Amazon’s Fire HD 8 (though easily called a Fire 8 HD) is a versatile and affordable tablet at
US$79.99, which makes it an appealing entry-level device for all types of users.
Whether your Fire 8 lives in your handbag for quick entertainment on the slow commute, or on the kitchen counter for general family use, or in the slippery, icing-glazed clutches of your five-year-old (with the device’s Fire for Kids
parental control app active, of course), choosing the right case really depends on how you use your device. We’ve rounded up the best Fire 8 HD cases that should address every need.
Keep in mind that the 2015, 2016 and 2017 versions of the Fire HD 8 tablets do vary in thickness. This year Amazon will release an update to the Fire HD 8 and that size will be different to the 2018 version as well, so be sure the case you choose fits the dimensions of your device.
Cathy K Designs Fire HD 8 Case
If you’re less bothered with militant security for your device and just want a cover that’s functional and charming,
CathyKDesigns, on Etsy, offers a versatile range of handmade cases you may like. This fabric-bound hardcover case secures your device with elastic straps and is compatible with both the 2015 and 2016 versions of the Fire HD 8.
The case fits a number of other tablets and e-readers well, such as
Amazon’s Fire 7,
Kindle Basic as well as Kobo and Nook devices.
The cover also includes storage flaps for notes and folds over so you can hold the device with one hand. The products are made to order and ship from Arizona, so an additional £10.59 shipping charge applies in the UK.
Etsy for £28.51/US$35.
Amazon Fire Kid-Proof Case
If you want a hardy, child-friendly case for your Fire HD 8, check out Amazon’s own rugged case that provides protection for drops, skids and bumps.
The curved sides make it easy to hold as well. It fits the 2017 and 2018 models.
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If you’re after affordable, decorative cases Fintie is a great option. The brand offers a range of colours and designs, and best of all its cases fit both the 2017 and the 2016 versions of the Fire 8.
Some of the stand out features of the Fintie case is that it auto-wakes your Fire 8 device on opening, and puts it to sleep on closing. You can fold the front flap into two viewing angles as well: an upright position for browsing (and binge-watching), and a low angle tilt for typing.
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Here’s another option from Fintie if you’re after a rugged option with drop protection. It comes with a built-in screen protector for added security. Covers over ports and buttons also prevent dust and dirt from getting caked in.
A cool feature is the 360-degree rotating stand on the back of the case, called the “Tuatara Ring”, that doubles up as a handle.
The case fits the 2017 and 2018 Fire HD 8 tablets and is available on
Amazon for £18.99, though it’s usually £32.99.
Jetech produce affordable cases for all sorts of devices, including the Fire HD 8. Its smart cover has all the elements you’d expect from a folio case: auto-sleep and wake, easy access to ports, buttons and cameras, and a cover that folds into a stand.
It also promises 360-degrees drop protection and is compatible with 2016 to 2018 models.
The Jetech case is available in black or purple for under
Amazon. In the US, you can find additional colour options in blue and red.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Case
Of course, for a standard sleek and stylish case, Amazon’s options may be the best way forward. Their lightly-built case allows the device to stand upright in both the portrait and landscape orientation, thanks to a front flap that creases diagonally.
Unlike the other cases featured in this article, Amazon’s cover is weaved with a polyester fabric and keeps your device’s screen clean with a microfiber interior. The case also puts the tablet to sleep on closing, and remains closed with a magnetic fastener.
Amazon’s cases are available in single-tone colours Black, Blue, Purple, Red and Yellow.
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