Best Kindle covers: Keep your eReader protected in style

The best options for adding some extra durability – and personality – to your Kindle

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A good eReader deserves a good cover to keep it company. While you might be tempted to use your Kindle in its original and naked form, after investing in one of the best Kindles picking out one of the best Kindle covers will help to protect it against marks and scratches, as well as making the device look a little less boring.

There’s a wealth of different options available to you, at all sorts of price points, and you should be able to find something to suit your taste and budget. Here, we've picked out some of our favourites for the standard Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Oasis eReaders.

Timovo Case for Kindle

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1. Timovo Case for Kindle

The best Kindle cover for catching the eye

Reasons to buy
+Stylish design
Reasons to avoid
-Not much protection

Keep your standard 10th-gen Kindle eReader safe from harm and add a splash of colour with this appealing case from Timovo. The tree design on the front is striking without being garish, and as well as improving the aesthetics of the device, it also makes it less vulnerable to scratches, bumps and drops.

The case features a magnetic closing that snaps shut in a pleasing fashion and the Kindle itself automatically responds to the case, waking up when the cover is opened and going to sleep when the cover gets shut (which is great for battery life). The main draw is the design, though – which we like a lot.

Fintie Stand Case for Kindle

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2. Fintie Stand Case for Kindle

The best Kindle cover for standing up your eReader

Reasons to buy
+Integrated stand
Reasons to avoid
-Only one material

The Fintie Stand Case for the standard 10th-gen Kindle model goes way beyond the duties of a basic case, giving you some useful storage space for cards and cash, and doubling up as a stand for those times when you want to give your hands a rest and have your eReader propped in front of you.

You've got a variety of case cover designs to choose from as well – the soft pink featured here, as well as black and grey options. Other pictures and designs are available, too, including nature and space designs. The case can control the Kindle's sleep and wake state as it shuts and opens, and it has a magnetic clasp.

Ayotu Case for Kindle

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3. Ayotu Case for Kindle

The best Kindle case for the entry level Kindle

Reasons to buy
+Attractive looks
Reasons to avoid
-Only fits the basic Kindle

Quite simply one of the most eye-catching cover designs we've seen to date for the standard 10th-generation Kindle – or, should we say, series of designs, because besides the crane artwork you can see here, there are 21 other nature-inspired designs to pick from. You should be able to find something to suit your own style.

Besides the visual appeal of the Ayotu Case, it's solid and robust as well, without adding much in the way of bulk to your Kindle eReader. You've got artificial leather on the outside, and microfibre on the inside. The case shuts snugly using magnets, automatically waking up your Kindle when it opens and sending it back to sleep when you close it.

Twelve South BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite

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4. Twelve South BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite

The best Kindle cover for the authentic book effect

Reasons to buy
+Something different to the norm
Reasons to avoid
-On the expensive side

Some people just want a thin, lightweight layer of protection for their Kindle Paperwhite; others want something to make their digital eReader look like an actual book, and if you fall into the latter category, then the Twelve South BookBook is the perfect choice for the Kindle Paperwhite – and it comes with an integrated kickstand, too.

It transforms your Kindle Paperwhite into a tome that looks at home on an actual bookshelf (handy, if that's where you want to keep it). Your eReader is kept protected with a zip closing, while the cover is made from hand-distressed genuine leather. Your Paperwhite will wake up and go to sleep as the case opens and shuts, too.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover

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5. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover

The best Kindle cover for protecting against splashes

Reasons to buy
+Splash-proof fabric
Reasons to avoid
-Plain design

Sometimes it's best to pick gadgets and gadget covers from the same source, and that's the case with this Water-Safe Fabric Cover for the Kindle Paperwhite, made by Amazon itself. Just about everything you need to know about it is in the title – it'll keep your eReader safe from harm, it's lightweight, it has a fabric casing and it's splash-proof. That means a few drops of rain won't affect your gadget, but you shouldn't throw it into the pool and expect it to come back working fine. 

You've got three classic colours to choose from – blue, charcoal black and yellow – and as you open and close it, it'll wake up your Kindle or put it to sleep. A magnetic attachment ensures a secure closing.

Omoton Kindle Paperwhite Smart Shell

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6. Omoton Kindle Paperwhite Smart Shell

The best Kindle cover for simple protection

Reasons to buy
+Doesn't add much bulk
Reasons to avoid
-Not the most attractive

The Omoton Smart Shell cover for the Kindle Paperwhite gives you a functional and affordable case with two main objectives: To keep your eReader safe from marks and scratches, and to not cost much at all. We'd say that it achieves those aims rather well, so we're pleased to recommend it.

It's quite plain and simple in the looks department, though factor in that it costs a fraction of some of the alternatives, and you can see why we find it appealing – these are sold in packs of two, so it's a fantastic deal. The case is lightweight and fits snugly, and will wake up your Kindle and put it to sleep as you open and close the case.

ACcolor Case for Kindle Oasis

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7. ACcolor Case for Kindle Oasis

The best Kindle cover for colourful protection

Reasons to buy
+Protect your Kindle from harm
Reasons to avoid
-Design won't suit everyone

The Kindle Oasis isn't cheap, so you perhaps don't want to be spending a huge amount of money on a case cover on top. Fortunately, the ACcolor case is both top-quality and affordable, made from lightweight, durable artificial leather and in a choice of colours, including brown, red, black, rose gold, pink and sky blue.

The cover supports auto-sleep on the Oasis – so the eReader goes in and out of sleep mode as you open and close the case – and there's a useful front pocket, too. The cover folds right round behind the Kindle Oasis, which means you can keep on reading it with one hand as normal.

Walnew Kindle Oasis Sleeve

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8. Walnew Kindle Oasis Sleeve

The best Kindle cover for caressing your eReader

Reasons to buy
+Smooth, protective fabric
Reasons to avoid
-More of a pouch than a cover

Besides the classic cover designs, you can also find sleeves for your eReader, which might suit you better – slimline pouches that you slide your Kindle in and out of, rather than opening it up. This high-quality option from Walnew is one of the best in the business when it comes to the premium Kindle Oasis.

Made from high-quality materials, it has a suede exterior and a soft fabric interior, so your Kindle Oasis is well protected from knocks and scuffs. There's a magnetic closing mechanism, and it's available in a range of colours, including pink, black, grey and blue. Perfect for dropping your Kindle into a bag.

Amazon Kindle Oasis Premium Leather Cover

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9. Amazon Kindle Oasis Premium Leather Cover

The best Kindle cover for premium protection for the premium Kindle

Reasons to buy
+Looks the part
Reasons to avoid
-It'll cost you

Treat your premium Amazon eReader to a premium cover with this official case from Amazon, which wraps around the most expensive Oasis Kindle. It’s made out of supple premium brown leather and is designed to develop a naturally worn pattern over time, so every cover is unique.

There's an Amazon logo down in the lower right corner of the cover – so no one's in any doubt about the brand of eReader that you're carrying – and a magnetic attachment ensures it's firmly closed when you're not using your Kindle. It'll automatically wake up your Kindle when you open it, and put it to sleep when you close it, too.