Best heavy duty & kid cases for Amazon Fire HD 8 tablets 2024

The Amazon Fire HD 8 series of tablets are great for the whole family, including 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 latest 2022 mode, 2020, and 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.

The best protection for the latest Fire HD 8 (2022)

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If you've got the latest Fire HD 8 tablet from Amazon, you're getting a solid upgrade over the previous generation with up to 30% faster performance thanks to a new hexa-core. While some of the more generic cases will work with both the 2022 model and the older 2020, these picks are designed to fit just the latest model.

The best cases to protect your Fire HD 8 (2020)

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 in all of its versions has continued to be one of the best Android tablets around, and it can be an educational tool or a great source of entertainment for children. And despite its relatively low price, there's no need to waste money replacing it when you could have just bought a case. There are plenty of different cases out there, so you'll need to determine what design will work best for your child.

The latest 2022 revision of the Fire HD 8 tablet can be upgraded to a Kids version with the addition of the Kid-Proof case directly from Amazon. This strong case is a good fit for the hardware and has endless appeal with Disney characters and lively colors. If you're looking for something for Mom and Dad, the DJ&RPPQ rugged case is a good pick with a built-in screen protector and plenty of padding around the back. It's also available in a few colors to help yours stand out.

For the Fire HD 8 and HD 8 Plus (2020) tablets, we like the Herize Case with Screen Protector and Pen Holder. It has a refined and rugged look, with a carrying strap on top of the hand strap in the back to make viewing easier. Not to mention the kickstand for watching movies or playing games hands-free. 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
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