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Kobo Forma eReader - 8" HD Carta E Ink most lightweight touchscreen, Page-turn buttons, ComfortLight PRO, waterproof

Model: VIPRB-N782
Walmart # 571981632
Average Rating:out of 5 stars
$249.99$249.99
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Read your favorite books wherever your day takes you with the Kobo Forma eReader. The Forma is Kobo's largest, most lightweight screen that meets the newest innovative design resulting in the utmost in reading comfort. The Kobo eReader 8" is waterproof and durably built, with an ergonomic, on-hand design for comfortable holding. An 8" high definition Carta eInk touch screen delivers print-quality imagery, with page-turn buttons and landscape reading mode. Comfort Light PRO technology reduces blue-light exposure for easy reading after dark. The Kobo eReader waterproof has 8GB of memory that can store up to 6,000 titles, as well as operate for weeks on a single charge.

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Read your favorite books wherever your day takes you with the Kobo Forma eReader. The Forma is Kobo's largest, most lightweight screen that meets the newest innovative design resulting in the utmost in reading comfort. The Kobo eReader 8" is waterproof and durably built, with an ergonomic, on-hand design for comfortable holding. An 8" high definition Carta eInk touch screen delivers print-quality imagery, with page-turn buttons and landscape reading mode. Comfort Light PRO technology reduces blue-light exposure for easy reading after dark. The Kobo eReader waterproof has 8GB of memory that can store up to 6,000 titles, as well as operate for weeks on a single charge.
Kobo Forma eReader, 8" HD Carta E Ink Most Lightweight Touchscreen, Page Turn Buttons, Comfort Light Pro, Waterproof:
  • The most comfortable eReader yet with ergonomic, lightweight and on-hand design
  • 8.0" HD Carta eInk touchscreen is the company's largest screen, delivering a print-quality reading experience
  • Page-turn buttons and landscape reading mode
  • Comfort Light PRO reduces blue-light exposure for more comfortable nighttime reading
  • Waterproof with H2O Protection™
  • Borrow public library books with built-in overdrive
  • Store up to 6,000 eBooks with 8GB of memory
  • Get weeks of battery life on a single charge
  • Meets requirements of IPX8 rating
  • Waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to 2 meters of water
  • Dependent on library participation, available through most public libraries in North America, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand
  • eBook availability will vary based on the library
  • Dependent on individual usage
  • Kobo eReader 8" makes it easy to read your favorite fiction and non-fiction eBooks wherever your day takes you

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Kobo Forma
 
1440 x 1920,300ppi
Yes
Yes
8GB
Yes-Drop Box Support
Yes
Built-in OverDrive
197g
Black
SleepCover- 3 colors

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Most helpful positive review
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
Better than $5 Book Store, local Library has E books that take only minutes to download. Product is very light , has page turner buttons, and when you get tired you turn off and when it comes back on is where you left off
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
Unusable
I don't kow if the hardware was any good but I couldn't use it because the Kobo desktop software app needed to set it up would not work on my computer. In fact it crashed windows 10 even after being reinstalled twice. The software was to bug ridden to use.
Most helpful positive review
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
Better than $5 Book Store, local Library has E books that take only minutes to download. Product is very light , has page turner buttons, and when you get tired you turn off and when it comes back on is where you left off
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
Unusable
I don't kow if the hardware was any good but I couldn't use it because the Kobo desktop software app needed to set it up would not work on my computer. In fact it crashed windows 10 even after being reinstalled twice. The software was to bug ridden to use.
Better than $5 Book Store, local Library has E books that take only minutes to download. Product is very light , has page turner buttons, and when you get tired you turn off and when it comes back on is where you left off
I don't kow if the hardware was any good but I couldn't use it because the Kobo desktop software app needed to set it up would not work on my computer. In fact it crashed windows 10 even after being reinstalled twice. The software was to bug ridden to use.

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1-5 of 30 reviews
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Better than $5 Book Store, local Library has E books that take only minutes to download. Product is very light , has page turner buttons, and when you get tired you turn off and when it comes back on is where you left off

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Great e-reader. Does everything I want.

There have been some firmware updates since this came out and it is a fantastic reader now. I love it. Some complaints about darker band down one side of display but unless you are extremely picky you will never notice it while reading. Some complaints about flicker but I have never had anything but a rock solid, clear display. Love this product!

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Would buy again and again!!!

Great resolution. Font is super sharp. Loads very fast and the buttons are awesome! All of these have some light bleed on the button side, but you get used to it after about 1 minute of reading. Being able to read books in EPUB format is fantastic. Especially for technical books.

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

The Kobo Forma is a great eReader!

I have had Kindle eReaders for over a decade, everything from the cheapest to the most expensive (Oasis 2). This Koba Forma eReader is easily as responsive and easy to read as anything that I have had from Amazon. Th Koba Forma is priced lower than the Oasis 2, but has similar features and functions. I find the Koba Forma to be a better product because it has a larger display, adjustable (or automatic) lighting changes to remove blue light, OverDrive built in, DropBox integration, and several other features that are unavailable in the Oasis 2. Having been in the Kindle ecosystem for so long, I have hundreds of books. There are ways through Calibre or Ebubor to convert books that I own in the Kindle ecosystem into Kobo books and easily load them into my new Kobo. I am also able to purchase new book through the Walmart/Kobo partnership easily through a web browser or directly on my Kobo Forma eReader. Prices vary slightly on book between Amazon and Walmart eBooks, but many are the same price or less. There are also hundreds of free book available through Walmart eBooks/Kobo, as well as hundreds of thousands of ebooks in the Public Domain for free from sites like Project Gutenberg or DPLA (Digital Public Library of America). The Kobo Forma has an adjustable light that allows you to read in the dark, plus it is waterproof if you want to read by the pool without worry of damage. The built in OverDrive allows you to borrow books from many public libraries right on the Forma. Through the built-in Dropbox integration, if you have epub books from other sources, you can drop them in a Dropbox folder and they automatically sync to your Kobo eReader. The 8 GB of storage can hold a reported 8000 books, though I don't have anywhere close to that many. Battery life seems to be very good, and can be extended by turning off the wifi when not needed. I am really happy to see Walmart getting into the ebook market. Competition is a good thing, and Walmart is big enough to be true competition to the online giant that sells Kindles. ** As an bonus, you can also download the Kobo app for your phone, tablet or PC and pick up where you left off reading on your Kobo Forma eReader.

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Kobo Forma ereader

I like this ereader. The size is great and comfortable to hold and read. I find getting and returning library books is supper easy. Some books from Kobo are pricier than Amazon. However, I'm very happy with this and recommend it highly. Delivery from Walmart was fast and easy.


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by MayuraApril 7, 2020


1. Libby is a newer app own by OverDrive. You can't use Libby, but OverDrive does the work you need and it is integrated into a Kobo Reader
by Jorge
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Last answer: April 19, 2020

by BNovember 24, 2019


1. Yes
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