The 6 Best Kindle Cases That Are Stylish and Protective
Whether heading to the pool or chilling on the couch with the newest summer read, we've got the Kindle e-reader case that best matches any lifestyle.
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We’ve evaluated the best Kindle cases for all of your summer reading, regardless of which Kindle e-reader you own. It can feel confusing with so many different devices on the market. Whether you’re focused on glam, or you need one that’s more economical, we’ve got you in mind.
A Kindle case is a cover or jacket for a Kindle device to keep it safe while carrying it from one place to the next or while reading a free Kindle book. Made from a variety of materials, like plastic, fabric, synthetic leather or real leather, you can find one with almost any design. From solid colors to nature or space-themed, and everything in between, it’s easy to find one that matches anyone’s personality.
For starters, think about where you’ll go to read—to the beach, the library, a coffee shop or all of the above? If you’re gifting a Kindle case to someone for their birthday or for a recent high school grad before they head off to college, think about how they’ll use their e-reader too (they might like these inspirational grad books). Most of our Kindle cases start around just $15. We’ve included some that are more basic and a few flashy ones too.
The best Kindle cases
Fintie Stand Case
This Kindle stand case is made for the 11th Generation Kindle Paperwhite, including the Signature Edition. Starting around $20, the synthetic leather sleeve comes in 24 different color options—our favorite being the marble designs. They also offer a variety of cases for the 2022 basic 6-inch Kindle and a flip case for the Kindle Oasis, along with a slim-shell option for the Kindle Scribe (though there are limited color choices for the last two).
The non-scratch microfiber interior protects the screen from scratches, debris and unwanted fingerprints. Their hand strap makes reading with one hand more comfortable, and you’ll love the foldable stand for a hands-free experience. We love the built-in card slot for an ID, credit cards or some cash—making this an excellent travel option. You might like these summer escape reads to add to your Kindle too.
“Fits perfectly for my Kindle. The vintage library print/style is nice and eye-catching,” writes Rosemarie in her five-star review. “I got a few compliments on this Kindle 6.8 inches case, as it’s not in physical stores to buy. I highly recommend this product; it’s a good catch.”
- 24 different color options
- Budget-friendly price
- Non-scratch microfiber interior
- Hand strap
- Foldable stand
- Built-in card slot
- Over 5,000 Amazon ratings with a 4.7-star average
- Only a few solid color choices
This reasonably priced Kindle case fits the Kindle Paperwhite and also offers a smaller case for the basic Kindle e-reader as well. You can also get larger cases for the Kindle Oasis (in eight different colors) and a stand case for the Kindle Scribe (in three color options).
This case comes in 11 different colors, covering floral and fruit themes, horoscopes, starry night art and travel—plus a cute library one. These start around just $12 and go up in price to around $21. We love the magnet that keeps the device closed when not in use.
Slim and lightweight, the no-scratch microfiber interior keeps the device from scuffing, and the artificial exterior leather is water-resistant. See why one of our editors fell in love with the Kindle Paperwhite.
- Budget-friendly price
- 11 different color themes
- Water-resistant case
- No-scratch microfiber interior
- Slim and lightweight
- Magnet to keep the device closed
- Over 3,000 Amazon ratings with a 4.8-star average
- No solid color options
ExtraStudio Tooled Leather Case
You might not have leather-bound books, but you can have a handmade leather case! This Italian leather case works for a variety of Kindle devices (even for some Kindle Fire models), including the basic 6-inch Kindle e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Oasis. They’ve even got customizable cases for the Kindle Scribe, with an option to engrave your initials or logo.
You’ll love the attention to detail, starting with the full-grain Italian leather that’s hand-stitched using the saddle stitch method. This brown or black case is a bit of a splurge, starting around $53, but built to last. The elastic leather handle gives you more flexibility while you download a beach read.
- Full grain leather with hand-stitching
- Fits 10+ models/generations
- Elastic leather handle
- High quality made to last
- Only two color choices
- A bit on the pricier side
AvocatoCrafts Embroidered Daisy Sleeve
Whether you’re crafty or not, this stylish Kindle case makes you look fashionable and protects your e-reader while you pick up the next Booktok book. Made from linen on the exterior and cotton on the interior, this floral case is gentle on your Paperwhite or Oasis e-reader.
