Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover
The best Kindle Paperwhite case
A fabric exterior and magnets that stick the cover to the back while reading set this case apart from the competition.
This common style of case (known as a folio) has a solid back and a front cover that hinges open like a book. Amazon’s case isn’t going to win any awards for originality, but it’s a well-executed take on the style. We found it comfortable to hold in extended reading sessions, and although the color options are limited, there should be enough variety for you to find a color you like.
Omoton Kindle Paperwhite Case
A few omissions but half the price
This is the best, most affordable non-Amazon case; it has most of the features we expect from a folio.
Omoton’s Kindle Paperwhite Case is pretty similar to Amazon’s, but small quality differences keep it from being our top pick. The exterior is polyurethane instead of polyester, which feels less nice to the touch, and the magnets, while strong enough to hold the case shut while you’re not reading, don’t connect the front cover to the back when you are reading. But of the third-party options, it feels the most polished, and Omoton has been making the best Kindle cases for many years. This case also happens to cost about half as much as Amazon’s. Some customer reviews say the corners can chip or crack, though.
Twelve South BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite
Great book-like design and a built-in stand
If you want the look and feel of a real book, this is the best choice.
If you prefer the convenience of a Kindle, but like the look and feel of a real, leather-bound book, we recommend Twelve South’s BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite. This elegantly designed case wouldn’t look out of place on a fancy bookshelf, and it’s got some clever touches. In addition to providing protection, there’s a sturdy kickstand that allows for hands-free reading. And while it’s bulkier than other cases, it’s still slim enough to hold comfortably in one hand.