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Top Selling Kindle Accessories

Updated on July 1, 2013

Kindle accessories can be a popular gifts to give and receive. This is because almost anyone can afford a model, and take advantage of instant access to books in both black-and-white and color. If you’re looking for a last minute gift for yourself or other Kindle lover, check out these top sellers, as listed by Amazon. As a bonus, they’re easy on the budget at under $50.

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Kindle US Power Adapter

As handy as the Kinder and Kindle Touch are to carry around, they tether you to a computer for recharging because they’re lacking a critical accessory included in other models. Avoid that inconvenience with the first in all Kindle accessories, which allows you to plug your device at any outlet, as long as you have the USB cord. Attach your cord to the Kindle, and attach the free end to the adapter and plug it in. This accessory is small enough for a stocking stuffer.

Leather Kindle Accessories

The number 2 best seller goes to the Marware Leather Cover for the Kindle Fire in black, while number 10 belongs to the hot pink pink version. Other available colors are brown, charcoal, and olive green.

You need this accessory if you want the freedom of dropping your device into a briefcase or purse, without having to worry about damage. The case protects against impact and scratching. It also converts into a stand for hands-free viewing and display, while a strap allows for one-handed use. The leather adds a touch of

Two-Year Warranty Plus Accident Protection for Kindle Fire

If you don’t want to cover up your Kindle or are extraordinarily accident-prone, you can up the protection factor with this warranty that lasts for two years after you buy your device. It doesn’t matter whether you bought the reader from Amazon or from offline retailers within the past 30 days. You’re protected from mechanical and electrical problems without having to pay any deductibles or fees. If it breaks because your kid throws it across the room, it falls in the bathtub or the dog chews it, it’s covered. You can make up to three claims during the warranty period.

Amazon Gift Card in a Greeting Card

Granted, this is the lazy giver’s gift idea for the Kindle, but who wouldn’t want to receive this in the mail? As an added bonus for the sender, one-day shipping is free. It’s available in denominations from $10 to $250 with 18 designs that include Thank You, birthdays, weddings and love. Alas, Amazon can’t print a message directly on the card, so if you’re having it shipped from the store directly to the recipient, you’ll need to add your text wishes in the retailer’s standard gift note.

Lightweight Microshell Folio Cover

Spots 5 and 9 in Kindle accessories are taken up by Marware’s Lightweight Microshell Folio Cover in black and graphite, though pink and white are also available. The back is a polycarbonate case with a soft felt covering. The front is rubberized to protect against impact and scratches. The cover can be folded to provide a hands-free stand.

Clear Skin Protector

The Marware clear screen protector shields your screen from dirt, scratches, food, hand lotion and other damage as you’re using it. This comes in handy if you have long and sharp nails, or like to use a pen to point at the screen. You get two screens, so only need to buy the one pack for two devices.

Installation is easy. Clean your screen with the included microfiber cleaning cloth, attach the protector and then use the included applicator to smooth out any bubbles. You may experience some increased reflectiveness under bright light.

This skin protector is the last and most lightweight of the top selling Kindle accessories.

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    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 

      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      As an ex-pat, my Kindle is like my lifeline to civilization. I own several accessories, although the skin protector sounds like something I need to look into. As always, a great hub. Voted up and shared!

    • alocsin profile imageAUTHOR

      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Thanks for reviving this hub, Tammy. Yes, I do have the smaller Kindle with keyboard -- I think it's called the Kindle 3. Like it a lot because it's lightweight, holds a charge forever and I can carry my whole library around with me. If you just want to read, the B/W Kindle is easiest on the eyes. But if you want to do more things, an iPad is the way to go.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I get all my acessories for my toys from Ebay. The prices that retailers charge is insane and should be illegal, but people still buy from the stores. I don't have a kindle. I prefer the actual book:)

    • kikalina profile image

      kikalina 

      6 years ago from Europe

      I love my Kindle but I think I prefer an ipad. I find the Ipad easier to use. Interesting hub. Sharing with followers. Thanks for SHARING.

    • THEHuG5 profile image

      THEHuG5 

      6 years ago

      This is very useful. I don't have a kindle(I have a nook) but I'm sure there are accessories for it that are similar to this. I hate the charger that first comes with the nook it's so finicky! I should probably splurge for a power adapter. Voting this up!

    • tammyswallow profile image

      Tammy 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for this. Do you use one? I am trying to decide between an Ipad, Kindle, or Nook. What do you recommend?

    • alocsin profile imageAUTHOR

      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I live for my Kindle as well. Thanks for stopping by.

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 

      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      I didn't realize there were so many covers available. As an ex-pat, I live for my Kindle 2. Thanks for the helpful review!

    • alocsin profile imageAUTHOR

      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I've decided against the new Kindle, for now, because apparently it doesn't have 3G. My old Kindle 3 has 3G, which is useful when I travel abroad.

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Asia

      The leather case and screen cover are excellent suggestions as gifts and will help to maintain the new look of the Kindle.

      Have you tried the new Kindle? Is it a good tablet device?

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