Best Kindle covers: Keep your eReader protected in style with these options

Our round-up of the best Kindle covers for adding extra durability—and personality—to your device

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The best Kindle covers are key to protecting your device from harm whilst you get on with reading your favorite novels. 

While you might be tempted to use your device without one, the best Kindles warrant a protective case that serves as an effective barrier against marks, scratches, and accidents—and as something that can give your device a super stylish look too. Kindle cases are well worth purchasing, as a Kindle device is normally a fairly expensive purchase—so it's wise to invest in protecting it. Typically, many covers have a fabric inner lining such as microfiber, designed to protect the delicate screen, and an outer casing of harder leather or plastic, in order to protect the device from any falls or spills. 

There are a wealth of different Kindle covers available to you, at all sorts of price points and sizes, so you should be able to find something to suit your taste and budget. Generally, the most popular Kindle covers are 'folio' cases, which operate similarly to a book, with a hard cover either side that you can flip open and closed. As such, we've included a lot of these below, as well as a few differently designed covers if you want something a bit different. 

Perhaps the most popular Kindle covers come from Amazon themselves, but there are some lovely-looking covers to be found at other retailers too, such as Etsy, eBay, Walmart and Currys. To make your search easier, we’ve rounded up the best cases for the standard Kindle, the mid-tier Kindle Paperwhite, and the more luxe Kindle Oasis—two of the best eReaders on the market. We even went ahead and answered common questions you may have on your shopping journey. All you need now is the best book club books in your library, and you'll be ready to go.

How to pick the right Kindle cover for you

Picking a Kindle cover you like is simple, but there are a few things to bear in mind before you make that purchase. Here are a few of the most important things to consider when picking the right Kindle cover for you. 

  • Weight: For a more comfortable reading experience, your cover shouldn’t feel too hefty to hold—however, some may prefer a more sturdy feeling (and therefore slightly heavier) cover. The best Kindle covers balance lightweight design with maximum protection and durability. If you want or need a lighter case, one made in plastic, suede, or fabric, is probably a better option for you. However, faux leather or leather cases might be better for those who don't mind a slightly weightier option.
  • Features offered: Some Kindle covers include useful functions, such as a magnetic closure, an on/off capability, an auto-sleep function, or even a helpful hand grip. If features like these are important to you, make sure to look for a case that includes them, as not all of them do. Some covers really are just screen protectors—which is absolutely fine if that is all you are after.
  • Dimensions: Your case needs to be compatible with your specific Kindle’s shape, size, and model. Be sure to check the specs on each Kindle cover before buying. For example, some Kindle covers are only compatible with certain Kindle models—not every case will be available for every Kindle.
  • Style/color: This will be unique to everyone. Kindle covers vary in style and design, so consider what you want yours to look like before purchasing. Are you after a sleek, professional looking Kindle cover that you can keep on your work desk? Or do you want a fun brightly-colored case that reflects your personal style? Of course the color and design of your case won't change how it works, but it's an important consideration to make. 

The best Kindle covers to buy

Kindle covers options: Timovo Case for Kindle

Timovo Case for Kindle

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1. Timovo Case for Kindle

The best Kindle cover for catching the eye

Compatible with: All-New Amazon Kindle (10th Gen, 2019 Release)
Dimensions: 6.55 x 4.55 x 0.33 inches
Material: Faux Leather
Reasons to buy
+Variety of unique styles+Lightweight+Magnetic closure+Auto wake and sleep+Sleek design for portability+Soft interior for protection
Reasons to avoid
-Some say it feels like plastic-Could be more durable around the edges 

Keep your standard 10th-gen Kindle 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.

Kindle covers options: Fintie Stand Case for Kindle

Fintie Stand Case for Kindle

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2. Fintie Stand Case for Kindle

The best Kindle cover for standing your eReader up

Compatible with: Kindle (10th Gen, 2019 and 8th Gen, 2016)
Dimensions: 16 x 12.5 x 2 cm
Material: Faux Leather
Reasons to buy
+Integrated stand+Soft non-scratch microfiber interior+Hand strap allows you to comfortably read with one hand +Variety of unique styles
Reasons to avoid
-Not available for Kindle Paperwhite (10th Generation, 2018)

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 Kindle propped in front of you in order for you to devour the best eBooks to read.

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.

Kindle covers options: Ayotu Case for Kindle

Ayotu Case for Kindle

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3. Ayotu Slim Case for Kindle

The best Kindle case for a comfortable hold

Compatible with: Kindle (10th Gen, 2019 Release)
Dimensions: 11.6 x 1.2 x 16.3 cm
Material: Faux leather
Reasons to buy
+Variety of unique styles+Auto wake and sleep+Lightweight design+Soft protective interior+Comfortable hand grip+Integrated magnets keep the cover securely closed
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. 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, for when you're done reading any of your free eBooks.

Kindle covers options: Twelve South BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite

Twelve South BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite

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4. Twelve South BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite

The best Kindle cover for style

Compatible with: Kindle Paperwhite, (10th Gen, 2018-2020)
Dimensions: 19.1 x 2.5 x 14 cm
Material: Distressed genuine leather
Reasons to buy
+Clever and thoughtful design (resembles an authentic leather journal)+Auto wake and sleep+Hardback cover offers cushion+Reinforced spine helps absorb bumps+Integrated kickstand
Reasons to avoid
-On the expensive side-Limited style variety

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.

