The Best Kindle Accessories to Buy in India
Update – Now that Amazon has officially launched their operations in India, you can check out the entire range of Kindle Accessories here
Sometime back I wrote a detailed guide on “how to buy a Kindle in India” and to my pleasant surprise, that post is one of the most popular posts on this blog. I got a lot of reader feedback and additional questions and I tried my best to answer all of them.
However, I also got an insane number of questions and queries regarding which Kindle accessories to buy in India. To be more precise, the top 5 questions asked by readers with regards to buying Kindle accessories in India were:
“Which are the best Kindle Accessories to buy in India?”
“Where can I buy accessories for the kindle fire online?”
“I recently bought a kindle and am interested to purchase accessories for it like covers etc. Which is the best cover for the Kindle?”
“Where can I buy a kindle case in India and which one is the best?”
“Where can I buy a cover for my Kindle in India? Are there any recommended covers for the Kindle?”
I did some research online and realized that there are very few informative posts out there with regards to buying the best kindle accessories in India. The problem is that although there are hundreds of official Kindle accessories available on Amazon, most of them are not eligible to be shipped to India. And out of those Kindle accessories that can be shipped to India, some of them are just not worth the money.
So I decided to write this detailed post on the 10 Best Kindle Accessories to Buy in India. All of these are shipped to India by Amazon and each one of them is a bang for their buck! Now Kindle accessories are mainly divided into categories like Kindle Covers, Kindle Sleeves, Kindle Skins, Kindle Reading Lights and Bags. And that’s how I’ve categorized the 10 Best Kindle Accessories to Buy in India as well.
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1. Amazon Kindle Touch Lighted Leather Cover
#2 on this list of the best Kindle Accessories to buy in India is the official Amazon Kindle Touch Lighted Leather Cover. It’s thin, lightweight and durable, thus making it a perfect cover accessory for your Kindle Touch. It’s available in 4 colors; black, brown, green and purple. Personally, I prefer the purple one
The premium leather exterior looks and feels great, while the soft microfiber interior protects your device from scuffs and scratches. And personally for me, the best part about this is the integrated reading light. The built-in LED light draws its power from Kindle, so no batteries are required and it’s absolutely perfect while traveling on a bus, train or plane!
The LED reading light is located just above the Kindle Touch and is provides an even light across the entire screen. You need to simply flip it to turn the light on and it automatically illuminates and eliminates the need for a separate power switch. To turn the light off, all one needs to do is close the cover.
Note: There’s a similar but separate cover for the Kindle as well. This one’s only compatible with the Kindle Touch
This one costs just under $60 which is roughly around Rs 3000 and you can check out all the product features on the official Amazon page
2. Amazon Kindle Leather Cover
#3 on this list of the best Kindle Accessories to buy in India is the Amazon Kindle Leather Cover which comes in two variants; one for the Kindle and another for the Kindle Touch. Both are available in 4 colors; black, brown, green and purple.
This cover is the same as the one above except for the LED reading light. The Kindle easily and securely snaps in place and there are no hinges or annoying elastic corner bands. In addition to this, all the buttons and the power port are fully accessible and the front cover is weighted to stay closed when the kindle lies flat (so it won’t pop up).
All in all; great quality, excellent comfort and really good value for money – A must have accessory for the Kindle. It costs $40 which is about Rs 2000.
Check out all the product features on the official Amazon page
3. Marware Eco-Vue Genuine Leather Case Cover for Kindle and Kindle Touch
1st up on this list of the best Kindle Accessories to buy in India is the Marware Eco-Vue Genuine Leather Case Cover that works for both the Kindle and the Kindle Touch. It comes in 3 colors; black, brown and pink although the pink one is a little too bright for my liking.
The straps on each corner of the leather case cover are strong and have small pieces of leather sewn on them which look nice yet it is also very easy to place the Kindle into the cover. The case is sewn tightly with no loose threads while the inside also has a handy hand strap which enable one to hold the Kindle with one hand.
Check out all the product featureson the official Amazon page.
4. Belkin Verve Tab Folio for Kindle Touch
In at #4 on this list of the best Kindle Accessories to buy in India is the Belkin Verve Tab Folio for Kindle Touch which essentially is a fold-over cover with magnetic-tab closure shields that preserves your Kindle’s screen from scratches and bumps.
It also has an inner pocket that lets one store notes and other small items. The inner lining is smooth and soft while the exterior has a sturdy leather-like finish. And yes, it’s really lightweight so it can easily fit into another bag without your shoulder going down a couple of inches!
