Amazon's new tablet released Tuesday, the Kindle Fire, is expected to serve as a serious competitor to Apple's iPad, selling for a fraction of the cost at $200 with similar features and a much smaller, more convenient size.
As gadget-lovers snatch up the devices, many will undoubtedly want to keep it in the best condition possible and protect it from being jostled about in a bag, or shield it from potential scratches and other everyday wears and tears. Here is a list of some of the best and most reasonably priced cases available that will allow users to take their unit with them wherever they go:
- Super Bubble Neoprene Sleeve Case Cover - $16.88 on Amazon.com: Contains a super bubble shock absorbing foam interior that is bound to protect the device from accidental drops and absorb impact, in addition to being made of water resistant material to shield the unit from outside elements. It also contains a front pocket for accessories and is available in dark blue, neon green, pink, orange and red.
- Incipio underGROUND Kindle Case - $15.99: Perfect for those looking for a durable yet non-bulky and lightweight alternative. The charcoal-colored pouch has a wool textured exterior with a suede interior that will protect the screen from even the most minute scratches, and provides quick and easy access to the Kindle with a Velcro top closure in the corner, allowing the device to slide easily in and out.
- Belkin Verve Tab Folio for Kindle - $29.99: Though slightly pricier, this is a good alternative for those looking for a case that offers snug protection. Made of durable faux leather, the case opens like a book and offers leather straps in the corners to secure the device and protect the screen from cracks and scratches, with a magnetic tab closure.
- Incipio Kindle 3 Sport Zip Case - $24.99: Made of durable yet light-weight rip-stop nylon with padding to secure the device and prevent jostling whether in a bag or from accidental drops. It contains three interior pockets for accessories and offers a side zipper for maximum protection.
- Timbuk2 Kindle Fire CUSH SLEEVE - $34.99: Probably one of the best cases for the money, it is made of memory foam that acts as a pillow for the Kindle and offers the best protection with a minimal amount of bulk. Its slim profile offers much more convenience and makes it easier to slip the Kindle into any type of bag. The case is also TSA friendly.