in the range from Swees you’ll find something that will catch your attention. There are fifteen color/design options to choose from. The one presented above is Elf Tree. ⇢ Amazon – $13.99.
Garunk Slim Tri-fold Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 Cover. If you are still not satisfied with the choice of patterns and designs, you can browse the collection from Garunk.
Among the offered variants, we love Magic Tree (featured above). Take a look at Magic Cube, one of the most popular designs for cases. Romantic Road, Flame Skeleton, and Blue Wings are also worth recommending. ⇢ Amazon – $13.99.
MoKo Slim Shell Stand for Fire HD 8 (2017). MoKo again, and again the pattern that’s trendy this year: Ocean. Just like any other tri-fold case, it offers auto sleep/wake support, built-in stand, and easy access to all ports and buttons.
What makes this case special is the back shell. Most other producers offer the plastic shell in the color of the case. MoKo decided to go with fully transparent plastic. Great idea! If you buy the Kindle Fire HD 8 in your favorite color (let’s say it’s Canary Yellow), you can still see it with the case on.
Now, the thrill is what color and pattern of the case to pick up to go well with the color of the tablet. And there are over twenty variants at hand. Our favorite ones are Peach Blossom and School of Fish. ⇢ Amazon – $17.99.
Fintie Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 Slim Shell Tri-fold Cover. Just for a quick comparison, we present the case from Fintie. It’s the same standard tri-fold design, but it comes in well over thirty colors and patterns.
Besides the plain colors, the designs are different from what other providers offer. A plenty of styles and moods to choose from. The Totoro is just the one we like most. You may disagree with our choice when you see the rest of variants. ⇢ Amazon – $16.99.
Poetic Slimline Fire HD 8 2017 Tri-fold Case. What if we put aside the colorful designs and focus on the texture? Take a closer look at the Slimline case from Poetic. The outside is made of the premium woven fabric and gives the similar rich effect as Amazon’s original case, featured later in this overview.
The case – thanks to the fact that it’s one color – is extremely stylish and has a premium look. It’s available in five colors, playing nicely with the colors of the Amazon Fire HD 8: Black, Blue, Purple, Yellow, and Red. ⇢ Amazon – $12.95.
Ccmao Heavy-duty Shockproof Case for Amazon fire HD 8 2017. Shockproof cases usually look extremely ugly and heavy. Should they always have to look like an armor?
Finally, there is a case with a feminine smooth look, while maintaining all the goodness of the solid protective shockproof case cover. The dual layer system includes the polycarbonate hard shell (inside) and the flexible, anti-slip silicone (outside).
The case comes in four colors, including Rose Red + Black shown above. ⇢ Amazon – $16.99.
Pixiu Protective Heavy-duty Fire HD 8 2017 Cover. From Pixiu comes a similar shockproof case, but with a fashionable flower pattern on the back, making it even more girl-friendly.
You can choose from three color combinations, with Black, Mint Green, and Rose Gold as dominant colors. ⇢ Amazon – $16.99.
MoKo Keyboard Case for Amazon Fire HD 8, 2017 Release. Many users consider getting a keyboard for their tablet. It makes it much easier to answer an email or type a Facebook status.
You can buy a Bluetooth keyboard separately, no matter whether you need the case for your tablet or not. The other option is to buy the case that has the built-in keyboard.
One of such cases is offered by MoKo. The Bluetooth keyboard is easily detachable, so you don’t need to keep it inside the case all the time. The keys are made like the ones in laptops, giving a tactile response with every stroke.
You can get this keyboard case in one of four colors: Black, Indigo, Lucky Tree, and Starry Night. ⇢ Amazon – $38.99.
CLND 8-inch Tablet Case. And now a few proposals for a tablet sleeve. Sleeves are less practical but extremely beautiful. The one from CLND is handcrafted from 100% natural linen fabric and is lined inside with soft cotton.
The sleeve on the picture features two interior pockets and has a pattern of an old newspaper. In a message to seller, please provide the name of your tablet (“Amazon Fire HD 8, 2017 release”), and give the dimensions from the table in the beginning of this post. ⇢ Etsy – $24.99.
Gopher Handmade Tablet Sleeve. There are plenty of gorgeous felt tablet sleeves on Etsy, but we had to choose one. And the one from Gopher is stunningly different.
While most of the felt cases have light or dark gray color, this particular sleeve is not only vegan-friendly but has a marble-like white structure! Just like in many other cases available on Etsy, these sleeves are made to order, so make sure to give the details and dimensions of your Fire HD 8, and you will get the sleeve that’s exactly tailored. ⇢ Etsy – $23.99.
Pochette Gavotte Fire HD 8 Sleeve. This is probably the most elegant item in this overview. The sleeve from Pochette Gavotte is available in several colors, but we’ve picked cloudy green with charming beautiful hand-painted polka dots.
The sleeve is padded with 3 mm upholstery foam for better protection and features a natural wooden button closure on top. On the front, you’ll see a stylish Pochette Gavotte stamp. ⇢ Etsy – $26.99.
Original Amazon Fire HD 8 Case Cover, 2017 Release. Obviously, you can always get the original case from Amazon. While it’s one of the most expensive accessories in this overview, it offers the maximum compatibility with the tablet, both when it comes to features and color code.
The case is made from premium materials. The microfiber interior is pretty standard, but the material used on the outside stands out – just look how it catches the light! Plus, this case from Amazon offers an original way to use it as a stand – you fold the front cover once.
There are five colors options at hand: Canary Yellow, Charcoal Black, Cobalt Purple, Marine Blue, and Punch Red. If you consider its price as too high, you can always go for the Fire HD 8 bundle as save extra $15. ⇢ Amazon – $29.99.
DTTO Transformable Stand Cover for Fire HD 8 (2017). If you love the original Amazon case, but paying for it almost half of the tablet’s price sounds absurd, you can always go for a cheaper alternative.
The cases from DTTO were designed to be just that. The same color range and a similar folding technology – for a price that’s one-third lower. ⇢ Amazon – $17.99.
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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
Fast and responsive
Enjoy your entertainment with a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Fire HD 8 offers 50% more RAM than Fire 7 for faster performance.
No more worrying about storage space
With 2x more internal storage than Fire 7, Fire HD 8 comes standard with 16 GB. Expand your tablet’s storage by up to 256 GB using a microSD card, and keep photos, movies, and compatible games and apps with you. Plus enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire tablet.
Capture life’s moments
Fire HD 8 features a 2 MP rear-facing camera for taking photos or shooting 720p video. The front-facing VGA camera is perfect for Skype calls with friends and family.
Vibrant HD display
Fire HD 8 features a 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over a million pixels (189 ppi) and a bright, vivid picture. Enjoy movies and games in a crisp, clear HD resolution, with less glare and more brightness thanks to a stunning IPS (in-plane-switching) LCD display.
Power when you need it
Now with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, Fire HD 8 gives you the flexibility to go where 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 HD 8 is more durable than the latest iPad and 2x more durable than iPad mini 4 (and costs a lot less too).
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