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Kobo Forma review

Key features
  • 8-inches
  • Screen light
  • Waterproof
Reviewed

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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£199.00
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£199.99
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£259.99
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We have tested 6 ebook readers and found that there are 0 Don't Buys and 4 Best Buys.
Range of Ebook reader scores
  1. 82%
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  2. 85%
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  3. 91%
    Highest score
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