Top 6 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Accessories
SUMUKH RAO 05 July 2022
Amazon’s Kindle e-book readers are an absolute godsend if you love books. The tiny tablet-sized device can pack in thousands of books, saving both the space on your bookshelf and the environment. If you’re looking to get a new Kindle for yourself, the latest Kindle Paperwhite is currently the best version. But, what would make using it better are some additional accessories.
From protective covers for the chassis to automatic page-turners for those lazy readers in bed, we’ve got everything covered. Here are some of the best Amazon Kindle Paperwhite accessories to get along with your shiny new e-book reader.
Now, let’s get to the accessories. All the products mentioned in this article are only compatible with the latest 2021 edition of the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition.
1. MATTE SCREEN PROTECTOR
Since a Kindle is mainly used for reading, a reflective surface may not be ideal, especially when you’re outdoors. Hence, a matte screen protector like this adds an anti-glare coating to your Kindle, making it easier to read the content on the screen.
The Kindle Paperwhite’s display has improved over the years in terms of size and quality. However, the display is still easy to scratch, especially when keeping the Kindle in your bag while traveling. A good solution to this problem is to get a screen protector.
This is a matte screen protector, which means it will add an anti-glare coating to the display of your Kindle. If you read outdoors or in harsh lighting conditions, this screen protector will cut down the reflections making it easier to view the screen. You’re getting a pack of three for pretty cheap, so if one gets scratched, you always have backup options.
2. FOLIO CASE WITH STAND
Here’s a folio case that not only protects your Kindle against scratches and drops but can also act as a stand when you place it on a surface. It has a holder on the back that you can slide your hand into for better comfort when holding the Kindle.
A folio case is a good investment if you want to protect your Kindle and extend its life. When the Kindle is not in use, the folio case covers the chassis as well as the display so you can be assured that when you put your kindle into your backpack or if you end up dropping it, your e-books remain protected. Another advantage of a folio case like this is that you can place the Kindle on a table either at work or even on a flight and enjoy reading without having to hold it in your hands.
For when you want to hold it, this case has a handle on the back which is essentially a grip that you can slide your hand into. This way, it’s easier to hold the Kindle for long durations, and even in case your grip loosens, the Kindle will not fall from your hand. A great investment for sure.
3. OFFICIAL FABRIC CASE
Don’t want a folio case with lots of bells and whistles? Amazon has an official fabric case that looks stunning and feels even better. You get a decent amount of protection, making it a great purchase if you want something premium for your Kindle.
The official fabric case adds a hint of class to your Kindle Paperwhite. It’s a simple case that snaps onto your Kindle and folds over to cover the display when not in use. It’s available in various colors and can even sustain some exposure to water without any issues.
Since it is officially made by Amazon, opening the cover will automatically wake the display on the Kindle, and closing it will turn it off. This is a nice feature since it saves you additional button presses. The case is thin and light, so it doesn’t add considerable bulk to the Kindle. This means that you won’t have to worry about long reading sessions.
4. TABLET HOLDER
While the Kindle is an e-book reader, it resembles a tablet of sorts, so a tablet holder works just fine even with your Kindle Paperwhite. If you’re wondering how this would be helpful, it can hold your Kindle upright at multiple angles. That way you can rest it on your bedside table or even in the kitchen and read at your leisure while keeping your hands free.
Holding the Kindle at all times while reading can be strenuous for your hands. It’s not very comfortable either to keep holding a large tablet-like device for long durations, especially at the end of the day when you’re preparing to go to bed. Or when you’re busy doing something else, but you don’t want to stop reading the book.
This is where this tablet holder comes into the picture. It can hold your Kindle in the position you want and keep your hands free. You can continue to perform other activities with your hands, like cooking or eating, while you continue to enjoy your book. Pretty handy.
5. WIRELESS CHARGING STAND
Who doesn’t like the convenience of wireless charging? Well, this charging stand allows you to just rest your Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition on it before going to bed and wake up with a full charge the next day. You don’t have to find your charging cable and plug it in every time.
Before going too deep into the features of the wireless charging stand, let’s get it out of the way first that this accessory only works with the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition. If you’ve got the standard version of the Kindle Paperwhite, this stand will not work due to the lack of wireless charging support on the basic variant. If you have the Signature Edition though, you’ll love how easy it is to charge your Kindle with this stand.
The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition has Qi Wireless Charging capabilities, allowing you to use a stand like this to charge it up. Rest your Kindle on this stand, and it will start charging, just like how wireless charging works on smartphones.
6. AUTOMATIC PAGE TURNER
We’ve saved the most interesting product for the final listing. The automatic page-turning device that attaches to your Kindle and has a wireless handheld remote. Each time you finish reading a page, you just have to trigger a button on the remote and the device will automatically turn the page for you on your Kindle.
Have you ever felt too lazy to stretch your hand out and tap on the Kindle’s display to turn the page? Then, this accessory is specifically made for you. You get a small attachment that clips onto the side of your Kindle and doesn’t hinder the reading area. This is the receiver that turns the pages for you.
Along with the receiver is a small remote control with buttons. Pressing the buttons will perform the set action, which in this case is turning the page. Apart from turning pages on your Kindle, you can use this accessory on other tablets to either perform the same action or take photos remotely. It’s surely a novel accessory to have.
We’re surely not the only ones losing the charging cable to our Kindle ever so often, are we? Well, if you’re one of us, take a look at the Angled USB-C charging cable for your Kindle Paperwhite. The connector is angled at 90 degrees, making it easier to charge the Kindle while holding it.
KINDLE YOUR LOVE FOR ACCESSORIES
Show your Kindle some love with one or all of these accessories. A screen protector and a case are almost compulsory purchases if you want your Kindle Paperwhite to last long. The other accessories increase the device’s utility, making them worthy investments.
Last updated on 05 July, 2022