I bought this skin along with the leather lighted cover. Although the latter is undeniably gorgeous, I half-wish I'd just bought the skin.
This two-in-one purchase is perfect. The screen protector is easy to apply and doesn't diminish the reading experience, and the high-grip sleeve means I can read at any angle without fear of it slipping out of my fingers.
It leaves all holes free, and covers the side page-turn keys neatly. Keys are left clear, and as it is so sleek, holding it for text entry using the two-thumb technique is very comfortable and feels secure. When the leather cover is attached, as gorgeous as it is, it becomes a significant obstruction and is really only useful when reading in dark conditions.
At the risk of stating the obvious, the skin adds no weight either.
The clincher? It actually fits inside the lighted leather cover. Now my device is totally drop-proof.
Buy it. And get one for all your Kindle-owning friends. They'll love you the more for it.
One further note: unless you really need a built-in light or have a leather-fetish, in my opinion all you need for your Kindle is
- this skin, for ease of handling
- a waterproof, cushioning sleeve for transporting (unexpected things leak in handbags)
Anything else is frivolity.