Kobo have just released a brand new e-reader, the 8" Forma. The E Ink screen offers 300ppi, and behind the screen is a Freescale SoloLite iMx6 1Ghz chip as well as 8GB of RAM. It has an IPX8 rating, which means it can be submerged in up to a metre of water, so unless your bathtub is truly impressive you should be safe to relax and read, if you so desire. Ars Technica compares it to the Kindle Oasis which is Amazon's competing e-reader, so follow the link if you are a prolific reader or know someone who is.
"We tested out the $279 Kobo Forma, one of the company's newest e-readers and its competitor for Amazon's $249 Kindle Oasis. It's decked out with all of Kobo's advanced e-reader features—an 8-inch 300ppi E Ink display, a waterproof design, and zero advertisements, to name a few—and as a whole, the Forma dutifully showcases what Kobo can add to the US e-book market."
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