Amazon’s 10th generation Kindle Paperwhite is the thinnest and lightest model to date. It’s a godsend for users who love to carry a virtual library of books, want access to the newest releases and desire a top-quality device for making reading at all times of the day comfortable and easy. In short, if you love reading, the Kindle Paperwhite is, without doubt, the thing you should pack if you intend to get stuck on a desert island. And since it’s so light and amazing, we also keep our devices protected with one of the best Kindle Paperwhite cases.
Compared to other Amazon devices, like the Basic Kindle and Kindle Fire, the Paperwhite makes enjoyable reading a priority. It wasn’t made for watching Netflix or scrolling through Facebook. It was designed to deliver the most comfortable reading experience possible. The device achieves this through its flush front design and a 300 ppi glare-free display. This advanced feature allows you to read the paper-like screen even in the brightest sunlight without a problem.
You’ll also be impressed by the battery life, which can keep you reading for weeks on end on only a single charge. Plus, this generation of devices are waterproof, meaning there’s no cause for alarm when you’re reading by the pool, caught in the rain or the device slips from your hand in the bath. There’s 8GB of internal memory and for those times when you feel like sitting back and having a book read to you, the Paperwhite is Audible-capable and includes Bluetooth technology for wireless connectivity. Nighttime reading is also covered by the handy, built-in, adjustable light.
To give your Kindle Paperwhite some added protection and an individual appearance, we’ve put together a selection of the best cases available. From the ever-popular Amazon brand option to full leather cases, there really is a case for every taste.
1. All-New Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover
When it comes to choosing a case for any of your Amazon devices, Amazon’s own brand options are always worth checking out. In the case of this All-New Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover, you’ll have a case which snugly fits around your device and provides a water-safe fabric barrier. The book-like design wakes your Kindle when opened and puts it to sleep when closed. Plus, the magnetic attachment ensures your case remains closed when you want it to. This option is available in three different classic colors, namely charcoal black, marine blue and canary yellow.
2. OMOTON Kindle Paperwhite Case
The OMOTON Kindle Paperwhite Case is a budget-friendly alternative to Amazon’s own brand option. It wakes your device when you open it, sleeps the Kindle when you close it and securely fits around your device. The anti-skid and waterproof PU leather exterior gives your device plenty of protection while keeping it lightweight. Plus, the magnetic closure means there’s no need for any external straps which keeps device slim and makes it a breeze to transport and store. This cover is available in a range of colors, including red, blue and orange as well as an eye-catching, tree-covered design.
3. Infiland Kindle Paperwhite 2018 Case
The Infiland Kindle Paperwhite 2018 Case sports a multi-layered structure, which provides protection and a comfortable denim-like feel without drastically increasing the thickness of your device. It’s available in a range of different colors and designs, including Van Gogh’s Starry Night and a starry galaxy. The case also includes precise cutouts, making it easy to use buttons, charge your device and switch it on and off.
4. MoKo Case Premium Vertical Flip Cover
BEST STAND OPTION
The MoKo Case Premium Vertical Flip Cover is a great choice for users who love to read with their Kindle in a table-mounted vertical orientation. The flippable front acts as a stand for your device and allows for hands-free viewing at three different angles. The case also includes precise cutouts for the power button and a charging cord to ensure hassle-free operation of your Paperwhite. In addition, the front cover includes a secure, magnetic connection, which helps to keep the flap in place. There are also a number of materials and styles to choose from, including synthetic leather and denim.
5. Ayotu Magic Book Series Case
BEST DECORATIVE COVER
If you’re looking for a case with a unique appearance for easy identification, the Ayotu Magic Book Series Case could be the right one for you. It’s available in over 30 different designs, which include everything from plain colors and vintage book styles to headphone-wearing elephants and constellation-filled options. The lightweight case also fits snugly around your device and includes a magnetic closure, which wakes the Paperwhite when it’s opened and puts it to sleep when it’s closed.
6. Fintie Stand Case
BEST FOR IN-HAND READING
The Fintie Stand Case includes everything you could want for secure, one-handed reading and media viewing. The high-quality case includes a microfiber interior, which is soft against the screen, and a durable, wear-resistant exterior to protect your device against unforeseen bumps. The design includes a built-in foldable stand for easy, hands-free viewing and a hand strap, which makes one-handed reading possible. The stand also boasts space for storing a card. Plus, you’ll find the front cover has a magnetic closure, which ensures your device’s security.
7. All-New Kindle Paperwhite Premium Leather Cover
For anyone who wants their Paperwhite device to stand out from the crowd, the All-New Kindle Paperwhite Premium Leather Cover offers a unique and high-quality premium leather finish. It fits securely around your device while still keeping your device slim and lightweight, allowing for comfortable reading for hours at a time. The cover features a magnetic closure and also wakes and sleeps your device as it’s opened and closed. Over time, the cover’s premium leather will also create a unique finish as it develops patina and therefore individual character for your device.
8. NuPro Anti-Glare Screen Protector
BEST SCREEN PROTECTOR
Okay, fine. So maybe this is less of a case and more of a “just in case,” but either way it comes in handy. This anti-glare screen protector does more than ensure you’re able to read on the beach. It will help protect the touch screen on your Kindle from smudges and scratches, which if you’ve ever tried reading at the beach, are all too familiar with. What we especially like about this screen protector though is that it’s easy to put on and take off, and it adds no weight to the device. Pair it with your favorite case and your Kindle Paperwhite is about as sturdy as it can ever be.
9. MoKo Standing Origami Case
BEST ORIGAMI CASE
The great thing about an origami case is that you can utilize a stand without the usual bulk that comes with a traditional stand case. The origami case uses magnets and clever folds to help you position your Paperwhite in whatever orientation you see fit. And while you can’t take advantage of landscape mode (like you could with a Kindle Fire, for instance), the ability to use a stand without the added weight is a huge plus.
The origami case comes in several colors and patterns, but we’re partial to the Indigo (shown here).
10. MoKo Felt Sleeve
If transportation is your primary reason for a case, consider opting for this handsome felt sleeve case from MoKo. Though maybe not as robust as some of the hard-shell cases featured on our list, this felt sleeve is without a doubt one of the better-looking options we have. Likewise, the lack of any hard corners will ensure your Paperwhite is scratch-free throughout the duration of your journey. Finally, the sleeve allows for storage of other devices (be they phone, wallet or otherwise), allowing you to better organize your bag as you travel.
10. Amazon Cork Cover Case
If you’re searching for a cool, alternative look for your Kindle Paperwhite case, opt for this cork cover from Amazon. Aside from aesthetics, we really like this case because it’s green (as in the environment) and it’s waterproof. Seeing as how the 10th Generation Kindles are waterproof, it feels only right to add a case that is equally water-safe. Some reviewers have even reported using these cases in the bathtub with positive results. Amazon’s cork case is light, naturally made and a great way to set your Paperwhite apart from the crowd, while still keeping it protected.