The Kindle Paperwhite 2018 (10th Generation) ships with some of the best features. It's sleek, waterproof, has a flush-to-screen display, and also twice the storage than its predecessor. Besides, the IPX8 certification means that it can handle splashes and be underwater for two meters of water for up to 60 minutes.
With it being waterproof, you'll want a case that can take a few splashes of water during your sojourns.
Well, at first it does look kind of silly to invest in a water-safe case. However, if you have been a long time Kindle user, you must know that the cases become sticky with time due to dust, grime, and oily fingers. Not something you'd want on a $130 e-reader, right?
In this post, we have lined up some of the best waterproof cases for the Kindle Paperwhite 2018.
Note: The cases on this list are meant for the 2018 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (10th Generation) only.
First on our list is the in-house water-safe cover from Amazon. This fabric-based cover looks much better in person than in pictures as per most users. Since it's an in-house cover, you won't have to worry about the fit. It comes with a strong magnetic attachment that holds the device when shut. Furthermore, while you are reading, the magnetic lid will snap automatically to the back, thus letting you read in peace.
The fabric offers a textured feel and makes it easy to hold. What's best about this cover is that the Amazon logo is small, discrete, and isn't on the face. On the downside, though the case is water resistant, it hoards dust particles on its fabric surface.
At $30, this case might seem a bit on the expensive side. However, it checks all the right boxes when it comes to user experience, durability, and water resistance.
The cover comes in three colors — black, blue, and yellow. Though the first two offer a classy look, the bright yellow promises better visibility.
Though a few users have reported fraying fabric at the edges, the majority of the Amazon users haven't faced the issue. At the time of writing, the Amazon water-safe fabric cover has over 65% five-star reviews and 5% one-star reviews.
If the somber black or bright yellow is not your thing, how about trying out a few covers with great designs? Say hi to the Ayotu water-safe case. They come in a fantastic array of prints, and are sleek and light. Like the above case, even this one bundles a magnetic clasp. The cover fits the device well, and at the same time doesn't add much to the weight of the device.
The best thing about the Ayotu cases for the Kindle Paperwhite 2018 is its amazing graphics. From cool cat graphics to gorgeous flowers, you can make your pick from more than a dozen different cases.
Coming to the build of the case, the front is stiff. For those who are unaware, magnetic cases can mess with the auto-on and sleep functionality. Thankfully, the makers seem to have handled that part with only a few users reporting any issues related to it.
The Omoton smart shell cover comes with drop/impact protection. So if your Kindle Paperwhite takes a dive, the case should help protect the device. This case is made of PU Leather which makes it easy to clean. Plus, the slightly rough texture on the case keeps the Kindle from slipping out of your hand.
The front cover has a plexiglass layer in the middle, making it stiff and hence easy to hold the device. Moreover, the case is reported to fit well with a majority of Amazon users affirming the fact. The magnetic closure functions as expected.
Overall, the quality is excellent and lends a premium feel to the device. You've got endless color choices including a vibrant orange, purple, and blue among others.
The Amazon leather cover is not a water-safe case in the strictest sense. However, rest assured that you can easily wipe off liquids easily from this one. Also, the dark textured leather will give your Kindle a classy look. This cover comes in four colors — black, red, blue, and merlot. This case too has a magnetic clasp to hold the Kindle in place when not in use.
The cover lends a nice look to the device. It has a 63% five-star rating and 8% one-star ratings. Although Amazon marks it as natural leather, many Amazon users have reported the leather fraying at the edges.
Also, as per many Amazon users, the leather is a tad too thin when compared to the the leather covers of the previous generations.
Another case which you can try is the Vimorco water-safe case. This one is made of synthetic leather and boasts of beautiful graphics and designs. The faux leather is water resistant and will be able to handle the odd splashes of water from time to time. It weighs roughly grams and thus doesn't add much to the overall weight.
It also comes with auto wake up and sleep functionality, thanks to the magnets on the cover. The good thing about the Vimorco case is its lifetime warranty. The maker claims to respond to queries within 24 hours.
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At the end of the day, Kindle owners love covers that are slim, light and don’t make the reader look stubby. Anyone would love one such cover which snaps to the back automatically and absorbs an occasional drop of liquid.
That said, safety from the water splashes remains one of the primary concerns. Hopefully you’ll find a good case for your Kindle.
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