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Kobo Forma review

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Key features
  • 8 inches
  • Screen light
  • Waterproof
Expert review

The Kobo Forma is the biggest e-ink ebook reader we’ve ever tested, with an 8-inch display and the ability to display books in landscape orientation as well as portrait. It’s also the first Kobo in years to come with physical page turn buttons and it is the jointly most-expensive ebook reader on the UK market, alongside the Amazon Kindle Oasis. Is it worth the premium when other models cost a quarter as much? We took it to our lab to find out.

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First reviewed by Which?

February 2019

Released

November 2018

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Best Buys and Don't Buys
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  2. 85%
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  3. 91%
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