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Best heavy duty & kid cases for Amazon Fire HD 8 tablets 2022

The Amazon Fire HD 8 series of tablets are great for the whole family, including the kids. But a tablet isn't inherently kid-friendly on its own, so it's good to grab a durable case, or even one with a handle. These are our favorite cases for all versions of the Fire HD 8 — the 2020 and the 2018 versions. Now you can feel free to hand over your new tablet to the kiddos, or just breathe easier knowing that an accidental drop isn't going to ruin your device.

Best Cases to protect your Fire HD 8 Tablet (2020) and HD 8 Plus tablets

Amazon has updated the Fire HD 8 for 2020 with a slightly revised form factor, USB-C charging, and wireless charging capabilities (only in the Fire HD 8 Plus). A new design necessitates new cases, and we've rounded up some of the most rugged options below.

Cases for the Fire HD 8 tablet (2018)

These are the best heavy-duty and kid-proof cases for the previous version of the Fire HD 8 tablet (2018). The dimensions of this model are different enough that cases that fit the 2020 HD 8 and HD 8 Plus will not fit this version.

Best case scenario for your Fire HD tablets

The Fire HD 8 is one of the best Android tablets around, and it can be an educational tool or a great source of entertainment for children. But since it is a somewhat expensive device and children are known to be accident-prone, you'll want something that can protect it from inevitable drops and scratches. Some cases include extra features like handles and kickstands, while others don't. There are plenty of different cases out there, so you'll need to determine what design will work best with your child.

For the Fire HD 8 and HD 8 Plus (2020) tablets, we like the MoKo Smart Shell Stand and Cover Case. It has a refined and elegant look, with a translucent backing to show off the new Fire HD colors, and a magnetic front cover that folds back to become a stand for watching movies or playing games. It's grown-up enough for adults, yet sturdy enough to take the daily abuse that kids can dish out.

For the 2018 edition tablet, we like the AIcase since it uses three layers of protective material to keep your tablet safe — and it has a stand. Your child will be able to watch shows hands-free or transport the device around more securely. It's also the only case on our list to provide a built-in screen protector, which will protect further against scratches, dirty fingers, dust, and crumbs. Since it comes in a variety of colors, you can choose your child's favorite look.

Rebecca Spear
Staff Writer

Rebecca Spear is a staff writer for Android Central who loves following the latest tech, drawing with her Wacom, and playing video games. You can find her posting about her pets, art, and video game preferences on Twitter @rrspear.

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