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.
This attractive case is a frosted clear backshell to show off your tablet beneath a rose gold, black, or denim green color. It has a magnetic cover that can wake the device and folds back into a stand.
We have back-to-back MoKo cases, but with good reason! This sturdy case will keep your Fire HD 8 safe from just about any drop, and it includes a built-in kickstand and screen protector.
Yes, this case is one of the more expensive ones on this list, and yes, this is essentially the same case you'd get if you just purchased the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. You know what? Not everyone wants the Kids Edition. If yours is a tablet for the whole family, you can simply put this on when it's junior's turn to play.
If the previous Amazon case appeals to you, but you don't want to shell out that much money, this is a great option. It has a playful kitten ears design on the handle, and two pop-out feet to help it stand up.
Fintie has been rolling out new versions of this classic design for years, and it works! With raised bumpers and grippable edges, this case is hard to drop; but if you do, you're protected.
Back to basics
This case, made explicitly for Amazon, is about as basic as you can get. It's a transparent polycarbonate case that lets the vibrant new colors in the HD 8 line shine through, and it comes with two screen protectors. Not a bad deal!
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.
AIcase's case brings triple-layer protection that includes a built-in screen protector and a handle/kickstand duo. This case offers peace of mind that your Fire HD 8 tablet can withstand bumps and drops that are sure to happen if you've got a child using it.
This case comes directly from Amazon itself and is the perfect kiddie complement to your Fire HD 8 tablet. It has a textured, grippable back and raised corners to protect from accidental drops, and it's available in five fresh colors.
Best budget option
These affordable and vibrant cases feature a distinctive honeycomb design that protects the Fire HD 8 tablet from bumps and drops. However, if you want that extra bit of peace of mind, you might want to spring for a screen protector as well.
Best for little kids
This case comes in a variety of colors and features a handle that doubles as a kickstand, making it easier to use and carry. 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.
Best folio design
This elegant case provides a built-in kickstand and stylus holder. It comes in 16 designs and is perfect for older kids and teens. It doesn't offer as much protection as some other cases, but in the hands of an older child or teenager, it should be enough.
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 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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