The 6 Best Cases to "Kradle" Your New Kindle

The 6 Best Cases to "Kradle" Your New Kindle

Vivian Kim
Nov 23, 2010

This past week I took the plunge and purchased the 3rd iteration of Amazon's popular e-book reader, the Kindle. With its new slim design and cheaper price tag, it was a welcome upgrade to my dying Kindle 1. Unlike the first Kindle, however, the latest version doesn't come with a case/cover. There are some stylish cases out there and one of them could be the perfect supplement to your new Kindle.

DoDo Case ($49) - DoDo is known for their popular iPad case, and now they've made one for the Kindle 3. These cases are hand crafted in San Francisco with black faux leather fronts and bamboo wood inside. All are constructed using traditional bookbinding techniques and make your Kindle feel like an actual hardbound book. The inside comes in 6 colors.

Amazon Kindle Leather Cover ($34.99 - $59.99) - The official Amazon Kindle cover comes in two versions: one with a built-in light and one without. Both come in 7 colors and use a special hinge that slides into the Kindle to secure it to the case. The lit case uses the hinge to draw power from the Kindle in order power its LED light. The light is integrated into the corner of the cover (it pulls out) so there is no added bulk. The interior is lined with a microfiber suede and the cover folds back, making it comfortable to hold.

Moleskine Folio Digital eReader Cover ($28) - Moleskine notebooks may seem worlds apart from the Kindle, iPad and iPhone, but that hasn't stopped the Italian brand from making some interesting gadget cases. The Kindle case isn't out just yet, but it's available for pre-order and looks like it'll be coming out next Monday. It's a great case if you're the type who likes taking notes while you read, or if you're just someone who likes having a notebook handy. Refill paper inserts are available for $5.

Cole Haan Leather Kindle Cover with Hinge ($99) - This Cole Haan cover is the priciest of all the cases on our list, but it's also the only other jacket I've seen aside from Amazon's that uses the hinge to secure the Kindle. This means that you won't have to use elastic corner straps to hold the Kindle in place like the M-Edge GO!. The case comes in 6 colors with a goatsuede interior and pebble grain leather exterior.

M-Edge GO! Kindle Jacket ($35) - The M-Edge is about the same price as the official Kindle cover and sports a similar leather exterior look (comes in 8 different colors). The M-Edge is a good alternative to the official case, as some people find that the Amazon case's light is uneven because of its position in the corner. M-Edge GO! is compatible with the M-Edge e-Luminator Booklight and slips into the side of the case.

Vintage Kindle Book Covers
($27) - If you're looking for something fun, quirky, and unique, Randy of Vintage Covers recycles old book covers into stylish e-reader cases. Although they're not solely made for the Kindle, we definitely wanted to add these creative vintage covers to our list.

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