The Amazon Kindle has become synonymous with ereaders and has carved out a nifty slice of that market. If you own an ereader, it's very likely you own an Amazon Kindle.
If you’ve picked up a Kindle, a Paperwhite or an Oasis, you’ll want to protect your investment against the elements and human error. Thankfully, each ereader offers its own set of unique options.
If you've got an Amazon ereader that needs protecting, keep reading as we’ve collected some of our favorites cases to keep your device in top condition.
We haven't had all of these Amazon Kindle cases in our test labs yet, but based on our experts' opinion and knowledge of the most reputable brands around, we think these are worth looking at.
Our selections take into account online reviews, brand reputation, product capability, or unique features, to help you pick through the maze of choices available to you.
Best cases for Amazon Kindle (2019)
Amazon is a great place to start for Kindle cases for obvious reasons, and this fabric-based option offers a great way to protect the back and the display.
With a magnetic connection to ensure it won’t open in your bag, it’ll also wake your Kindle when opened - so your device is ready when you are. You can also pick from a few colors, too.
If you’re on a budget, or are simply looking for something with more design options, this Fintie case is ideal. While its leather-style outer case isn’t genuine leather, it does offer a range of colors and patterns.
It also offers the same magnetic clasp as the Amazon version, including the sleep/wake functionality - but at almost half of the price.
Sticking with synthetic leather, this GOVTVA effort offers essentially the same functionality as the Fintie and the Amazon option (sleep/wake, magnetic clasp, and a variety of designs), but with an added handle on the back.
Not only can this ensure the Kindle doesn’t get away from you on a bumpy train ride or when in a busy place, but it also doubles as a kickstand - ideal for resting your arms after a long day.
While it’s not specifically designed for your Kindle, this 11-inch tablet sleeve from MoKo is a solid option regardless. Its slim, so won’t take up a lot of extra room in your bag or suitcase, and offers a sponge lining to prevent damage when your Kindle is dropped.
It comes in a variety of colors, and its zipped opening ensures you won’t need to worry too much about it accidentally opening and exposing your screen to anything that could scratch it.
Best cases for Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2021)
If you want a straightforward way of protecting your new Kindle Paperwhite, the official fabric cover is ideal. It's designed to be safe around water, while remaining thin and lightweight.
Its cover folds back so you can read with one hand, plus you can still charge it without needing to remove it. Opening and closing like a book, it takes moments to get your Kindle going. It's basic looking but highly effective.
For a touch of added class, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover looks great. It has a textured natural leather cover on the outside so it looks distinctly premium in nature. On the inside is microfibre protection that keeps your display safe against scratches.
Elsewhere are typical features for an official cover. It folds back for one-handed reading, can stay on your Kindle while charging, and it takes mere moments to wake your Paperwhite up. It's suitably thin and lightweight too so you won't be weighed down by it.
If you're looking for something more vibrant, the Fintie Folio Case looks delightful. A choice of different patterns, it's more distinctive than your average Kindle Paperwhite case. It's made from synthetic leather too so you get all the durability you need with none of the ethical dilemmas of regular leather.
It's easy to set up with an auto wake feature once you open the cover. A magnetic clasp keeps things secure while looking seamlessly effortless. It's a stylish third-party alternative.
Best cases for Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018)
Amazon’s own effort is an easy recommendation for Paperwhite 2018 owners. Offering water-safe fabric, you can read your Kindle by the pool or on the beach and know an accidental splash won’t ruin it, and the sleep/wake functionality makes it feel just like opening a book.
Once you throw it in a bag, the magnets will keep the front cover locked in place, and while there are only three color options, we’re surprised how much we’re drawn to the Canary Yellow variant.
If you’re not keen on the water-safe fabric, we’ve got good news - not only does Amazon offer a leather alternative for only $10 / £10 more, but there are more color choices, too.
As with the fabric version, it’s a snug fit for your tablet, but this time there’s a microfiber lining. Amazon also calls this its lightest leather cover, so it won’t add too much in the way of bulk to your Kindle.
If you fancy yourself as an artist, or have seen a design you like, Caseable offers the chance to add your own custom image print on your Kindle Paperwhite cover.
While you give up the magnetic clasp and sleep/wake functionality from other cases, you do get the opportunity to make your case entirely yours. The front cover is held in place by a band instead, which gives your device a notebook-like quality.
If your ereader doesn’t feel enough like an actual book for your liking, then Twelve South’s interesting Kindle case may be just what you’re looking for. Designed to look like a large, leather-bound book, it’ll help your Kindle fit right in on your bookshelf.
It’s not all looks, though - it’s also sturdy enough to protect your device if dropped, and has an internal kick-stand to read hands-free.
Best cases for Amazon Kindle Oasis (2019)
Amazon’s leather effort for the Oasis is gorgeous, and it only gets better with age thanks to its leather developing a natural patina over time.
As with many of the Amazon efforts, though, it does have some gaps at the top and bottom, but it’ll auto-wake your device when opened and offers a magnetic clasp to keep the display from being scratched or damaged in transit.
While this Fintie effort may look at first glance to be another case with a screen cover, it’s a little smarter than that. The microfiber-lined front panel can be opened like a book, but it can also fold over to form a kickstand for hands-free reading.
That doesn’t add bulk, though, as the cover still folds flat for one-handed reading, keeping the entire design perfectly slim.
If you want your Kindle Oasis to show off a little, then why not check out this leather option from boutique brand Noreve. Not only is it made of high-quality leather, but said leather is scratch and slip-resistant.
It’s still soft to the touch, and offers a magnetic clasp. If you’re looking for something more unique, then you can have a custom logo, initials, or name engraved on the inner lining, too.
Another Fintie entry on this list, but this flip case offers a kickstand for desk-based reading that’s more adjustable than the origami case mentioned above. With multiple patterns to choose from, it looks great, too.
For the low price, it’s got a nifty charger cut-out, and while your tablet can’t be flipped if you prefer the buttons on the other side, it does offer solid protection at the front and back.
Okay, so this WALNEW option isn’t necessarily a case - it’s more of a sleeve, but it does protect your device by tucking it inside a suede lining to prevent scratches.
It won’t add too much bulk, either, and it looks great - with four color options and a suede exterior that’s soft to the touch.