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iRiver Story HD

iRiver Story HD
alaScore 90

157 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of iRiver Story HD. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, performance, screen, portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the iRiver Story HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 157 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for iRiver Story HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of iRiver Story HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. People really like the size and portability. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: iRiver Story HD Digital EBook Reader WiFi (U.S. Version)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (cnet.com)

Iriver Story HD

 

The Iriver Story HD is a decent e-reader for fans of Google Books, but it's tough to recommend over its identically priced competitors, which offer touch screens and 3G.

The Iriver Story HD has a higher-resolution display (768x1,024 pixels) than competing e-ink e-readers; Google Books integration; built-in Wi-Fi; an expansion slot for additional memory; and good battery life (about a month with limited daily use and...

There's no touch-screen interface, audio capabilities, annotation, or social-networking features

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

iriver Story HD

 

High-resolution 1024-by-768 E Ink screen. Fast, responsive performance. Google eBooks sync online, and with other devices

Hardware feels a bit flimsy. Requires too much effort to sync. Few reading customization options. No newspapers or magazines

The iriver Story HD sports a fantastic screen and it's the first ebook reader with Google eBooks integration, but an outdated feature set can't compete with leaders like the Kindle or the Nook.

Dec, 2011
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Expert review by: LauraJune (theverge.com)

iriver Story HD review

 

iriver's follow-up ereader to the Story (and its first US market offering) — the Story HD — features a newly redesigned piece of hardware, but you might not know that it's a 2011 product from a glance. The design is downright retro in some ways,...

Crisp, high resolution display ; Very light ; Quick, responsive software

Same price as competition with fewer features ; Power button poorly placed ; No ability to highlight or make notes

iriver's newest reader has a high resolution display, but is it enough to make up for a lack of features?

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

iRiver Story HD Review

 

At first glance, the $139 iRiver Story HD seems like a solid eReader contender. The HD display differentiates this device from the Kindle and Nook, as does the wide document support. However, these features don't balance out the uncomfortable design or...

Crisp E Ink display, Clean user interface, Wide format support, Wide-ranging ecosystem

Poor ergonomics, Lacks notes and highlights, No font face choices, Hard to use one-handed

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Heater (engadget.com)

iRiver Story HD review

 

When it was unveiled back in January, the Story HD, iRiver's first entry into the US e-reader market, boasted all manner of exciting technologies,

Hi-res display ; Quick processor ; Google books integration

Uninspired feature set ; Minimal software offering ; Unattractive design

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Rue Liu (slashgear.com)

iRiver Story HD Review

 

The iRiver Story HD is touted as the very first e-reader to have Google eBookstore integration. The original iRiver Story has been called an Amazon Kindle clone, but this new model affixed with “HD” to its name now sports a higher XGA (1024x768)...

Despite the notion that the iPad and the onslaught of Android tablets would kill e-readers, that just hasn’t been the case. For those seeking to surf the internet, watch videos, play games, and use various apps, the tablet is the obvious choice. But...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

iRiver Story HD Review: First E-Reader Tied to Google's Ebookstore Sometimes Frustrates

 

Google is everywhere right now. The company has made a strong push with its Google Books project, but until now it hasn't had a tie-in to a stand-alone e-reader. That changes with the iRiver Story HD, which goes on sale this weekend at Target for $140....

Clean interface ; High-resolution XGA E Ink display

Buttons are stiff, and poorly placed ; Sometimes sluggish navigation

This e-reader offers a crisp, high-resolution display, but its chintzy design leaves much to be desired.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

iriver Story HD

 

The iriver Story HD is one of the latest eReaders to enter the market. This eReader boasts an HD display and a very powerful eReader processor. iriver also has a partnership with Google Books, similar to the partnerships between the Kindle and Amazon...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (the-ebook-reader.com)

iRiver Story HD Review

 

The iriver Story HD is the third ebook reader from iriver and is the first ebook reader to tie in directly with the Google ebookstore. There's also a European model that doesn't have WiFi or Google eBooks, but is otherwise mostly the same.

The iriver Story HD comes with the latest cutting edge screen technology, but it has the feature-set of an ebook reader from yesteryear.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Iriver Story HD review

 

The Story HD's high-resolution screen and clear interface aren't enough to make up for the lack of Wi-Fi or a built-in eBook store at this price

Nov, 2011
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