If you want to give your new Kindle the best protection at all times, a cover is an absolutely essential accessory.
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Covers for the Kindle come in a wide range of varieties, so to help you decide, here are some of the key things to look out for when choosing.
1. Get the right cover for your Kindle
This may seem very obvious, but check carefully that the cover you are choosing will fit your Kindle. The Kindle Keyboard and Kindle Keyboard 3G are the same size, but the news Kindle Wi-Fi / Kindle 4 is considerably smaller. The Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire are also different, so be sure that the case is specifically designed for your device.
2. What type of material
Cases usually come in real leather, leather substitute, vinyl and fabric. Typically, real leather cases are more durable but are slightly heavier than the vinyl varieties. Fabric cases are nice, but do not wipe clean as easily as vinyl or leather.
3. How is the Kindle secured?
There are a few different ways that the Kindle attaches to the case.
- Official Amazon covers for the Kindle Keyboard have specially designed hooks that fit into the side of the Kindle Keyboard and also provide power for the light.
- The official Amazon cover for the Kindle Wi-Fi / Kindle 4 has a moulded shape to secure your Kindle.
- Third party covers usually have either elastic straps, rubber corner bumpers or a mask which overlays the Kindle but has holes for the Keyboard and Buttons. All of these methods hold the Kindle securely, but some look better than others, so do take this into consideration when buying.
4. What about extras?
Cases sometimes come with additional extra features like a built in light, a versatile stand, storage space or even all three. Think about what you will need to get the most enjoyment out of your Kindle and choose a cover with the necessary features. The stands are particularly useful if you like to read whilst reclined or sitting at a table.
If you need any help or advice before you purchase a Kindle cover, please post a message in our Kindle accessories forum .
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