Featuring an 8” E-ink touch screen and innovative form factor, the Forma is Kobo’s top of the range ereader which, with a near £240 entry price, is most likely to appeal to seasoned ebook fans.
Costing £59.99 with home screen adverts or £69.99 without, the new model is the first with a front light for under £100 and makes it easier to read in any lighting conditions.
Released in November, the 2018 Kindle Paperwhite is a lightweight, ebook reader which features a lit, 6” screen, support for Amazon’s Audible audiobook service and a waterproof casing, making it easier to use in the bath or by the pool without worrying about splashes.
The six-inch, 300 ppi display includes five LEDs and an adjustable front light “for a uniform, glare-free display in any setting,” and Amazon says the device is IPX8 rated “to protect against immersion in up to two metres of fresh water for up to 60 minutes.”
Apple is buying Texture, the magazine subscription service that gives users unlimited access to selected titles for one monthly subscription fee. The acquisition is Apple’s biggest move in the digital reading sector since the launch of its iBooks service in 2010.