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The Rakuten Kobo Forma is a poster child for the tug-of-war behind the design of every device you own. Companies strive to find the right balance of size, weight and features based on market research and what’s worked well for them in the past. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes things go awry.Rakuten Kobo’s done well recently with large-format E-Ink devices like the Kobo Aura One. With the Forma, Kobo tried to give digital book lovers more of the same: It's larger, and lighter than the Aura One, and comes packing more features.To read this article in full, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

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