Kobo Forma 1

by Kobo

E-book reader Publication Date: 30/10/2018

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With our largest and most lightweight design, and new page-turn buttons to move you through your story, Kobo Forma is Kobo's most comfortable eReader yet.

Choose landscape or portrait mode on a durable 8.0” HD Carta E Ink screen.

ComfortLightPRO offers the best light any time of day, and waterproofing means you can soak up a story anywhere, even beneath the surface. Kobo Forma is where the future of reading takes shape.

Don’t forget your Kobo accessory! : The Kobo Forma Sleepcover is available to purchase separately.

Made from soft PU leather, the versatile Kobo Forma SleepCover allows for both hand-held and hands-free reading. Flip the front cover into a stand, and enjoy reading in either portrait or landscape mode. Kobo Forma automatically wakes up when you open the cover, and goes back to sleep when you close it.

The Kobo Forma Sleepcover is available in Black or Plum.

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Screen Size & Type: 8.0" Carta E Ink HD Touchscreen Mobius Display Technology

Screen Resolution:1440 x 1920, 300 ppi, print quality

Landscape Reading Mode: Yes- screen orientation available in landscape and portrait mode.

Weight: 197 g

Size: 160 x 177.7 x 8.5 (thickness at gripping area) and 4.2mm (thickness at thinner side)

Page Turn Buttons: Yes

Storage: 8 GB of on-board memory, holds up to 6,000 eBooks

Front-light: ComfortLight PRO adjustable brightness, auto-adjusting colour temperature.

Customizability:  TypeGenius: 11 different fonts and over 40 font styles Exclusive font weight and sharpness settings

Library Access: OverDrive access

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: Goes weeks without charging*

Waterproof: Nanocoating with HZO IPX8- up to 60 mins in 2 metres of water.

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Brazilian, Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish

Other: No advertising, no interruptions

*Battery life varies by usage


Kobo eReader needs to be connected to wifi or a computer (with internet) in order to set it up and purchase books.

Before using your Kobo eReader for the first time, you may have to charge it. Once your eReader is charged, you can set it up over a Wi Fi connection, or by connecting it to your computer, and using the internet to access Kobo's website. It’s important to set up your eReader before you start using it, so you can download your Kobo eBooks, and update your eReader with the latest firmware and software.

This item is in stock at our Sydney warehouse and you can expect to receive your order in 4 working days or less for most Australian capitals. We send it to you via the Australia Post eParcel service, which includes online tracking.

Please check below to see indicative delivery timeframes for your area. Please allow extra time during peak holiday periods.

Delivered to:

NSW Metro: 2 - 4 working days.
NSW Regional: 3 - 5 working days.
VIC & SA Metro: 2 - 4 working days.
VIC & SA Regional: 3 - 5 working days.
QLD Metro: 3 - 5 working days.
QLD Regional: 8 - 14 working days.
TAS: 3 - 5 working days.
WA Metro: 5 - 7 working days.
WA Regional: 6 - 9 working days.
NT Metro: 6 - 8 working days.
NT Regional: 8 - 14 working days.



This item can also be shipped via express post. If all the items in your cart list "In-Stock 2-4 days" then you can select for your order to be shipped via Express Post. Your order will be shipped the next business day, and delivery will be the following business day, if you are within Australia Post's Next Day Delivery Network.

This includes:

NSW - Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle, Wollongong.
VIC - Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo.
ACT - Canberra.
SA - Adelaide.
QLD - Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast.
TAS - Hobart, Launceston.
WA - Perth CBD postcode 6000 only.
NT - Express Post is not available.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

5 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • Love It

    by on

    This is my first e reader and it's terrific. It's easy to use, nice large screen which adapts automatically to night time reading, abililty to customise the text to my requirements. It connects to my wifi and any books I buy are instantly downloaded.. Strongly recommend the Kobo Forma.