So you’ve just brought your brand spanking new Kindle EReader and now you want to accessorize the hell out of it. Where do you start? With thousands of cases of various types, hundreds of plugs and adaptors and a wide arrange of items that are just gimmicks it can feel like a bit of a nightmare. This post is to help guide you through what great accessories you need for your Kindle and what you don’t. I’ve focused on the Kindle Paperwhite and and Kindle Oasis which are the most popular these days.
Cases, Covers and Sleeves
So the last thing you’re going to what to happen to your Kindle is getting screen or the outer shell
Damaged in your bag on your way to your next relaxing holiday. There are a variety of styles out there with each having their pros and cons that I’ll walk you through now.
So cases come in all shapes and styles but the main aim of these is to make you EReader, shockproof, dust-proof, waterproof and basically bomb proof. The example I’ve included here basically is that. So if you’re feeling a little accident prone with your new Kindle then would recommend something hardy like this.
So if you’re not planning to go skydiving or 10,000 leagues under the sea with your Kindle then you’re probably looking for something a bit more stylish. The focus is definitely fashion over functionality here so that when you’re in you local coffee house unwinding with a book, you can do it style. The key difference between cases and covers is that covers have a lid where as cases still have the screen exposed (and may sometimes require an additional screen protector to give a full level of protection)
Sleeves are different again. They tend to be more tighter fitting than covers but also have more design flare than cases. Zips are also optional here as it’s ease of access is key here whereas the covers strap the Kindle in with a number of bands on each corner
Skins are not designed for protection. They designed to make your EReader look awesome so it’s likely you would need a combination of a Skin and cover, case or sleeve. You stick the skins onto the Kindle so that it covers all of the grey to make your EReaders pop. I’ve included a skin that really does transform your Kindle into something from another world!
On Amazon there are also the option where you can send your photo to a third party and they will create a custom skin for you. More details can be found here
Plugs and Chargers
So although the Kindle Paperwhite and Oasis come with a plug to charge your device, you’re probably going to need a little more flexibility here. For example, what if you need to charge the Kindle in the car? Or You’re travelling abroad and are worried the battery will run out before you get to that final page! Amazon have got some great options to solve these problems. I’ve included a couple of links below for you to check out:
So despite your best efforts to protect your Kindle from every eventuality, there are simply some people who are just a little more accident prone than others. This is where Amazon Kindle projection plans come in. The premise is that for a fixed fee, your device is covered for a period of 1,2 or 3 years from any kind of damage. They will send you up to 3 replacements for the time period you sign up, no questions asked. You can find out more details [here] but for me it’s a no brainer as they’re really inexpensive plans.
Ever had that situation where you’re trying to make a cake from a recipe book and your book stand is just not up to the task? It’s really frustrating when the page keeps flipping over or the book falls of the stand altogether. Well thankfully that issue has been solved with EReader stands. There’s no more awkward page flipping, simply tap the side of the screen and you’re onto the next page. Stands are also a great option if you’re lying on the beach and don’t want to hold the EReader all of the time. These stands are also pretty robust so you won’t need to worry about the Kindle falling out.
So that’s my definitive guide to what accessories you’re going to need for your Kindle Oasis and Paperwhite. I hope you’ve found it useful and if there is anything missing feel free to leave a comment below. A final thought to leave you with. If you’re willing to invest in buying an EReader you really should spend the extra dough to protect it.
Until next time