Covers For The Amazon Kindle

Lots of people received Amazon Kindles for Christmas. These devices have become very popular gift items, especially since prices have fallen so much recently. They are becoming popular at other gifting holidays as well - Father's Day, Mother's Day and Valentine's Day will also see a large number of Kindles unboxed.

If you were one of the lucky people who found either a Kindle reader or a Kindle Fire under your tree on Christmas morning, then you may well be in the market for a cover around about now. There are certainly plenty to choose from - you should be able to find one which satisfies your requirements.

Amazon has, understandably perhaps, made much of the fact that the Kindle reader can be used in direct sunlight. Many of their adverts and publicity shots show people using their Kindle readers at the beach or by the side of the pool. 

It's certainly a great device to use in those situations, but you might want to think about a waterproof Kindle cover to make sure that your reader doesn't get damaged by moisture. A waterproof cover will also keep out sand, which could damage your reader.

Some of these covers come with a convenient strap so that you can wear your Kindle round your neck. That's a handy feature as it will stop you from walking off and leaving it lying around for some light fingered person to pick up. Some covers even float if you drop your Kindle in the water.

If you're not so worried about sand and water damage, then you might want to pick a cover which is more stylish than protective. The Kate Spade range of Kindle covers is certainly colorful and stylish. Other well known brands include Belkin, Marware and Otterware.

The main thing is to pick a cover which is a good fit and which protects your device. Obviously, you should pick one that you like the look of as well. After all, you'll be seeing it every time that you use your Kindle!

If you have a Kindle Fire, then a cover that also doubles as a stand might be a good idea and something which you would find useful. You should also be sure to pick a cover which lets you plug in power cables and headphones without having to take the cover off. Most covers will be suitable for this of course.

Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Onyx Black (does not fit Kindle or Kindle Touch)
Amazon Price: $39.99 Buy Now
(price as of Aug 25, 2013)
Available in 7 different color choices. Fits the Kindle Paperwhite only.