Kobo Forma

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Kobo Forma
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Product information

Key specs

Screen size
8 inches
Water-resistant
Yes
Memory card reader
No
Integrated WiFi
Yes
Total storage capacity
8 GB

Pros and cons

According to our e-reader expert
  • You can hold this lightweight e-reader for long stretches of time thanks to its ergonomic grip.
  • Thanks to the waterproof casing you can read at the beach or next to the pool without worry.
  • Comfortlight Pro automatically adjusts the backlight based on your environment, while also filtering blue light.
  • An adapter isn't included for charging via a wall socket, only a micro USB cable.
  • You have to create an account to use a Kobo e-reader, making it more difficult to install books than on a PocketBook e-reader.
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Description

The Kobo Formo is the ideal e-reader to read on for long stretches of time thanks to a number of improvements. The 8-inch screen is larger than most other Kobo e-reader, but even so, the Forma weighs less than most other e-readers. Thanks to the ergonomic grip on the side, you can easily hold the Kobo for long stretches of time. The physical buttons on the grip also let you easily flip the page. Kobo has also thought about strain on your eyes, thanks to Comfortlight Pro, the backlight is automatically adjusted to your surroundings. At night, blue light is filtered so you can fall asleep more easily after reading. Want to read at the beach as well? The Kobo Forma is water resistant, so you breath easy when you bring it to the beach or pool.

The Kobo Formo is the ideal e-reader to read on for long stretches of time thanks to a number of improvements. The 8-inch screen is larger than most other Kobo e-reader, but even so, the Forma weighs less than most other e-readers. Thanks to the ergonomic grip on the side, you can easily hold the Kobo for long stretches of time. The physical buttons on the grip also let you easily flip the page. Kobo has also thought about strain on your eyes, thanks to Comfortlight Pro, the backlight is automatically adjusted to your surroundings. At night, blue light is filtered so you can fall asleep more easily after reading. Want to read at the beach as well? The Kobo Forma is water resistant, so you breath easy when you bring it to the beach or pool.


Included by default

Included by default

Key specs

Screen size
8 inches
Water-resistant
Yes
Memory card reader
No
Integrated WiFi
Yes
Total storage capacity
8 GB

Included by default

Included by default


Rating

Rating per section

User friendliness
10
Speed
9,2
Screen quality
9,6
Design
10
Options
7,6

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

5 / 5 stars
9,6/10
"A good product despite all its drawbacks"

Rafael Ontivero | 11 May 2019

  • Pros:
    Big screen
  • Pros:
    Fast
  • Pros:
    Ergonomic
  • Pros:
    Can be easily home-brew hacked
  • Pros:
    Blue filter light
  • Con:
    Some light artifacts
  • Con:
    Bezel gets finger dirty easy
  • Con:
    Lacks light-sensor

Despite the fact it has some light artifacts (as all Kobo have), and the bezels gets dirty very easy with finger touch (and it is very anti aesthetic), the way this reader works is very good.

It is fast, and has a lot of options to customize the reading experience like font bolding and interlining. Other good feature is the blue filter light, that is manually adjustable or based on hours.

And if all of those customization options aren't enough, you can easily apply custom homebrew patches to extra-fine-tunning (take a look at mobileread.com website).


5 / 5 stars
10/10
"Fijn in gebruik"

Robin | 15 September 2019

  • Pros:
    groot scherm
  • Pros:
    water dicht
  • Pros:
    batterijduur
  • Con:
    prijzig
  • Con:
    geen usb c

Goede e-reader. Duurder dan andere modellen. En geen USB-C poort, komt wel met een goede reversable micro-b kabel.


5 / 5 stars
9,6/10
"Good book, bought it as upgrade from old Kindle, recommend"

Dmytro | 15 October 2019

  • Pros:
    Good big screen
  • Pros:
    Lightweight
  • Con:
    Doesn't remove white margins in PDF

The e-book is really nice. Before buying it I used an Amazon Kindle with 6 inches screen. This model is much better than my old Kindle: it has big screen, but weights less then Kindle.
The only minor disadvantage I found is lack of smart algorithm to remove white margins in PDF files. So, I have to process all my pdfs manually.


A good product despite all its drawbacks

5 / 5 stars
9,6
  • Pros:
    Big screen
  • Pros:
    Fast
  • Pros:
    Ergonomic
  • Pros:
    Can be easily home-brew hacked
  • Pros:
    Blue filter light
  • Con:
    Some light artifacts
  • Con:
    Bezel gets finger dirty easy
  • Con:
    Lacks light-sensor

Despite the fact it has some light artifacts (as all Kobo have), and the bezels gets dirty very easy with finger touch (and it is very anti aesthetic), the way this reader works is very good.

It is fast, and has a lot of options to customize the reading experience like font bolding and interlining. Other good feature is the blue filter light, that is manually adjustable or based on hours.

And if all of those customization options aren't enough, you can easily apply custom homebrew patches to extra-fine-tunning (take a look at mobileread.com website).

Rafael Ontivero | 11 May 2019

Fijn in gebruik

5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    groot scherm
  • Pros:
    water dicht
  • Pros:
    batterijduur
  • Con:
    prijzig
  • Con:
    geen usb c

Goede e-reader. Duurder dan andere modellen. En geen USB-C poort, komt wel met een goede reversable micro-b kabel.

Robin | 15 September 2019

Good book, bought it as upgrade from old Kindle, recommend

5 / 5 stars
9,6
  • Pros:
    Good big screen
  • Pros:
    Lightweight
  • Con:
    Doesn't remove white margins in PDF

The e-book is really nice. Before buying it I used an Amazon Kindle with 6 inches screen. This model is much better than my old Kindle: it has big screen, but weights less then Kindle.
The only minor disadvantage I found is lack of smart algorithm to remove white margins in PDF files. So, I have to process all my pdfs manually.

Dmytro | 15 October 2019

makes me read more, i like it

4 / 5 stars
7,6
  • Pros:
    big screen
  • Pros:
    makes me read more
  • Pros:
    waterproof
  • Pros:
    very quick assistance
  • Con:
    expensive cover
  • Con:
    not very quick

Like it, but sometime wish it would asnwer quickly to my finger.
ORdered a second hand sometimes went wrong and got a new one! so PLUS PLUS for the costumer service

Philippa | 8 July 2020

One of the best choices out there

5 / 5 stars
9,6
  • Pros:
    Size
  • Pros:
    Shape
  • Pros:
    TIme of operation withou charge
  • Con:
    When you want to highlight text it get messy due to lack of accuracy on the touch screen and the reaction of the software

Ergonomic and amazing size

Angel | 8 May 2020