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Old 12-01-2018, 03:13 PM   #16
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I had to buy a Kobo Forma because I broke my Kobo Aura One after it got bent from being in my laptop case somehow. It's really killing me there are no third party cases yet
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:04 PM   #17
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This one will be available soon. I like their slim fit versions better though and I don't like black so I'm waiting to see if they'll add more --

https://www.geckocovers.com/en/e-rea...-deluxe-cover/
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:34 AM   #18
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Hey,

I plan to use my Kobo Forma without any case or cover, but have a sleeve to put it in when I carry the e-reader in my bag.

The Kobo Forma is 160 x 177,7 x 8,5 cm (maximum).

I only find 8 inches sleeves too thin (less than 16 cm) and way longer than 18 cm.

Do you know if something fitting currently exists?

Thanks!

[Edit] I haven't received the Kobo yet, is there a way to keep it "sleeping" in this (future) sleeve without any magnetic cover?
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:15 AM   #19
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All the sleep cover does is automatically put the device to sleep when the cover is closed.

There are also options in power settings to control after what period of time with no screen or button touches to put the device to sleep.

Additionally on the Forma there is a swipe to confirm wake up if the device wakes up from a button press as opposed to sleep cover being opened.

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Old 12-03-2018, 12:58 PM   #20
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It is to be used without any cover. But you answer my question anyway, thanks!

I read here about Etsy, which I don't know before, I may buy something like that:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1624063...-kobo-glo-aura

[Edit] I look at some other sleeves and changed my mind, there are some beautiful in leather, and it will protect the ereader better. ^^

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Old 12-03-2018, 05:03 PM   #21
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Walmart has the black cover back in stock now. Still expensive. Can be bought with the Forma (to save a "whopping" $10 on the combination!).

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kobo-Form...16775dfd11e0b5
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:49 PM   #22
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I bought the OEM case for my KAO and was happy with it even though the price did hurt a bit, but like others, I am not buy the OEM case for my Forma, both because the price is now ridiculous, but they broke the main way I use it with that flappy design. I ordered a third part cover from China for $10 shipped (here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Leather-PU-...8/143059953723 ) on Dec 26th, it is on a plane from China now, and is estimated to be here Jan 18th. I don't really like the slip in design of the eBay cover, but I thought it was my only choice.

I used to not check Amazon as I didn't think Amazon was very friendly to Kobo... but I just now found one on Amazon available via Prime for $12 which is the clip in design I like ( https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M8S8QZV ). I ordered it (even though the available colors are horrid, at least it will be easy to see/find) and expect it Wednesday at which time I can post feedback here.

Even if I end up spending more than $50 on third party covers, I will not buy that OEM cover... it is the principal of the thing... not having a choice of a regular cover (vs. the kickstand version) and having to pay that much for it isn't for me.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:10 PM   #23
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Oooooooh! Finally a third-party cover! I got the plum official one, since I'm a klutz, but the angle it tips the reader at isn't an angle I like. I really like the cover I had on my Nook Glowlight+. It could be either a stand or a hand-held.
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:49 AM   #24
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kinda loving the official case

Santa brought me both the Forma and the official case in plum. So yes, it's pricey, but I didn't have to pay the price!

That said, the case is so light, and feels so nice in the hand, that I'm truly grateful that Santa didn't go cheap on this. It is truly the best case I've had, and I've been through official Nook cases, generic Rocket cases, and a couple of cases I made from old hardback books. I have no use for the "stand" component, so I haven't evaluated that, but overall, it feels a tad luxurious. And it is so nice to have it wake the reader up! Really not fond of the feel of the power button.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:46 PM   #25
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The Kobo cover is pretty horrible quality, (as is the case with almost all the Kobo official covers)... The surface feels nice, but it's effectively sprayed on... when a hole gets worn into it, it just starts peeling/flaking off... (one my my neurotic ticks ensures that the cover does not survive long past this point.). It would be fine as an cheaply replaceable throw away, but the price is insane for such a cheap product.
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:35 AM   #26
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I bought this one, light weight (157g), good quality, fine leather-like texture, protects the reader all around, reinforced corners, foldable (origami stand), automatic sleep/wake, microfiber inlay in the lid, no chemical odor:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/for-...955933749.html
Available in 5 colours and 5 patterns, costs less than 10 euro.
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:10 PM   #27
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I must be doing something wrong.

Whenever I search for kobo forma on aliexpress I never find anything.
I might like a cheaper case to take on holiday. I got sun cream on the inside of my h2o case and I'd like to avoid that with the official forma one.

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Old 01-22-2019, 10:04 PM   #28
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I've bought a case from aliexpress but wasn't impressed. Now I just use it naked but keep it a wonderful sleeve I found on etsy. https://www.etsy.com/listing/2509134...=1&pro=1&frs=1
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Old 01-25-2019, 07:56 AM   #29
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I’ve bought this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kobo-Forma-...-/273497481716
as well. Original one gives definitely more protection, but adds weight. So for now I mostly use this one. Mine is yellow.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:18 PM   #30
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I've sent for one of these:
https://forefrontcases.co.uk/?s=Kobo...t_type=product

For several reasons:
- pretty colours!
- a book style case rather than the fold down bits which I never use
- reasonable price
- In my mind, the stylised f on the front stands for 'forma. ' Obviously.

They have an ebay store too.
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