Sleeves and Envelopes for Your Kindle Paperwhite

Do you prefer to read your Kindle Paperwhite without the encumbrance of a cover? If so, you should consider a sleeve or an envelope rather than a cover for protection.

If you’re crafty, consider making your own sleeve! You can buy a pattern to make a Kindle sleeve from Birdiful Stitches.

Sleeves are usually tight-fitting and may not have a zipper, snap, or other sort of closure device. They protect the Kindle when you aren’t reading it. They don’t have a place to attach a reading light or store the charger. On the plus side, sleeves don’t add a lot of bulk to your device. A Kindle Paperwhite in a sleeve can easily slip into a purse or briefcase.

A variation on a sleeve is the less form-fitting envelope. Timbuk2 makes a nylon envelope with a fold-over flap secured with a Velcro closure. The envelope, which you can purchase through Amazon, has high user ratings for its attractiveness and secure protection.

BoxWave has taken the word envelope literally with its Manila Leather Envelope, which looks like an envelope you’d receive in interoffice mail, right down to the red string closure.

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