Jazz Up Your Reading
Since e-readers first hit the market, we've been obsessed. We tote them everywhere with us, so our newest obsession is finding cool accessories for our digital besties. These five killer finds are our latest must-haves.
DIY E-reader case
Hands-free, rotatable floor stand
Form meets function in this clever little baby. Sleek and stylish, the LEVO rotatable floor stand lets you enjoy your e-reader totally hands-free. Dying to try that recipe for stuffed artichokes from the latest issue of EveryDay with Rachael Ray? Slap your e-reader on this floor stand so you can focus on your culinary endeavors without worrying about spills or smudges affecting your gadget. Want to soak away the stress of the day in a hot bubble bath? The floor stand will allow you to read a book while freeing up your hands for holding that big-ol' glass of wine you'll be imbibing (Walmart, $159).
Kindle clutch case
Who says your e-reader carrying case has to be purely practical? This "Black Stripes" e-reader clutch case by Angela Kay Designs is, in fact, practical — but it's also fabulous! Slide your e-reader into it, and then slip the entire thing right into your purse to keep the clown-carload of items rattling around in your handbag from banging against your e-reader. We love, love, love the super-chic black-and-white stripes — with plucky, lime-green lining, no less — but Angela Kay carries these clutch cases in an array of gorgeous fabrics (Etsy, $45).
Rocketfish microfiber cleaning cloths
Yes, this item is a little less glamorous than the rest. But the truth of the matter is that we go through cleaning cloths like nobody's business. This handy three-pack comes in super-cute designs that make us smile while helping us rid our e-reader screens of dirt and smudges. They are created with convenience in mind — you can simply clean the cloths in warm water when they get a little gunky. Bonus? At only $3 a pack, you can afford to stockpile 'em (Best Buy, $3).
Privacy screen protector
Do you ever feel like someone is watching you? There are few things creepier than feeling the prying eyes of someone near you trying to catch a glimpse of whatever is on your e-reader screen. 3M Privacy Screen Protectors utilize microlouver privacy technology, so while you can clearly see your screen and all of its contents, anyone to your side only sees a darkened screen. Your confidential information remains as it should — confidential (Best Buy, $33).
Kid-friendly foam case
If you've ever heard the dreaded crunch of glass as the screen of your expensive smart device shatters, you undoubtedly know you can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your investment — particularly when kids are involved! If yours are anything like ours, they can't wait to get ahold of your Kindle. Encourage your kids' appetite for reading without losing any peace of mind by sliding your e-reader into DrHotDeal's protective foam cover. Dustproof, skid proof, scratch resistant, fingerprint resistant and shock absorbing, this gem is virtually indestructible. We're partial to the hot pink, but it comes in plenty of other colors, too (Best Buy, $14).