Kobo Forma - Waterproof IPX8 8.0" e-Reader 8GB -Black
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What PB Tech customers are saying about this product...See More Reviews
"Really like it; I had the kobo glo before this which is very similar to kindle paperwhite in size and features.
This one is much thinner and lighter, and I find the separate page ...view more"
"High price great device but first purchase developed a fault so we returned it for replacement under the warranty. Subsequently the second device, after less than 12 months is now ...view more"
"Has a large screen yet the weight is lower than older smaller e readers. There is a hidden white text on black background mode for people who want that. The buttons don't feel grea ...view more"
Easily read your favourite books with the Kobo Forma an ergnomic, lightweight eBook reader that's designed for comfort and durability. The ComfortLitePRO filters out harsh blue light while the 8" HD Carta E Ink screen offers a print-like reading experience. And it's waterproof, so you don't have to leave your book behind when you lounge by the pool or soak in the tub.
- 8.0" HD Carta E Ink screen with a 1440 x 1920 resolution and Mobius display technology offers a print-quality reading experience
- 8GB of internal memory provides space to keep your favourite novels and new books on your list
- Lightweight, ergonomic curved design makes it comfortable to hold for hours at any angle
- Turn pages using the page turn button or touch the screen
- Read in portrait or landscape mode, or set the text to change orientation automatically as you turn the eReader
- HZO Protection creates a completely waterproof barrier that makes it possible for you to submerge your device in up to 2 metres of water for 60 minutes
- ComfortLightPRO adjustable front-light is easy on your eyes gradually reduces the blue-light exposure that keeps you alert throughout the day, so you can read before bed
- Set the colour temperature to change automatically, and swipe up or down on your screen to adjust brightness
Waterproof IPX8 - up to 60 mins in 2 metres of water
8.0" 300 PPI E Ink Carta display, 1440 × 1920 resolution
160 x 177.7 x 8.5 (thickness at gripping area) & 4.2 (thickness at the thinner side)
ComfortLight PRO - Adjustable colour temperature
TypeGenius: 11 different fonts and over 50 font styles
Exclusive font weight and sharpness settings
14 file formats supported natively (EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR)
Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB
1200 mAh, weeks of battery life*
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.
Beautiful large screen
Has a large screen yet the weight is lower than older smaller e readers. There is a hidden white text on black background mode for people who want that. The buttons don't feel great but function correctly. The yellow light mode is great for evening reading.
Great book reader
Excellent. light, large screen size similar to small book. Much improved from earlier models, which themselves were very good.
Super thin, light and generally awesome
Really like it; I had the kobo glo before this which is very similar to kindle paperwhite in size and features.
This one is much thinner and lighter, and I find the separate page turn buttons useful.
Really good product - fairly expensive, but I'm happy with it.
One gripe is that the power button is really, really hard to push. I returned the model I had as I thought it faulty, but the new one is the same. I think it is just how it is - you should get a sleep cover with it, so that you don't have to use the power butotn.
Great device but
High price great device but first purchase developed a fault so we returned it for replacement under the warranty. Subsequently the second device, after less than 12 months is now malfunctioning. Unfortunately the store warranty only applies to the original device so PB would not replace the second device.
However as my wife likes her Forma so much we have just ordered another and hope this new device is more reliable than the previous 2.
Hight NOT recommended! I'm extremely unhappy with this device.
The power button is bad. It takes A LOT OF effort for me to be able to push the button. So I have to spend another $70 to buy a sleep cover so that I can more easily put the device to sleep. Imagine a plain low-tech cover costs for $70!
Yet this is not the end of it. Then I find from time to time the touch screen does not respond at all. And I have to try hard to push that power button to shutdown and restart the device!
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7 day right of exchange
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To exchange a product, goods must be sealed / unopened, with packaging in original condition, and accompanied by a valid receipt dated no more than 7 calendar days from when you request an exchange.
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If your product develops a fault outside of the manufacturer warranty or PB Tech warranty period, we offer a full repair service and are an authorised repair agent for leading brands such as Samsung, HP, Toshiba, Lenovo and more.
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