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Top 5 Best Kindle Paperwhite Accessories

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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.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • 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
  • Reasonably priced
  • Huge time-saver

  • Cons:

  • 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

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    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.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Won’t break the bank
  • Takes the guesswork out of shopping
  • Saves time
  • Nice array of items for backup or primary use
  • Ships in frustration-free packaging

  • Cons:

  • 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.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Tons of color options
  • Feels nice in your hand
  • Premium design
  • Available in both standard and customizable
  • Secures your device without straps covering the front

  • Cons:

  • 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

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    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.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Tons of options
  • Keeps screen tidy
  • Designed for Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, or Fire Phone
  • Stylus feels smooth and responsive
  • Reasonably priced

  • Cons:

  • 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

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    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.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Nice bright colors
  • Long cable
  • Charger can be used with any USB 2.0 cable
  • Certified to be used with Amazon devices
  • Respected name in the tech accessories sphere

  • Cons:

  • 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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