The magnetic flap works really well and keeps the case secure at all times. The Belkin Verve Tab Folio for Kindle Touch is available in 3 different colours; black, pink and purple and cost about Rs 2500
Check out all the product featureson the official Amazon page
5. Amazon Kindle Zip Sleeve (Fits Kindle and Kindle Touch)
For all those who prefer the sleeve style as a cover for their devices, the Amazon Kindle Zip Sleeve is the perfect answer for your needs and that’s why it makes it to #5 on this list of the best Kindle Accessories to buy in India.
It’s available in 5 stylish colors namely coral, blue, charcoal, graphite and lime although personally I find the coral one to look the sexiest! It’s really nice-looking and stylish but more importantly, it seems designed to mirror the no-frills Kindle it’s protecting: it’s slender, impossibly light, comfortable, and free of unnecessary bells and whistles.
This one can be yours for less than $25 (that’s about 1250 rupees) and you can check out all the product features on the official Amazon page
6. Timbuk2 Kindle + Kindle Touch Cush Sleeve with Memory Foam for impact absorption
In at #6 on the list of the best Kindle Accessories to buy in India is another sleeve cover; the Timbuk2 Kindle + Kindle Touch Cush Sleeve with Memory Foam for impact absorption. The memory foam provides great impact protection from the outside while the faux fur lining on the inside ensure that your Kindle is not going to be scratched in any way.
It comes in 2 colours; black and brown and both look equally good and classy. For all those looking for a slim, yet protective case, this one’s the right choice for you and is one of the top ranked Kindle accessories on Amazon as well.
It works for both the Kindle as well as the Kindle Touch and costs just under $25 which is roughly around 1250 Indian rupees. You can find out more details on this at the official Amazon page for this product.
7. Verso Clip-On Reading Light for Kindle
For all those who are avid bedtime readers and want a reading light to go along with your Kindle, then the Verso Clip-On Reading Light is the perfect answer for all your needs and that’s why it makes it to #7 on this list of the best Kindle Accessories to buy in India.
This one comes in 4 snazzy colours ranging from graphite to red to turquoise and finally to white. It’s compatible with all versions of Kindle including the Touch and the Kindle Keyboard.
Good things come in sleek packages and the Verso is compact and small enough to fold up and easily fit into your purse or pocket. It clips onto the Kindle with ease, and works even with the leather case covers and is extremely lightweight. The responsive bendable arm makes comfortable adjustment very easy and the best part is that it gives the perfect amount of natural looking light that is easy on the eyes.
Plus it’s really cheap at just under $20 (about 1000 Indian rupees). For more detailed information, you can check out the official Amazon pagefor this must have Kindle accessory.
There are skins for mobile phones and then there are skins for your Kindle that just take your breath away. For all those who love to jazz up your Kindle/Kindle Touch; buying a skin is the perfect accessory that you can get to personalize your Kindle. I don’t have any particular favourite skins for the Kindle and that’s why I’m listing down the entire skins accessory category in at #8 on this list of the best Kindle Accessories to buy in India.
The best ones with all the good reviews are the Decalgirl Kindle skins that cost just under $15 which amounts to roughly Rs 750 which is really cheap and value for money.
You can check out all the skins at the official Amazon Kindle skins page.
Timbuk2 Catapult Sling Shoulder Bag
Making its way to #9 on this list of the best Kindle Accessories to buy in India is the Timbuk2 Catapult Sling Shoulder Bag which is the perfect way to carry your Kindle around while travelling. It comes in 4 different colours and costs $45 which amounts to around Rs 2250.
Check out more details about this on the official site
10. And Finally, The Kindle Itself!
What’s a Kindle accessory without the Kindle itself! So for all those of you who still don’t own a Kindle, it’s about time you bought one for yourself. The good part is that Amazon now ships the Kindle/Kindle Touch to India and if you’re looking at ordering one for yourself, then you should read my detailed step by step guide on buying a Kindle in India
A Note on Shipping Charges and Delivery Dates
If you’re looking to buy one of these Kindle accessories in India, then you need to order it from Amazon because it has the lowest prices and amazing customer service. However, since you’re ordering an international product, you need to pay some minimal customs duty as well.
Don’t worry, it’s not much and Amazon takes care of all the hard stuff such as clearing customs etc. The customs charge is added to your total amount while ordering and all that you need to do is choose the type of delivery.
Normally, Amazon offers 2 modes of international delivery. The 1st one is called Expedited International delivery which means that the Kindle accessory you ordered will take about 8-16 days to reach your place. The 2nd option is called the Priority International Courier which means that the Kindle accessory you ordered will take about 2-4 days to reach you. Of course, the 2nd one is slightly expensive but if you want a quick delivery, then go for this option.
You can choose the type of delivery you want while ordering your product along with the delivery charges applicable.
Hope you liked this informative post and do let me know your thoughts on this list of the best Kindle Accessories to buy in India.
The Best Kindle Accessories to Buy in India – Your Thoughts
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