As of 2015, cases for the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite are available at the Amazon, Best Buy, Incipio, Walmart and Quill websites. Depending on the quality of the materials and how effectively the case protects the device’s most vulnerable surfaces, their prices generally range from $10 to $70.
Since the Kindle Paperwhite is primarily an e-reading device, manufacturers frequently design folio-style cases for this tablet. Folio cases mimic traditional book binding, and many products are often flexible enough to allow users to fold the front cover flap backwards for comfortable reading. Depending on the design, folio cases may incorporate corner straps, corner guards or a fitted frame to hold the tablet in place.
High-quality cases are made from materials that are both durable and nonabrasive to protect the Kindle Paperwhite from scratches and friction wear. For example, official Amazon cases often have a leather or polyurethane exterior and a microfiber interior. The official cases are also designed to wake the tablet and put it to sleep by opening or closing the front flap.
Manufacturers offer Kindle Paperwhite cases in a variety of colors and patterns for shoppers who value aesthetic quality. Specialty manufacturers, such as Incipio, design cases with additional security and convenience features, ranging from waterproof construction to integrated viewing stands.