When buying an expensive piece of technology like the Kindle Fire protective cases or covers are a must-have investment. It can be far more expensive to fix a smashed or badly scratched sreen - in most cases the entire Kindle Fire must be replaced. As the Kindle Fire sees a lot of travel a drop or bump is inevitable. Protective cases will easily pay for themselves when this happens!

In this article we take a look at the top rated cases available for the Kindle Fire.

5 - Timbuk2 Envelope Sleeve Case for Kindle Fire

The Timbuk2 sleeve case for the Kindle Fire is very skinny for the protection it offers due to it's high density foam and sturdy seam construction. The case also features scratch-resistant Tricot inner lining and a fine ballistic weave for increased durability. All of this means that the Timbuk2 Kindle Fire sleeve can take on any of the impacts that an avid traveller can throw at it.

This Kindle Fire Case has received multiple positive reviews from buyers and it has a four and a half star rating on Amazon. One customer had this to say:

"Love the rugged feel of this sleeve. The nylon seems tough and the stitching is well done. The interior is soft and smooth, as is the lip of the opening; nothing to scratch the screen of my new Fire. The fit is snug and the padding seems sufficient to protect the device from a fall of a few feet."

Timbuk2 Envelope Sleeve Case for the Kindle FireCredit: Amazon.com

The Timbuk2 Kindle Fire sleeve comes in 3 color options: Black, Red and 'Algae' (pictured in order above) and retails for $24.99 on Amazon. Although it doesn't offer the same protection as some of the more expensive cases the Timbuk2 Kindle Fire sleeve is a great buy.

4 - Lightweight MicroShell Folio Cover by Marware for Kindle Fire

The Marware MicroShell cover for the Kindle Fire has a hard polycarbonate back and a soft protective front for protection against scratches. This case also doubles as a viewing stand - the lid folds back on itself to prop up the kindle. Polycarbonate hard cases like this one offer the best protection to size/weight ratio available.

Marware Leather Kindle Fire Case CoverCredit: Amazon.comThe Marware MicroShell is another well reviewed Kindle Fire case with an average of four out five stars on Amazon. One customer had this to say:

"The quality of materials seems to be excellent. "Light" means "cheap" to some people. But this seems to be made of high quality polycarbonate and rubberized fabric. I haven't noticed any degradation of the materials. The case is very well constructed, including the elastic strap, which is heat sealed to the case body. I tried to pry it off, and it is really bonded well to the case body. BTW, the space between the case and the Fire is a great place to store a microfiber screen cleaning cloth, which you will need." 

The Marware MicroShell cover for the Kindle Fire comes in four color choices: Black, Graphite, Pink, and White. 

This Kindle Fire case retails for $39.99 but it is currently 25% off on Amazon ($29.99) at the time of writing. 

3 - Verso Prologue Case Cover for Kindle Fire

The Verso Prologue Case cover for the Kindle Fire is on the offers a unique style while maintaining excellent protective quality. The Verso Prologue cover makes your Kindle Fire look like a well loved book right out of the box. Each cover is hand distressed to give it a unique look, no two are the same.

Because of the old-fashioned style of the Verso Prologue it will require a bit of a breaking in period to soften up and form a snug fit around your Kindle Fire - just like a new book that takes a little while to settle until it will stay open while you read it. 

These unique details and styling put the Verso Prologue close to the top of the list for Kindle Fire covers.

The Verso Prologue Kindle Fire case has an average buyer review of 4.5 out of five stars with one customer saying:

"… the cover looks beautiful, and it feels nice, like glove leather. I wanted a classy-looking, lightweight, trim cover and this fits the bill perfectly. It makes the Kindle look just like an antique book when it's sitting on the table."

Verso Prologue Case for the Kindle FireCredit: Amazon.com

The Verso Prologue comes in three unique designs in green, red and tan (pictured above) and it retails for $39.99 on Amazon. 

2 - Verso Artist Series Case Cover for Kindle Fire

This next case is another offering from the makers of the Prologue case and just like Prologue the Verso Artist Series Cover for the Kindle fire provides protection in as stylish a way as possible. The picture really tells the story for this one.

One customer had this to say about the Verso Artist Series of Kindle Fire cases:

"I cannot emphasize enough that this is a gorgeous, well-made cover. It feels heavy and durable and I looked at a lot of covers, holding them and sliding my Fire in and out, and most of the others were very flimsy feeling. This is rock solid."

Verso Artist Series Case Cover for the Kindle FireCredit: Amazon.com

The Verso Artist Series has an average review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon and it retails for $39.99.

1 - Leather Kindle Fire Cover by Marware

Marware Leather Kindle Fire Case CoverCredit: Amazon.com

Marware's Leather case for the Kindle Fire sits at the top of this list as the executive offering in Kindle Fire protective cases. This case from Marware is made from genuine leather lined with soft microsuede. This case offers superior impact protection and scratch resistance while looking as professional as a leather briefcase. If you plan on using your Kindle in a professional or corporate setting then Marware's Kindle Fire Case is the one for you. 

Marware's leather case also has a lot going for it in terms of functionality. It can transform to stand the Kindle Fire up at two different viewing angles. Additionally it features a built-in hand strap for secure one-handed viewing. 

The leather Kindle Fire case by Marware has an average score of 4.5 stars our of 5 on Amazon and is described as "Functional", "Formidable" and "Pricey but worth the money". It retails for $44.99 on Amazon - it is definitely on the upper end of the choices for Kindle Fire cases!

All of the Kindle Fire cases featured in this article are available for purchase on Amazon.