Kobo Forma

Kobo Forma

Based on 89 reviews

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Great size and lightweight design
Large screen, ideal for graphic novels and manga
Water resistant
Adjustable front light
Physical buttons for easy navigation
Not compatible with read-wise
Less integrated bookstore compared to Amazon
Inconsistent orientation sensor


Overall, the Kobo Forma receives mixed reviews. Many users appreciate its lightweight design, large screen, and water resistance, making it a strong contender for best e-reader alongside the Kindle Oasis. However, some users have experienced issues with page turning and inconsistent orientation sensors. The Kobo ecosystem also lacks support for read-wise and has a less integrated bookstore compared to Amazon. The device is recommended for epub reading and has a custom application for manga reading. The 8GB variant may not be suitable for users with a large library. The PDF reading experience is generally positive, but the device's response time can make highlighting difficult.


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8 Inches


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