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To make the reading experience better for ravenous booklovers who read for hours on end, and want a lightweight, portable alternative to heavy print books, we’ve delivered our most comfortable eReader yet with waterproof reliability, the choice of landscape or portrait mode, and the expanded access of book borrowing. Storage size available in 8GB and 32GB.

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Kobo Forma is compatible with Kobo Forma accessories.

Kobo Gift Cards are not redeemable for eReaders.

Features: Waterproof IPX8 - up to 60 mins in 2 metres of water
Screen: 8.0" 300 PPI E Ink Carta display, 1440 × 1920 resolution
Weight: 197 g
Size: 160 x 177.7 x 8.5 (thickness at gripping area) & 4.2 (thickness at the thinner side)
Storage: 8 GB - 32 GB
Front-light: ComfortLight PRO – Adjustable colour temperature
Customizability: TypeGenius: 11 different fonts and over 50 font styles
Exclusive font weight and sharpness settings
Supported formats: 14 file formats supported natively (EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR)
Connectivity: Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB
Battery Life: 1200 mAh, weeks of battery life*
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Brazilian, Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish
Other: No advertising, no interruptions
*Dependent on individual usage

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Discover a radical new look for Kobo eReaders

With an ergonomic curved design, and lightweight enough to hold for hours, Kobo Forma is our most comfortable eReader yet.

Discover a radical new look for Kobo eReaders
Discover a radical new look for Kobo eReaders

Push the limits of your reading experience

Whether you’re right-handed or a lefty, try Kobo Forma’s new page-turn buttons to move through your story. Read in portrait or landscape mode, or set the text to automatically change orientation depending how you hold your eReader.

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Embrace lightweight durability Embrace lightweight durability

Embrace lightweight durability

Kobo Forma immerses you in your reading more than ever before, with a sturdy 8.0” HD Mobius Carta E Ink screen that feels lighter than air.

Dive into a story absolutely anywhere Dive into a story absolutely anywhere

Dive into a story absolutely anywhere

Kobo Forma is fully waterproof from the inside out with HZO Protection™ and safe for the beach, the pool, or a soak in the tub.*

*Meets requirements of IPX8 rating. Waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to 2 metres of water.

Enlighten your reading with ComfortLight PRO Dive into a story absolutely anywhere

Enlighten your reading with ComfortLight PRO

Kobo Forma’s adjustable front-light is easy on your eyes. It gradually reduces the blue-light exposure that keeps you alert throughout the day, so you can read before bed, then get right to sleep.

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Shift into OverDrive with integrated eBook borrowing

Connect to your local public library right from Kobo Forma with built-in OverDrive.* Search for the eBooks you want and choose to borrow or buy — it’s that simple.

*Dependent on library participation, available through most public libraries in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. eBook availability will vary based on library.

Take your stories undercover Take your stories undercover

Take your stories undercover

Exclusive to Kobo Forma, the Kobo SleepCover allows for hands-free reading at the perfect angle. Simply flip the front cover over, and attach it to the magnetic clasp.


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Stay in sync no matter where you read

Extend your reading experience on your own smartphone or tablet with the free Kobo App. We’ll always remember where you left off, so you’ll never lose your place.

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