Kobo Forma case
#1  jmmcg9 07-06-2020, 12:08 AM
I recently purchased a new Leather case for my Forma from a company on Etsy called Hand and Hide. I had good experiences with their cases on both my iPad Mini and my Kindle Oasis. Their cases are expensive, but in my opinion you get what you pay for. This is the kind of leather that requires break-in and gains character with age. For me a glass of wine and a weathered leather cover add to the reading experience.
Any way, they had never made a Forma cover, but took on the challenge. I was given the opportunity to decide which orientation the thick end of the Forma would face. I received the original cover and it did not fit, too small! I complained and received an immediate response. They said they would make it right and get a new cover shipped by the following Monday. They made corrections based on images I sent and I now have the new cover in hand.
I am extremely pleased. This is replacing the Kobo Leather Oragami cover. I will miss the sleep function and the nice fit of that cover. This new cover is simple, not high tech, but it is much nicer thicker leather (like you would see in a saddle, not Gucci shoes!).
Thanks, Joe
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#2  xtine 07-07-2020, 05:57 AM
Beautiful cover! There's nothing like full grain leather

#3  jmmcg9 07-10-2020, 11:35 PM
Yes, and the best part is it looks better, the older it gets!

#4  DevonHess 07-11-2020, 04:10 PM
It looks nice, I can understand that it adds to your reading experience. From the pictures it looks like this would make the Kobo kinda uncomfortable to hold. I bet you could sew a magnet into it pretty easily to make it a sleep cover.

Personally, I really like my original cover. Even if your leather case lasts longer, you probably paid 4x as much for it. I'm glad you're happy with it though.

#5  Maida 07-12-2020, 06:54 AM
Why is it so important to make a slim and light reader heavy?

#6  koboy 07-12-2020, 07:28 AM
Quote Maida
Why is it so important to make a slim and light reader heavy?
personal preference.

best wishes koboy

#7  pastaenthusiast 07-12-2020, 11:38 AM
This looks great! I have a normal kobo case for my libra but I'm always tempted to get a nice real leather case.

#8  jmmcg9 07-14-2020, 12:33 AM
In my opinion it actually is better for holding the Forma because there are more options. I flip the cover around to the back and snap it closed. Then you can slip a finger in the gap for support.That leaves my thumb free for page changes. You can hold the reader in any orientation without blocking the screen.
The lack of automatic sleep mode hasn’t been a big deal. I think I was lucky and got a Forma with a functional power button.

#9  jmmcg9 07-14-2020, 12:37 AM
It does make the reader a little heavier than with the Kobo cover, but i don’t find that to be a problem. Of course the preference for a lighter reader may become a priority in another ten years! Today the experience outweighs the weight (pun intended).

#10  93terp 07-14-2020, 08:40 AM
I have found that the Forma is extremely comfortable to use/hold without a case at all. I use the Kobo Forma OEM case when taking it with me out & about, but in the house I've recently found the joy of caseless reading!

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