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Best Heavy Duty Kid Cases for Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablets Android Central 2020

The Amazon Fire HD 8 is the perfect tablet for kids since its software is simple, and there's a ton of kid-friendly content. But a tablet isn't inherently kid-friendly on its own, so it's good to grab a durable case like the Fintie Case, which comes in several colors while protecting the Fire HD 8 from drops, bumps, and general kiddie clumsiness. Here are our top picks for a variety of instances.

Best Overall: Fintie Case

Fintie Shockproof Tuatara Case Fire Hd 8 LifestyleSource: Fintie

Despite children's' best efforts, they can be spacey and clumsy at times. To best protect their Amazon tablet, you'll want something that not only protects the backside and edges but the screen as well, which is precisely what Fintie's case does. It's hard and durable to protect from accidental hits, and the built-in screen protector prevents sticky smudges and scratches from causing damage to the display.

It also includes a fold-up handle and kickstand combo so your child can transport the device more easily or set it up when watching a show. What's more, it comes in a variety of colors - six, to be exact. You'll be able to find something that fits your child's aesthetic preferences. This is significantly more expensive than any other case on this list, but it's also the only one that features a built-in screen protector.

Pros:

  • Built-in screen protector
  • Built-in handle
  • Handle doubles as a kickstand
  • Six color options

Cons:

  • Expensive

Best Overall

Fintie Case

Durable all-around protection

Fintie's case has a built-in screen protector and a handle/kickstand duo and offers protection from scratches and bumps.

First-Party Favorite: Amazon Kid-Proof Case

Amazon Kid Proof Case Fire Hd 8Source: Amazon

In gambling, it's considered unwise to go against the house, and we've always found the case (heh) to be the same with first-party accessories from Amazon. The FreeTime version of Amazon's silicone case cover is a solid choice, featuring a textured, grippable backing and raised corners to protect from accidental drops.

While it's somewhat thick on the sides and has a snug fit, this case still provides ready and easy access to all the Fire HD 8's ports and buttons. It's also available in five fresh colors, including black, blue, pink, punch red, and yellow. Our only knock against it is it doesn't have a built-in kickstand or handle.

Pros:

  • Superb protection
  • Five color options
  • Secure fit

Cons:

  • No handle
  • No kickstand

First-Party Favorite

Amazon Kid-Proof Case

Recommended by Amazon

This case comes directly from Amazon itself and is the perfect kiddie complement to your Fire HD 8 tablet.

Best Budget: Fintie Silicone Case

Fintie Silicone Case Fire Hd 8 LifestyleSource: Fintie

This is an excellent option for anyone on a budget since it costs very little while being a good fit for younger and older kids alike. It has a textured honeycomb design on the back for extra grip, as well as reinforced edges and a raised lip around the front to protect the screen. It doesn't include a screen protector, so you might want to buy one. It comes in 12 colors to satisfy even the fussiest kid.

It won't be quite as easy for a child to carry since it doesn't include a handle. Similarly, your child will need to prop it up against something or hold it upright since the design doesn't feature a built-in kickstand. But if you want something that adds a bit of protection without costing too much, this is the case to get.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • 12 color options
  • Protective honeycomb design

Cons:

  • No handle
  • No kickstand
  • No screen protector

Best Budget

Fintie Silicone Case

Protection in several different colors

These affordable and vibrant cases feature a distinctive honeycomb design that protects the Fire HD 8 tablet from bumps and drops.

Best for Little Kids: AVAWO Case

Avawo Case Fire Hd 8 LifestyleSource: Amazon

This case is perfect for young children and toddlers who are using the Amazon tablet. It features a carrying handle made for little hands, which makes it much easier to hold onto than the slippery tablet on its own. The handle also folds to become a kickstand for hands-free gaming and video watching. While the handle makes the device more versatile, it also makes it take up more space. You might need to plan a little better when traveling with it since it won't fit as easily in your luggage.

