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iRiver Story HD

iRiver Story HD
alaScore 89

159 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of iRiver Story HD. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and design are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback.

screen, usability, performance, design, portability

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of iRiver Story HD from 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 Reviewers really like the portability and size. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the durability.

usability, performance, screen, size, portability

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (

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 (

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The iriver Story HD sports a fantastic screen and it's the first ebook reader with Google eBooks integration, but an outdated feature set can't compete with leaders like the Kindle or the Nook.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

Expert review by: LauraJune (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (1024×768)...

Priced in line with the Amazon Kindle at $139, the iRiver Story HD is lacking in certain features, but to some it’s made up for it with a higher resolution display, longer battery life, lighter weight, expandable storage with SD card, and Google...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (

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: (

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: (

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: (

iRiver Story HD review


You may have heard of Iriver's Story HD being the Google Books eReader, but sadly that model isn't yet available in the UK. Instead, we got our hands on the Basic model, which lacks Wi-Fi and Google Books integration. It's the only 6in eReader we've...

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