Kobo Forma + Sleep Cover Black

In the version: 8GB - Black - With cover

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8GB - Black - With cover
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Kobo Forma + Sleep Cover Black
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Pros and cons

According to our e-reader expert
  • Pros:
    The included cover allows you to safely take the e-reader with you.
  • Pros:
    Thanks to the waterproof casing, you can read at the beach or next to the pool without having to worry.
  • Pros:
    Comfortlight Pro automatically adjusts the screen backlight based on your ambient light, while also filtering blue light.
  • Con:
    A adapter for charging via a socket isn't included, only a micro USB cable is included.
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Product description

Put the Kobo Forma in the Sleep Cover and safely take it anywhere with you. The included case prevents scratches and cracks on the screen or the casing. You can comfortably read your favorite books on the large 8-inch screen. Thanks to the ergonomic side handle, you can easily hold the Forma for longer. Prefer to put the e-reader upright? You can fold the cover into a stand. The physical buttons on the handle also let you easily flip the page. Kobo has even thought about comfort for your eyes. Thanks to ComfortLight Pro, the screen backlight automatically adjusts to the ambient light. At night, blue light is filtered so you can fall asleep more easily after reading in bed. Do you also want to read while you're at the beach? The Kobo Forma is waterproof, so you can safely bring it to the beach or pool.

Note: you need to set up a Kobo account to use a Kobo e-reader.


Included by default

Kobo Forma 8GB


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
    • 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 | In the version: 8GB - Black - Without cover

Specifications

Product

Product number
820567
Manufacturer code
N782-KU-BK-K-EP
Brand
Kobo
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty
Old product returned for free
Yes

Screen

Screen type
Electronic Ink
Sharpness
Full HD (1080p)
Blue light filter
Yes
Resolution height
1440 pixels
Resolution width
1920 pixels
Color screen
No
Screen size
8 inches
Touchscreen
Yes
Backlit screen
Yes
Pixel density
300 ppi

Memory

Total storage capacity
8 GB
Memory card reader
No
Internal RAM
512 MB

General properties

Operating system language
Dutch, English, Multiple languagues can be configured
eBook store integrated
Yes
Text file format
BMP, CBZ, GIF, HTML, JPEG, MobiPocket, PDF, PNG, RTF, TIFF, ePub
Photo file format
BMP, PNG, TIFF
Supported and protected file formats
Adobe DRM, MobiPocket, ePub
No
Yes
Web browser
Yes
Plays music
No
IP certification
IPX8

Physical properties

Weight
190 g