The Kobo Aura One was the primary e-book reader to have a 7.Eight-inch 300 ppi E Ink display, and it was additionally the primary to have the choice to make use of a heat frontlight.
After Kobo launched it most different ereader firms began copying the nice and cozy frontlight function and several other new e-book readers have been launched with 7.Eight-inch screens quickly after—Kobo began each traits.
Kobo may additionally begin some new traits with the Kobo Forma.
As famous in an earlier article, the Kobo Forma is surprisingly good e-book reader regardless of some minor faults.
It’s the primary e-book reader to function an Eight-inch 300 ppi Mobius Carta E Ink display, and it’s additionally one of many first ereaders below 10″ to have a versatile plastic-backed display, which helps make it lighter and much more sturdy than typical e-book readers with glass screens.
Due to the plastic-based display the Kobo Forma is remarkably light-weight for its measurement. In reality it’s lighter than some e-book readers with 6-inch glass-backed display, just like the Kindle Paperwhite three for instance.
The Kobo Forma was launched in October 2018 so there’s been loads of time for different firms to begin replicating its distinctive options. However will they? Thus far there was no indication of any new units getting launched quickly with Eight-inch or smaller plastic-based screens.
Hopefully the pattern of plastic-based screens catches on as a result of lighter is best, and with a lighter display battery sizes could possibly be elevated to enhance the drop in general battery life with the prevalence of frontlights and wi-fi options that come customary on most e-book readers lately.