5 Best Cases for the Kindle Paperwhite

Reminiscent of some of Apples original device designs, early Kindles were among my favourite devices of all time. Sure it wasn’t the easiest device to use, but it’s dogged adherence to fulfilling it’s one niche works well for me. Despite my love for the device, and we have a few in our household, recent Kindles are not known for their build quality, the Kindle Paperwhite included. Protecting your Paperwhite with the right case will save the screen from scratches and might just save the device from some catastrophic fall. Especially so when young slippery hands are involved. My criteria for selecting a case is quite simple, it should be priced accordingly for a mass market product, it should protect while not adding unnecessary bulk, and it should be somewhat attractive. The following are five of the most readily available cases for the Paperwhite that fit the above criteria.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover

Made by (or for) Amazon this case features an attractive leather exterior alluding to the Kindles analogue lineage. The most expensive of the five, the form fitted interior secures your device without straps covering the front, will wake or put your device to sleep by opening or closing the cover. Reviews of the case are generally positive.

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OMOTON Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Case Cover

The OMOTON presents the best value out of my selection by offering exceptional protection in a case that is attractive and very aggressively priced. The exterior of the case consists of a non-slip leather-like material, textured plastic shell, and an interior with a soft microfibre interior. Importantly, the OMOTON automatically wakes or puts your device to sleep when the cover is opened or closed. Reviews of the case are pretty much universally positive.

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Fintie Folio Case

Very similar to the OMOTON case in terms of price and protection, the Fintie Folio Case has all of the features you find in OMOTON but with a far more noticeable faux leather exterior. For me this is a major drawback but for many (hi mom) the faux leather is very attractive. Very reasonably priced and general positive reviews.

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Poetic Vertical Flip Cover Case

If reading handsfree is important to you than the Poetic Vertical Flip Cover Case is worth a look. Weighing just 3.8oz, this plastic case like the others will automatically turn on when opened and turn off when closed. The exterior is Faux leather, straps hold your Kindle tight, and you have easy access to all ports. The two reading positions seem perfect for when you don’t want to hold your Kindle while reading.

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Marblue SportGrip Paperwhite Cover

This case is made from cushioned, soft, durable high-grade silicone and importantly is available in a variety of very very bright colors. It doesn’t have the features of the others but it’s worthy of consideration if you love the feel of the material and want a case with more fun color. Despite all the silicon, the case still allows for complete access to all ports, buttons, and speakers.


Timbuk2 Kindle & Kindle Touch Slim Sleeve

Timbuk2 Kindle & Kindle Touch Slim Sleeve
I’m a big fan of my kindle (I want to be a fan of the Fire but the reviews thus far are very poor) and like many of my devices I like to dress it up in a protective case. Timbuk2 recently introduced this thin sleeve specifically for the Kindle and the new Kindle Touch. The Slim Sleeve features high-density foam padding, a scratch-resistant lining, and a convenient velcro opening. It looks great too. Reasonably priced and a great way to keep your device protected and dust free.
Timbuk2 Kindle & Kindle Touch Slim Sleeve


Wrappers Kindle 3 Sleeve

Wrappers Kindle 3 Sleeve
What could be better than a sleeve made from 100% cotton Ralph Lauren Bikini Stripe?More great work from Wrappers in the UK. This sleeve features Black Alcantara trim, a waterproof microfibre lining and is padded with 3mm closed cell foam for screen protection.
Wrappers Kindle 3 Sleeve


Acase Vintage Leather Case for Kindle

Acase Vintage Acme Brown Genuine Leather Case with LED light for Amazon Kindle 3
Acase Vintage Acme Brown Genuine Leather Case with LED light for Amazon Kindle 3
This inexpensive case from Acase looks like an attractive way to carry your Kindle. Made from “professional looking” Brazilian leather and suede lining to protect your device from scratches. Inside straps on the top and bottom edges keep the Kindle in place, and an outside strap keep is secure when the case is closed. LED light included.
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Kindle Smart Jacket

Kindle Smart Jacket

It’s about time the KIndle received some repurposed canvas love. I might worry about the weight a bit but it certainly would be far less than any hardcover book I own. Like the other bags in their catalogue this looks great.

The Temple Smart Jacket has an intuitive design featuring a magnetic removable stand which allows for hands free table top or airplane tray reading. The Kindle Smart Jacket is constructed out of authentic WWII re-purposed canvas, khaki twill lining, and 100% oiled saddle leather trims.

Kindle Smart Jacket


DIY Case for Kindle

Kindle DIY Case
In his excellent write-up on the Kindle 3, Marco Arment suggests a great interim solution to protect your device while in transit.

A standard 6×10 bubble envelope — the size you’d use for shipping a DVD in a case — actually makes a decent low-budget Kindle 3 slipcase. And if your goal is to just throw it in a bag and have basic scratch protection until you remove it for use, it’s a pretty good solution.

Kindle 3 first impressions


Ribandhull Felt Kindle Sleeve

Ribandhull Felt Kindle Sleeve
Though the Kindle 3 may have a much lower price, making it far more mass market, that doesn’t mean you should skimp on a stylish bag nor need your sleeve have a mass-market look. Handmade with 3mm thick German wool felt this simple sleeve will protect your Kindle in an analogue and classic style. Ribandhull ‘s Kindle Sleeve features a naturally died leather that will only look better with age and secure snaps that won’t damage your reader.
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