Love your Kindle Paperwhite? You should own these five accessories to get the most out of your Kindle experience.
1. Amazon Kindle 9W PowerFast Adapter for Accelerated Charging
Check out an unboxing video for this product in the video above.
TIME notes that the most recent version of the Paperwhite e-reader series offers “a new version of the E Ink technology, exclusive to Amazon, with 25 percent better contrast.” However, if you want to keep that level of contrast, you’ll need to keep the battery charged. An accessory like the PowerFast Charger has an obvious appeal. Optimized for all Kindle devices, this charger will fully power up your Kindlewhite in a mere four hours.
Faster charger than other options
Adapter’s prongs conveniently fold for storage and travel
Kindle Paperwhite charges in 4 hours or less and Kindle in 3 hours or less
Some users report that cheaper options exist that do the job just as well
Some users are annoyed this isn’t the default charger you get with the Paperwhite
Annoying to have another accessory to lug around (for some)
Charger does not have any indictor lights on its exterior
Only comes in one boring color
2. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Premium Combo Pack
Importer 520 has a great combo pack of accessories. For those who prefer to make one purchase instead of three, this combo pack of wall charger, cable, and car charger is a real time-saver. Plus, it is quite an inexpensive purchase.
Won’t break the bank
Takes the guesswork out of shopping
Nice array of items for backup or primary use
Ships in frustration-free packaging
Not the most renowned company
Not available in any “fun” colors
Claims to “condition” your battery may require further investigation
May not work with other electronic devices
Technical support not included
3. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover
Get a closer look at this case in the video above.
A leather cover gives this premium e-reader an even more luxe look. This kind of cover just makes sense on a Paperwhite, as it evokes the leather cover of antique books. The Paperwhite leather cover comes in multiple colors.
Tons of color options
Feels nice in your hand
Available in both standard and customizable
Secures your device without straps covering the front
Won’t fit any other Kindles
May stain over time if not handled with care
More expensive than synthetic materials
Cover feels heavy to some
Some users report cover interferes with refreshing pages
4. AmazonBasics Capacitive Stylus
If you don’t want to get fingerprints and smudges all over your Kindle Paperwhite’s screen, using a stylus is a great way to keep your screen looking pristine. This particular stylus is Amazon-made, and designed to coordinate with Amazon’s other accessories.
Tons of options
Keeps screen tidy
Designed for Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, or Fire Phone
Stylus feels smooth and responsive
Only comes in a single pack, not a multi-pack
Tip may wear down over time
Metal clip is handy, but may not appeal to all users
Easy to lose
Outside may not be comfortable to grip over long periods of time
5. Belkin MiXiT Car Charger
Designed for charging both the Amazon Fire phone and all Kindle tablets, this series of brightly colored chargers is pleasing to the eye. Available in five candy-coated colors (along with basic black), the Belkin MiXiT charger includes a four foot Micro-USB to USB cable connector.
Nice bright colors
Charger can be used with any USB 2.0 cable
Certified to be used with Amazon devices
Respected name in the tech accessories sphere
Some user reviews complain about slow charging
Cable may not be long enough for some (this 10 foot alternative may suit instead)
A couple of users have reported getting defective units
Slightly more expensive than units from other makers
May be hard to get shipped outside of the US
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