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The Best Kindle Paperwhite Cases on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve covered cool back-to-school essentials, including the best laptopswireless mouses and keyboards, and laptop tables and carts, here we’re zeroing in on the best cases for the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, as reviewed on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best synthetic leather cases

Omoton Kindle Paperwhite Case Cover
$7

“LET ME TELL YOU: This is the cover you want for your Kindle Paperwhite! First, the Kindle fits snugly into the cover’s ‘pocket,’ so that there is a great bumper of protection all around your Kindle. The material of the Omoton is fantastic; it has a nice, slight grid texture that makes the grip safer, and it is lightweight — it hardly adds any weight. And if there was ever a spill (blast that thought!), the cover would wipe clean. Have you ever bought a pair of shoes that fit, looked good, and wore like a dream — so great that you wanted to buy another pair while the first pair was still new? That’s how I feel about my Omoton!”

“I knew I wanted a case for my Paperwhite since it would end up in a backpack from time to time. Spending $40 on a case is a bit over the top for me, but then going with the cheap one is a risk. This case was worth the risk. It looks really nice, the black has some texture to it that provides something to grip onto. It fits like a glove as well, the Paperwhite snaps into the holder, and I have zero fear of it falling out. And it’s not too heavy, it doesn’t add much weight to the Paperwhite, and it feels about like a decently thick paperback book. All in all, a top-notch choice in a case for your Paperwhite.”

Fintie Kindle Paperwhite Case
$12

“Odd as it might sound, this cover seems to transform my Kindle — makes it feel like an old treasured book that I can take with me. Must be how some people feel about carrying around an old Bible perhaps. Not sure what it is other than the high quality, which was unexpected for this price. Purely an emotion-based rating, as the case simply does what it’s supposed to do. I’m finding myself using this new Kindle Paperwhite with this new cover more often than my old Kindle — a great deal of it having to do with this case! The new Kindle by itself felt unremarkable until I put it in this case, then it transformed. Go figure.”

MoKo Case for Kindle Paperwhite
$14

“I love it. I love, love, love it. To my surprise, the material has held up amazingly well to my rough handling of my Kindle. I’ve been disappointed time and time again with cheap cases that chip and peel, not to mention that are bulky and unattractive. THIS case is so slim, it’s like there’s nothing on it at all, and the magnetic closure and smart feature that turns it on when you open the cover … everything about it is convenient and just great. No annoying straps holding down the corners like most cases have (I always found those distracting while reading). I would recommend this wholeheartedly over ANY other case out there. It’s affordable, it’s light as air, the material on the inside is so smooth and comfortable to hold, and it looks great, so no complaints at all!”

Best leather case

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Case
$40

“My husband has used this cover for several years. He takes his Kindle virtually everywhere. A couple of years ago he left his Kindle on top of his truck. We watched as it flew off and onto the road at 50 mph. It was run over by a couple of cars before we could turn around to retrieve it from the wet road. We went back to remove the potential road hazard, thinking that we definitely need to order a new Kindle. The cover sustained some scratches and looked slightly ragged, but the Kindle was unharmed and worked perfectly! Awesome!”

Best printed cases