Kindle covers options: 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 water

Compatible with: Kindle Paperwhite (10th Gen, 2018)
Dimensions: Approx.167 x 116 x 8.18 mm
Material: Fabric
Reasons to buy
+Splash-proof fabric+Lightweight design, yet durable and sturdy+Variety of unique styles+Magnetic attachment ensures cover is securely closed
Reasons to avoid
-Looks a bit plain-May accumulate dust overtime

Sometimes it's best to pick devices and covers from the same place, 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. However, knowing how to reset your Kindle is a great idea should this happen!

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.

Kindle covers options: Omoton Kindle Paperwhite Smart Shell

Omoton Kindle Paperwhite Smart Shell

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6. Omoton Kindle Paperwhite Smart Shell

The best budget Kindle cover

Compatible with: Kindle Paperwhite (10th Gen, 2018)
Dimensions: 24.6 x 17.4 x 1.8 cm
Material: Faux leather
Reasons to buy
+Doesn't add much bulk - lightweight design+Auto sleep/wake feature+Antiskid and waterproof protection+Magnet clasp+Variety of unique styles
Reasons to avoid
-Might be a bit plain for some

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.

Kindle covers option: ACcolor Case for Kindle Oasis

ACcolor Case for Kindle Oasis

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7. ACcolor Case for Kindle Oasis

The best colorful Kindle cover

Compatible with: Kindle Oasis (10th Gen, 2019 Release & 9th Gen, 2017 Release)
Dimensions: 32 x 15 x 1.6 cm
Material: Leather
Reasons to buy
+Variety of unique styles+Lightweight design, yet durable+Outside pocket+Auto wake/sleep+Foldable
Reasons to avoid
-Runs on the smaller side-Some shoppers say it limits the ability to hold a kindle at various angles

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.

Kindle covers option: Walnew Kindle Oasis Sleeve

Walnew Kindle Oasis Sleeve

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8. Walnew Kindle Oasis Sleeve

The best Kindle cover for protection

Compatible with: Kindle Oasis (10th Gen 2019 / 9th Gen 2017)
Dimensions: 18.3 x 17 x 0.5 cm
Material: Suede
Reasons to buy
+Smooth, protective fabric+Magnetic closure+Lightweight design
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 on Amazon 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.

Kindle covers option: Amazon Kindle Oasis Premium Leather Cover

Amazon Kindle Oasis Premium Leather Cover

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9. Amazon Kindle Oasis Premium Leather Cover

The best Kindle cover for a premium look and feel

Compatible with: Kindle Oasis (10th Gen, 2019 and 9th Gen, 2017)
Dimensions: 19.2 x 14.8 x 1.6 cm
Material: Leather
Reasons to buy
+Lightweight design, yet durable+Auto wake/sleep+Magnetic attachment+Designed by Amazon
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-Limited style variety

Treat your premium Kindle to a premium cover with this official case from Amazon, which wraps around the most expensive Kindle, the Kindle Oasis. 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.

 What type of Kindle covers are available?

Kindle covers run the gamut, suiting a wide variety of personal preferences and needs. A good eReader should have a variety of cases to fit it. Here’s what’s currently dominating the market:

1. Folio or flip cases: very common, open and close like a tangible book, cover the contours and corners of your device, some feature outer pockets. Most leather cases are folio and/or flip based.

2. Tough and 'rugged' cases: generally more robust and feature layers of plastic for durability, many are waterproof and scratch resistant

3. Bumper cases: lightweight design offering coverage to corners, while exposing the front and back of your device

4. Pouch cases: typically made of fabric, rubber, and leather, scratch and smudge resistant, lend multi-purpose use (some can hold your iPad device, headphones, etc.)

5. Skins: tend to incorporate trending and colorful styles and textures

6. Silicon and rubber cases: hailed for affordability, soft and flexible in design, offer strong grip to prevent slipping

 How can I attach and remove my Kindle cover? 

Amazon provides an in-depth step-by-step guide that resolve both inquiries; but we're here to help you, below as copied from the page.

Attaching a Kindle cover:

1. Open your cover and lay it on a flat surface

2. Insert the top of your device into the top of the cover

3. Push on the lower corners of your Kindle device to snap it into the cover

4. Test to see if your Kindle device is secured with the casing

Removing a Kindle cover:

1. Push the lower right hand corner of the cover to separate it from your Kindle device

2. Grasp the separated lower corners of your Kindle device and the cover

3. Pull to remove your device from the cover

 How can I clean my Kindle cover? 

It's imperative to clean your Kindle case cover often, as it can easily become a petri dish of bacteria and grime with continued use.

The process is straightforward. First, you'll want use mild dish soap and a damp sponge; and lightly scrub on the inside flap until it's clean to your liking. Next, wipe down your case with a different cloth (one that isn't wet), which will eliminate residual soap and water. From there, you'll want to allow your case to air dry for a few hours.