You’ll love the elastic external wooden button that closes this case giving it a vintage appearance. Ranging in price from $22 to $25, this case is available in three different sizes. That way, you’ll get a snug fit for your specific Kindle. Find a similar design on Etsy for the Kindle Scribe.
- Offers a homemade, fashionable sleeved look
- Budget-friendly price
- Made from soft materials
- Comes in 3 different sizes for Paperwhite and Oasis (and an option for the 6-inch Kindle).
- Not waterproof
Vori Stand Case
Give your Kindle Paperwhite high-quality protection with this splashproof Kindle case. This snug fit only works for the 6.8-inch display, but there is also a smaller case for the basic 6-inch Kindle. Starting around $22, you get seven color options—our favorite is watercolor spots.
We also love the adjustable hand strap and the magnetic clasp. Made of synthetic leather, this device offers basic protection against water splashes. If your device gets wet with more than a few splashes, remove the device and dry it and the case thoroughly.
“The Vori Kindle Paperwhite 11 Cover looks great, protects the device and is very comfortable to hold,” writes verified purchaser Lisa L. Pagliaro. “I like having the option to stand up the Kindle on my desk and the handle also is a nice feature. I love the Van Gogh design and highly recommend this item.”
- Foldable stand
- Magnetic clasp
- Adjustable hand strap
- No solid color options
- No option for Kindle Oasis or Kindle Scribe
TheSparkleCase Create Your Own Case
Use your own photos or a collage of your favorite book covers for your own design with this customizable Kindle case that’s available for the basic Kindle e-reader and for a variety of Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis devices as well. For around $27, you can’t beat the attention to detail, which starts with your personal message describing your custom order.
You’ll love the silky leather texture. But, since each design is unique, colors may vary slightly, along with the position of the graphics. A very satisfied Etsy shopper shares, “This was phenomenal. The seller was so prompt to respond to me, even including a mock-up immediately, when I asked if my image was high enough resolution to print well.” Note: The built-in magnet works to close the front cover, but not when flipped to the back.
- Customizable for any image or collage
- Built-in magnet for the front
- Prompt interaction with the seller
- Not available for the Kindle Scribe
What to look for when buying a Kindle case
What to look for will vary by person, depending on how you plan to use the Kindle device. Is the e-reader for work or mostly for pleasure? Take some time to read the reviews to see if certain features shine more than others. Perhaps you might want a hand strap or a foldable stand. For privacy for the device, focus on a magnetic clasp.
Getting the right case for a Kindle depends on your lifestyle, budget and how you’re planning to use it. If you toss it in a tote bag and bring it along everywhere, you’ll want one that’s high quality and fairly indestructible (which may cost more). When reading from a recliner in the pool or on a boat out at the lake, grab a case that’s splash-proof (just in case). But if the device mostly sits by a bedside, the focus could be on customizing it with fun family pictures instead.
How we found the best Kindle covers
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Is it worth getting a Kindle case?
If you value your Kindle e-reader (whether you’ve got the basic Kindle, the Paperwhite, the Oasis or the Scribe), it’s definitely worth getting a case for it. While Kindle cases offer a variety of different features, they provide a certain amount of general protection against scratches, fingerprints and other types of damage. Kindle cases are generally quite slim, lightweight and fun to pair with your own style and personality.
Will an 11th-generation case fit a 10th-generation Kindle?
There are 10th and 11th-generation options for the basic Kindle e-reader and the Kindle Paperwhite devices. The 11th generation of the basic Kindle came out in 2022, while the 11th generation of the Kindle Paperwhite came out in 2021. With both of these devices, the sizes are slightly different from the previous generation. That means, in most instances, you will need a specific case that matches the Kindle’s precise model and generation.
It’s not just about the differing screen sizes of the Kindle e-readers. Factor in the specific locations of the charging port and buttons. If the case you’re considering doesn’t require a snug fit, it’s possible the newer case may fit the older device. But for maximum protection, we recommend pairing the device with a case designed for its specific generation.
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