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

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.

Cases for Fire HD 8 Tablet (2020) and HD 8 Plus

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.

Best Overall: MoKo Smart Shell Stand Cover Case

Staff Pick

This attractive case as 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.

$15 at Amazon

Battle-Tested: MoKo Rugged Case for Fire

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.

$22 at Amazon

Amazon Approved: Amazon Kid-Proof Case

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.

Kitten Around: Riaour Shock Proof Case

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.

$14 at Amazon

Honeycomb Heavyweight: Fintie SIlicone Case

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.

$14 at Amazon

Back to basics: Mission Cables Case

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!

$20 at Amazon

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 Overall: Fintie Case

Staff Pick

Fintie's case has a built-in screen protector and a handle/kickstand duo and offers protection from scratches and bumps. It's available in six colors, so you're sure to find something that fits your child's aesthetic preferences.

First-Party Favorite: Amazon Kid-Proof Case

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: Fintie Silicone Case

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: AVAWO Case

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: Famavala Folio Case

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.

From $14 at Amazon

Best for Car Rides: TopEsct Kid-Proof 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. 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.

From $17 at Amazon

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.

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 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.

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