It's made from a dense EVA foam, so in addition to protecting your child's Fire HD 8 tablet from drops or bumps, it's also shockproof. The material is soft, but also provides a good amount of friction to make it less likely for the device to slip from your child's hands. The screen is unprotected, so you'll have to be wary of scratches and sticky fingers. Choose from seven vibrant colors for a look your child is sure to love.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Built-in handle
  • Handle doubles as a kickstand
  • Seven colors

Cons:

  • It's a bit bulky
  • No screen protector

Best for Little Kids

AVAWO Case

An inexpensive option that kids will love

This case comes in a variety of colors and features a handle that doubles as a kickstand, making it easier to use and carry.

Best Hard Shell: Elegant Choise Case with Stand

Elegant Choice Fire Hd 8 LifestyleSource: Amazon

If you have older kids using the Fire HD 8 or you simply want a more "grown-up" design, this case is perfect. It has a flexible outer layer of silicone, with a hard plastic shell and a hard plastic front edge, so you're protected all the way around. There's also a kickstand built into the back, which folds out and away when you don't need it. However, there's no screen protector. You'll want to purchase one in addition to the case for full protection.

Since it comes in six different designs, you can find a look your child will like best. The rugged build of the case provides plenty of protection without making the tablet bulky. The sleek design makes it easy to store or travel with.

Pros

  • Heavy-duty shell
  • Compact
  • Kickstand

Cons

  • No handle
  • No screen protector

Best Hard Shell

Elegant Choise Case with Stand

Extra protection in a compact design

Pull out the kickstand for vertical or horizontal viewing. Its heavy-duty design is sure to protect your Fire HD 8 from bumps.

Best Folio Design: Famavala Folio Case

Famavala Folio Case Fire Hd 8 LifestyleSource: Amazon

For older kids, this folio case is the perfect way to express their personal style. There are several gorgeous designs to choose from, including outer space, a galaxy, and trees. The front cover folds into a kickstand, so you don't have to continually hold it up when watching a show. However, the kickstand only supports the tablet at a horizontal orientation, so you'll need to hold it prop it up if you want it to stand on its own vertically.

It doesn't provide as much protection as some other cases, but in the hands of an older child or teenager, it should be enough. It's made of a synthesized leather material that will protect the tablet from bumps and scratches. It also contains magnets to enable the wake/sleep function on your Fire HD 8. There's even a place to store a stylus if your child has one.

Pros:

  • 16 designs
  • Built-in stand
  • Supports wake/sleep function

Cons:

  • Less protection than some others
  • The kickstand doesn't work vertically

Best Folio Design

Famavala Folio Case

Colorful cases for older kids

This elegant case provides a built-in kickstand and stylus holder. It comes in 16 designs and is perfect for older kids and teens.

Best for Car Rides: TopEsct Kid-Proof Case

Topesct Kid Proof Fire Hd 8 Case LifestyleSource: Amazon

Whether you're going on a long road trip or only running an errand, you'll appreciate having one of these cases in your car. It comes with a lanyard, which you can use to strap your child's Fire HD 8 tablet to the seat in front of them, thus keeping it safe during rides while also keeping it within a child's reach. The strap isn't adjustable, so you might have to get creative in order for it to sit correctly on the back of the car seat. As with most cases, this one doesn't offer screen protection, so you'll want to purchase a display protector.

The three handles make it look somewhat like a steering wheel, but this means your child will be able to hold it either two-handed or from the top while transporting it. The extra handles also provide an extra cushion should the device fall or bump into anything. The downside to all of these handles is that it makes the case a bit bulkier than other options you can find. It comes in five fun colors so you can choose the look your child likes best.

Pros:

  • Extra durable
  • Built-in handles
  • Five color options
  • Integrated kickstand
  • Comes with hanging straps

Cons:

  • Comparatively bulky
  • Can't extend strap
  • No screen protector

Best for Car Rides

TopEsct Kid-Proof Case

Make car trips easier with this case

Use the included lanyard to strap your Fire HD 8 tablet case to the back of a car seat for use during a long drive.

Best case scenario

A Fire HD 8 tablet 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.

We like the Fintie Case since it's made of a durable hard shell while supplying a combination handle and 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.

Credits

Rebecca Spear loves keeping up-to-date with the latest and greatest electronics. She is a life-long gamer and a writer who has written hundreds of online articles over the past four years. On any given day you'll find her drawing with her Wacom tablet, playing video games, or reading a good book.

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