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When I am traveling, I often buy a paperback book at the airport and leave it on the plane because I’ve finished it. Lugging enough books around for a vacation can be quite a task. The ideal alternative is an E-Book reader, the most popular of which is the Kindle.
The Kindle concept +took the world by storm a few years ago. The currently most popular device in the range is the Kindle Fire. However, being electronic and portable they are in danger from damage. The screen can be broken or scratched if it isn’t protected in some way. Dropping or hitting the Kindle against something hard can damage it’s internals and stop it working entirely.
As with smartphones, a range of protective cases and covers have come onto the market specifically designed to protect the Kindle from damage. Some are relatively simple, designed to provide protection only, and some are more fully functional with the ability to act as a wallet or notecase. Bling is an added bonus, or indeed the only reason for purchase with some cases or covers.
If you do use your Kindle a lot, particularly on the move, then we recommend a protective case or cover to minimize the possibility of damage. We’ve set out our review of the top ten Kindle Fire HDX cases to give you an idea of what is available.
Table of Contents
- 1 Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Zip Sleeve, Graphite (fits the Kindle Fire HD and HDX 7″)
- 2 Amazon Kindle Fire HD Standing Polyurethane Origami Case, Mineral Black
- 3 Belkin Chambray Cover for Kindle Fire HD, Blacktop
- 4 MarBlue Ultra Lightweight Origin Case for Fire HDX 8.9, Black
- 5 OtterBox Defender Standing Case for Kindle Fire HDX 7″, Black
- 6 Kindle Fire HDX 7 Case – Poetic Kindle Fire HDX 7 Case
- 7 VanGoddy Hydei Bag Case for Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 Tablet
- 8 SUPCASE Amazon All-New Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Premium Slim Hard Shell Leather Case (Black)
- 9 MoKo Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Case – Slim Folding Cover Case
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Zip Sleeve, Graphite (fits the Kindle Fire HD and HDX 7″)
The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Zip Sleeveis one of the cheapest sleeves available. It comes in a range of different colours and is readily available from retailers and the Amazon website. The lightweight sleeve is manufactured from a durable textile material and is secured with a zip. It provides minimal screen protection and a solid hit on the screen will damage it. In our view, it is best looked at as a storage cover, and a second stronger case will be needed for screen protection while you are on the move. If the Kindle never leaves the house, this is worth a look.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD Standing Polyurethane Origami Case, Mineral Black
The next Amazon offering, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD Standing Polyurethane Origami Case is a much better option for the road warrior. It is both a multi-function sleeve and protective case, designed to provide protection when the Kindle is in a briefcase or backpack. A recommendation for considering it is its folding capability, (Origami, get it?) which allows the front cover to be folded up as a support to the Kindle. In this way it is easy to have it on the table so you can read or watch streaming video without needing to hold it. Great for catching up with the latest news while eating breakfast or supper in your hotel.
Belkin Chambray Cover for Kindle Fire HD, Blacktop
The Belkin Chambray Cover for All New Kindle Fire HD is similar to the Amazon Origami. It looks a bit like a leather bound notebook , provides an excellent level of protection, and in design is on a par with many of its more expensive cousins. It is available in a range of four colors, and because it can fold into a stand it is again ideal for hands free use.
MarBlue Ultra Lightweight Origin Case for Fire HDX 8.9, Black
Again similar to the Belkin and Amazon cases, the Belkin Chambray Cover for All New Kindle Fire HD doesn’t quite compare visually, but makes up for its average looks with better functionality. Looking like a black leather notebook, the Belkin Chambray Cover for All New Kindle Fire HD incorporates magnets to make for more positive folding, thereby making it easier to handle. Once again it can be your dining companion, sitting on the table in its stand format. In our opinion, it just shades the Belkin.
OtterBox Defender Standing Case for Kindle Fire HDX 7″, Black
Otterbox have a reputation of providing rugged and effective cases that might not be the prettiest around, but provide an exceptional level of protection and value for money. The Defender Standing Case for Kindle Fire HDX continues this tradition. Functional, rather than pretty it is the ideal case for the road warrior or outdoorsman. Indeed, that is how Otterbox advertise it. It provides three layers of protection, a rigid plastic case, a rubber overlay and a transparent plastic screen protector. Once again it can be your dining companion, sitting on the table in its stand format.
Kindle Fire HDX 7 Case – Poetic Kindle Fire HDX 7 Case
We really can’t say much about the Poetic Slimline Case for New Kindle Fire HDX that we haven’t already said about other covers and cases, other than it is probably one of the slimmest and lightest. It does provide decent protection without making the Kindle seem thicker or heavier. The range is available in eight different colors. Has magnets and the front cover can be folded into a stand. Great for the road warrior or traveler.
VanGoddy Hydei Bag Case for Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 Tablet
The VanGoddy Hydei Bag Case for Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is a bit more than just a case or cover for the Kindle. It is advertised as a travel make that will protect the Kindle, and provides space to also carry other things like a notebook and the associated accessories. It is manufactured from a fabric that Van Goddy claim will protect the Kindle while travelling because of its microfiber base. A decent range of colour options and a snazzy design provide great functionality and value for money. However, you will need tio sauce bottle to hold up the Kindle while eating. No stand function.
SUPCASE Amazon All-New Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Premium Slim Hard Shell Leather Case (Black)
At an excellent value for money price, the SUPCASE Premium Slim Hard Shell Leather Case looks good with its synthetic leather cover. Inside the case, a soft fabric lining protects the Kindle from bumps and scratches. The case also includes several internal pockets for accessories and whatever else you might want to carry. Its appeal is enhanced by coming in a range of five colors. The final recommendation is its availability as a dining companion by using its adjustable stand.
MoKo Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Case – Slim Folding Cover Case
Now we are beginning to talk to the real seasoned road warrior who wants the maximum from their HDX and their case. The MoKo Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 Case is a superb three in one product that meets most requirements bar one. The package includes a Bluetooth keyboard, but our one gripe, no mouse. Its design is smart, sporting a synthetic leather cover to protect the Kindle HDX from bumps and scrapes. MoKO claim that this case will turn your Kindle into a netbook. One without a mouse, but I suppose you could buy a Bluetooth mouse yourself. Again an excellent dining companion by activating the adjustable stand.