Kobo Forma 8GB

In the version: 8GB - Black - Without cover

In the version

8GB - Black - Without cover
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Kobo Forma 8GB
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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.
  • It doesn't include an adapter for charging via a socket, only a micro USB cable.
  • It doesn't include a protective cover, so order a protective cover or one of our recommended combinations and prevent damage to the vulnerable screen.
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Description

Thanks to a number of improvements, the Kobo Forma is the ideal e-reader to read on for longer periods of time. The 8-inch screen might be larger than that of other Kobo e-readers, but the Forma is still lighter than most of those e-readers. The ergonomic grip on the side allows you to easily hold this Kobo for longer stretches of time. With the physical buttons on the grip, you can easily flip a page. The comfort of your eyes has also been considered, because Comfortlight Pro ensures that the screen backlight automatically adjusts to the ambient light. It filters blue light at night, so you can fall asleep more easily when you're done reading. Do you want to read in bed, but also at the beach? The Kobo Forma is waterproof, so feel free to bring it to the beach or pool

Note: you have to create a Kobo account to use a Kobo e-reader.

Thanks to a number of improvements, the Kobo Forma is the ideal e-reader to read on for longer periods of time. The 8-inch screen might be larger than that of other Kobo e-readers, but the Forma is still lighter than most of those e-readers. The ergonomic grip on the side allows you to easily hold this Kobo for longer stretches of time. With the physical buttons on the grip, you can easily flip a page. The comfort of your eyes has also been considered, because Comfortlight Pro ensures that the screen backlight automatically adjusts to the ambient light. It filters blue light at night, so you can fall asleep more easily when you're done reading. Do you want to read in bed, but also at the beach? The Kobo Forma is waterproof, so feel free to bring it to the beach or pool

Note: you have to create a Kobo account to use a Kobo e-reader.


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

Reviews

Most helpful reviews

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

    Rafael Ontivero | 11 May 2019 | In the version: 8GB - Black - Without cover

    • 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 | In the version: 8GB - Black - Without cover
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Fijn in gebruik

    Robin | 15 September 2019 | In the version: 8GB - Black - Without cover

    • 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 | In the version: 8GB - Black - Without cover
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Good book, bought it as upgrade from old Kindle, recommend

    Dmytro | 15 October 2019 | In the version: 8GB - Black - Without cover

    • 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 | In the version: 8GB - Black - Without cover
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,6/10
    makes me read more, i like it
    • 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 | In the version: 8GB - Black - Without cover
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    One of the best choices out there
    • Pros:
      Size
    • P