The 5 Best E-Reader Cases to Buy in 2017

Shop for light, thin protective cases for your Kindle, Nook and Kobo e-readers

If you’re transitioning from books over to E-Readers you’ll probably want to protect your investment like you would your smartphone. Not only that, but an e-reader’s nature – unlike a phone – is best used in a still and calm environment, just like reading a physical book. Depending on what e-reader you do have, I’ve compiled a list of the best cases for each one of them, accounting for everything from bulk design to replicating the feeling of an old novel. Read on to see which are the best cases to buy in 2017.

Amazon made its mark with their own e-reader when they introduced the Kindle. So what better company to make a case than the one who designed the e-reader? After all, it is the best-selling case on Amazon for the Kindle Voyage.

Amazon’s Kindle Voyage Case is made of a premium genuine leather exterior and gives off a similar sensation of holding an old book. On the inside, the case has a soft microfiber interior to protect your screen. The case measures 6.6 x 4.7 x .5 inches and weighs only 4.8 ounces.

It’s designed with an innovative, built-in origami stand that folds into a portrait orientation for hands free reading (so if you’re lying in the bed, this a relaxing perk). The origami stand has magnetic connection, making it easy to attach or remove when needed. Another nifty feature: If you open the case up, your Kindle Voyage will power on; close it, and the device will sleep. The case has a secured magnetic closure, so you don’t have to worry about it flying open. Colors come in black, blue, and red. 

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite also got its own case made by the company. And this case is also the best-selling case for Kindle Paperwhite Covers. So what makes it so different?

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite case is the lightest and thinnest protective cover available for the device. The case weighs only 5.6 ounces and is small enough to fit in a purse. Amazon users have described the premium natural leather as “high-quality." Like the Amazon Kindle Voyage Case, this cover will wake up the device when you open it, and put it to sleep when you close it. There are no straps in the front and the cover is secured with a magnetic clasp.

It’s important to note, that this case will only fit the Kindle Paperwhite – not the Kindle Voayge or Kindle Touch. On the plus side, this case has a little more color diversity to match your style: fuscia, honey, ink blue, onyx black, persimmon, royal purple and saddle tan.

The GYMLE PU Leather Slim Folio Magnetic Flip Stand Case is the most affordable e-book case on the list. The case is designed to fit with the Barnes and Noble Nook HD+, but can also protect other 9” inch tablets. Luckily, the price point doesn’t make this any less of a case than the others – in some cases, it makes it more.

Animal lovers will be happy to know that unlike the other cases on the list, The GYMLE is made of high quality faux-leather. The device weighs only 7.84 ounces and measures at 4.33 x 3.15 x 0.79 inches. It’s designed so every port on your Nook will be readily available without interference.

Like other e-reader cases on the list, it has a built-magnetic strip, making it easy to close and open with extra security. The company promises that the color of the case won’t fade, and that the shape won’t change over time despite the price point. The GYMLE has a latch on the back that can fold into the cover, thus turning into a stand. You can either angle at a landscape to watch media, or have it slightly angled for easy typing. Colors come in black, brown, grey, pink, yellow, crazy horse pattern and hot pink.

The most unique e-reader case in design and style is the Fintie NOOK GlowLight Plus SlimShell. It is the only e-reader case on the list that not only has a diverse set of colors, but unique designs.

This is the thinnest and lightest cover for the Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight, weighing only 9.6 ounces and measuring at 6.4 x 5.3 x .4 inches.

Like other e-reader cases on the list, it comes with a magnetic closure, assuring the cover remains closed. The cover is made with durable synthetic leather and, like the Amazon Kindle Voyage Case, comes with a microfiber interior that adds comfort and an additional layer of protection. Unfortunately, unlike other cases, it doesn’t come with a built-in stand.

The best part about the Fintie NOOK GlowLight Plus SlimShell Case is its broad selection of colors and designs: black, blue, green, magenta, red, navy, love tree, map brown, mosaic and Versailles. 

Designed to fit your Kobo Aura H2O, this Mulbess case cover hits every expectation you can find in an e-reader case with an affordable price.

The case measures 7.3 x 5.6 x .8 inches and weighs only 5 ounces. Its exterior is made of premium genuine leather, while its interior is protected with a soft microfiber. The cover makes it easy for your Kobo Aura H2O to fit: it offers an easy snap-on installation with a secured fitting that won’t block out any buttons or ports. The cover can fold back and includes a hand-strap for easy one-handed reading.

On the downside, some Amazon users report that the cover doesn’t always line up with the edge of the Kobo and that the auto-wake when open and sleep when close feature won’t always be responsive. It's also important to note that the case will not fit the Kobo Aura and Kobo Aura HD. 

Comes in eight unique colors and designs: slim black, slim red, slim wine purple, stand black, stand blue, stand green, stand pink and stand purple.

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