Kobo Forma 8" Digital eBook Reader with Touchscreen (N782-KU-BK-K-EP) - Black

Model Number: N782-AC-BK-E-PU
Web Code: 12927312


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.
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  • 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
  • Built-in OverDrive app allows you to use your own library card to digitally borrow books from the comfort of your home


Screen Size
8 in
Screen Resolution
1440 x 1920
Screen Technology
Carta E-Ink and Mobius display technology
Colour Screen
Front-lit Display
Screen Rotation Support


Document Formats


USB Connection
802.11 b/g/n


Internal Storage Capacity
8 GB


Battery Life
Weeks of Battery Life

Physical Features

Dimensions - Width
17.7 cm
Dimensions - Height
16.0 cm
Dimensions - Depth
8.5 cm
197 g

  • Almost Perfect

    from Calgary on January 11, 2020

    I bought this for traveling and because as a senior, my eyes fatigue easily reading in the evening. I am very happy with it. I borrow books from the library and am pleased to be going away with a lightweight screen loaded with a dozen books. I got the Forma because of my "old eyes" and find reading easy with the adjustments possible. I do think the 8" screen was worth the extra $$ in my case. Set up and learning to navigate and borrow books took some getting used to, but is easy now. I find the on / off button slow and difficult. I will be unsubscribing from Koboos very frequent attempts to sell me books.

  • Serving my expectations well ...

    from Southern Ontario on December 26, 2019

    The Koba Forma 8" is serving my expectations well for an eBook reader of this size. Because of it, I have rediscovered the joy of reading books. It is certainly more convenient that lugging books around and the backlit screen is versatile to basically read anywhere at anytime with and without light. The battery life is very acceptable for me (weeks when used daily). A negative so far: Certain PDFs files with pages that have much black graphics and scan lines running left to right appear to challenge the Forma in terms of rendering. It takes quite a long time to refresh, and some pages crash the Forma causing it to reboot. Fortunately, Kobo is aware of this and is supposedly looking into the problem.

  • It's okay

    from Vancouver on November 29, 2019

    I only got this this week, but I felt I would leave a review with some initial thoughts. The screen is great and easy to read, but I have a couple problems with the hardware. The power button on the side is really squishy, I never know if I've pressed it enough to do anything, and the usb charging port is low quality, it takes a tremendous amount of force to remove the cable after I'm done charging. A more neutral point is that bigger isn't always better. I read a lot lying on my side, and the screen for this has gotten big enough that it's not easy to do that with one hand.

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