In a previous post, I expanded on the various and many Kindle cases available. These are the other must have ereader accessories you can purchase for your favorite electronic reader! If you can imagine it, you can probably find it.
From reading lights to sleeves to microSD cards and screen protectors, there are a ton of options.
Do You Need Accessories?
Depending on your reading habits, you might not need accessories, exactly. Some are needs, some are useful, and some are pure indulgence or personalization.
If you have kids, pets, or you’re a klutz like me, you definitely want a cover and screen protectors. If you have mobility issues (or feel like being lazy, don’t worry, we all do it), a stand for reading your ereader in bed is quite nice.
If you read a lot of graphic novels or academic books, a microSD card might be useful for you.
If you like reading in bed, but opted for the basic ereader model without its own light, you might appreciate a book light. Or you need to replace your USB cord.
If you love audio books, you definitely want to invest in a set of Bluetooth earbuds or headphones so your kids don’t learn Mom likes sexy romance novels with those really good sex scenes where the hero drops the F-bomb repetitively and often. Don’t deny it. We all love those books. 🙂
So many reasons and so many products available. I’m just going to list a few examples for each category. Feel free to search extensively for the perfect accessories that fits your needs.
Sleeves and Such
There are so many cases that can be classified as a carrying case or sleeve or cover that I unimaginatively named this section, Sleeves and Such. It can include a case or cover with pockets or a larger carrying case so you can cart around your charger and headphones. Anything of that nature.
I seriously like the look of this tablet organizer. It’s a Vera Bradley case, which also does ereader sleeves as well. I simply love the pockets on this particular one. You can also purchase a protection plan, if you so desire. Definitely check it out. If you try it, lemme know how you liked it.
This nifty TFY sleeve comes with a hand strap and a side pocket. Pretty freaking useful. It also fits quite a few models of ereader, supposedly.
If you’re looking for hand-crafted, they even have those! Crafted to order.
Bluetooth Headphones, Earbuds, Headsets – For Audio Book Lovers
Just in case, if you have never tried audio books, I highly recommend listening to at least one good one while you commute or workout, just to see. I am still much more excited to read than listen, but I am now a proud Audible subscriber. I only listen when I can’t read and it’s usually a favorite book or author I have read a ton of times. Listening gives me a new way to experience my favorites and I love it. I also use audio to listen to those classics we all say we’re going to read ‘someday’ yet never do.
Ahem, back to my original topic. Listening devices.
I much prefer a Bluetooth headset that has a neckband. It makes it easy to use when my phone is in my pocket or device is across the room when I need to pause.
This one by Osten Designs and I just like the color. It’s sweat resistant and you can answer phone calls with just the headset. I particularly like Headsets like these because if I’m listening, I’m usually moving and it prevents the cords from tangling when you pull the earbuds out of your ears. The earbuds are less likely to be lost too, like the expensive truly wireless ones.
Honestly, any Bluetooth headphones will work. Though I would avoid the super cheap Dollar General ones. They’re just bad quality, but will do in a pinch.
A Bluetooth speaker might be your preference at home. This one by OortZ is an example of the wide array of speakers you can find on Amazon. Honestly, you could build an entire blog around listening devices.
You can also get fancy with Amazon Alexa and the Echo smart speaker, if you so desire.
If you’re uber paranoid, a super klutz or just don’t like cases or covers for your device, you might consider getting a screen protector for your Kindle (or any other device.)
You can usually buy them in packs and they’re quite useful if you have kids or a dog. They still allow you to use the Touch-Screen, of course. Some are even a shatterproof glass.
Stands and Lights – Got to Read Everywhere!
If you have an older ereader model without a light or prefer reading without a light, but still want a lighting option, there are always ereader lights available like the iKross one pictured below that can be attached to any ereader brand. Most are LED lights nowadays, which means no need to replace the bulb!
If you’re looking for a lazy approach to reading your Kindle or watching movies on your Amazon Fire, get a stand! There are a million of types for any model, of course, too.
Power Adapters and Such
If your new kitten ate your charging cord or you just need a back up for your purse or ereader case, you can find those too!
The official power adapter for Kindle devices and Fire Tablets. You probably want to stick with the official ones for your brand.
They have 5ft cables! Crazy long! For whatever reason you want a cable that long, they have it.
Too Many Choices!
No matter what your ereader needs are, they probably have an accessory for it. Not even joking. Even if you never needed these things before and never considered them, they definitely come in handy. Or they make your device pretty. Which is equally important.
What is your favorite ereader accessory you use? Comment below!