The brand new Kindle Fire HD has been launched, and no doubt that this is the best Kindle Fire in 2012. In fact, there are two versions in physical size. The first Fire HD is 7″ 1280×800 HD display with anti-glare, the same screen size as the original Fire with higher HD resolution. It is sold for the same price as the first gen Fire $199. This is the killing product based on the price and the updated HD screen.
What are Kindle Fire HD Covers?
As with other ebook readers, tablets and so on, all come with optional covers to put around them. They can be in the form of simple protective silicon sleeves, or fancy leather folio cases that really protect your device well. It’s advisable to buy one for your device for several reasons.
There are many Amazon Kindle Fire HD Covers available at present, but more will no doubt be produced now that manufacturers have the specs of the new Kindle Fire HD.
The official covers for the Fire HD are as follows:
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ Standing Leather Case
This leather case offers more than just protection for your new device. Firstly, you can set your Kindle Fire HD to sleep, or wake it up simply by closing or opening the case. This is a very useful feature, speeding up time to get into your device.
The cover is kept closed by magnets rather than an ugly elastic strap that would normally go round it. This again makes it easier and quicker to access, as well as looking smarter.
The quality of material is good, and offers a cushioned enclosure for your device. The leather is textured and soft, and feels luxurious. It is also very thin, keeping the overall size of the device and cover down.
The cover also doubles up as a stand for hands free viewing.
Many Colors are available for your choice:
Other covers will be available in due course, so here’s a couple of examples of what you can expect to see and their price is more affordable.
Belkin Petals Standing Cover for Kindle Fire HD 7″
You may want to have something stylish and fit your personality better. You should definitely check out this pattern Fire HD covers.
Belkin Petals Standing Cover for Kindle Fire HD 7
Marware MicroShell Folio Lightweight Standing Case for Kindle Fire HD 7″
This is one of those Certified “Made for Kindle” Fire HD.
This case is available in four different colors and is a mid range case. It has an elastic strap to hold the cover shut, and also has a built in stand.
It has a hard polycarbonate back which helps protect it from potential damage. Its interior is a soft felt which enables your device to remain scratch free.
Popular Colors are available as pink, silver, orange, black, and purple.
Belkin Chambray Standing Case for Kindle Fire HD 7″
Belkin Chambray Standing Case for Kindle Fire HD 7
Belkin is a popular brand and this is one of those Certified “Made for Kindle” Fire HD covers.
Blue, Grey, and Pink are available.
The secure strap closure keeps your Kindle HD secure.
The Stand reading angle is adjustable.
Why do I Need to Get a Kindle Fire HD 7″ Case?
The main reason to purchase Kindle Fire HD covers is for protection. The covers are designed to fully enclose your device and protect it from potential bumps, knocks, drops and also liquid spills.
Also, they make the device better to handle, can give it a more professional look and feel, and of course make it easier to carry. Even the Kindle Fire HD is significantly thinner and lighter than the previous version, so the cover helps bulk it out a bit and makes it feel more sturdy.
What to Consider When Getting One
Before getting one, you should think about how and where you will be using your Kindle Fire HD. There is already a good selection of Kindle Fire HD Covers, so what you need to think about is if you will be taking your device out often. If you are, then you should consider a sturdier case to provide better protection. If it will be used at home mostly, then perhaps a silicon sleeve might suffice, as it’s less likely to be damaged indoors compared to out.
The second Fire HD has a 254 ppi screen (1920 x 1200) measures 8.9″ across diagonals, and has a 16gb hard drive. This version is wi-fi only, but there is also a 32gb version with 4G capability, offering the exact same specs.
The new Kindle Fire is nearly here, so if you want to buy one, then seriously consider looking at the many Kindle Fire HD 7″ covers that will be available prior to release.