Kobo’s new waterproof e-reader opens for preorder on October 16th for $280

Kobo announced a new Forma electronic reader for pre-ordering on October 16th. Forma's image appeared last month when Kobo's Spanish Twitter account was ripped to Twitter and then deleted the rendered photo of the e-reader.

The new Kobo Forma is an 8-inch display that is about 15% lighter than the Kobo Aura. one. It may be a little lighter, but there are many similarities between Forma and Aura ONE. Like Aura ONE, Forma complies with the IPX8 standard. This means that you can dive for up to 60 minutes in 6 feet of water, using the ComfortLight PRO system, which controls daylight exposure over the course of the day and has a storage capacity of 8 GB. The 32-gigabyte version of Kobo Forma will come out, but now it's coming to Japan. Kobo says it can be used later in other countries.

Forma's new feature is the page turn button on the right for a more tactile experience. At first glance, it looks like an Amazon Kindle oasis. Previous leak. Forma also features an E-Ink Mobius display, which is basically a thin, flexible plastic layer. Kobo has shown that this display can withstand even six feet or more away from the Forma's remarkable resilience and impact tests and has endured more bends, twists, full handbags and overloaded backpacks than previous eReaders.

kobos new waterproof e reader opens for preorder on october 16th for 280

Image: Kobo

The Kobo Forma is available in black only and is priced at $ 279.99 USD. Pre-order will start on October 16, and on October 23 Kobo Forma will be available online in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Japan and Spain. Forma will be available in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sweden and Turkey at the end of this year and Mexico in early 2019.

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