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Iriver Story

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Iriver Story. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and screen. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the price, while opinions about the reliability and durability are different.

performance, usability, design, screen, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Iriver Story is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Iriver Story from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other eReaders on People are impressed by the battery and size. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the design, and the portability and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, performance, screen, size, battery

reliability, portability

69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Vincent Chang (

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With the more high-profile e-book readers like the Kindle unavailable in Singapore, it's iRiver to the rescue with its Story.

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

iRiver Story ebook reader review


Ebook readers are for travellers, right? Wrong. Take frequent flyers: can anything that has to be switched off during take-off and landing really be considered "great for travellers"? Not really, but if you don't confuse the genre with that bastion of...

Wide file compatibility, easy to use, expandable to 32GB for excellent music playback

Expensive, can be slow to load some files, zoom function is flawed

Compared to other devices on the market aside from the Kindle, the Story comes out near the top. File compatibility, battery life and music playback are all excellent - our only criticisms are that it can be a little slow at times and that it doesn't...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (

iRiver Story eBook Reader


Well-known for its media players, iRiver now ventures into the eBook market with its Story.

Another small concern is the build quality. It might look similar to the Kindle, but the Story isn't similarly well-made. Flexing the plastic shell a little reveals it's exactly that, a plastic shell. It creaks disconcertingly and generally feels a...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Mark Hattersley (

iRiver Story review


On the eve of the iPad launch, we take a look using an iRiver Story eBook reader with Mac OS OX. Can't wait to read digital books, or just aware of the advantages of electronic ink? Whatever way suits you, the iRiver Story is a great piece of kit.

We like the iRiver Story. It's smarter looking than the Kindle, or Cooler Reader and the built in audio playback and speaker is nice. We're not quite sure that a full qwerty keyboard was required, and note-taking is a non-starter, but the presence of...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (

iRiver Story review


With hordes of e-readers filling up the showroom floor at CES 2010, it seems the digital book is ready to execute its plan for world domination. The favourite to break the mainstream is Amazon's Kindle – whose wireless DX version is now shipping to the...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Parkyn (

iriver Story review


Ever wanted a device that can let you read books, listen to music and record voice memos? Chances are you probably haven't. But, if you have, then the iriver Story may be the gadget for you. And, as it happens, it's actually a pretty good ebook reader...

Pleasant design ; Lengthy battery life ; Good file-format compatibility ; Clear screen

No Wi-Fi ; No touchscreen ; No protective cover ; Some questionable features

Conclusion The iriver Story costs roughly the same as other devices of its type and includes a number of useful extras. But, while its excellent format compatibility, lengthy battery life and large, clear screen are definite points in its favour, we're...

Jan, 2010

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Stuff magazine


Can the Story make up for its lack of 3G and reel in ebook worms with its winsome design and build?

Easy on the eye and reasonably easy on the pocket, the Story is well worth a look

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (

iRiver Story review


An attractive and sturdy device, the Story has more open format support, but the keyboard is almost redundant and it's not as easy to use or as good value as Amazon's Kindle.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Michelle Starr (

iRiver Story


It carries a comparatively high price tag, but the iRiver Story provides a very pleasant reading experience. If you're after some extra features not offered by lower-priced units, the Story is a very decent proposition.

Fast load times and page turns ; Broad file support ; QWERTY keyboard ; Snappy design

Poor battery life ; No Wi-Fi support ; No dictionary ; High price

(Gallery images credit: Andrew Mason, CC2.0)

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (

iRiver Story HD e-reader


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 Sunday in the US for US$140. The...

Clean interface; high-resolution XGA E Ink display

Buttons are stiff, and poorly placed; sometimes sluggish navigation

The iRiver Story HD design feels rough compared with Barnes & Noble and Kobo, and the interface needs some work, too. But the emergence of the first Google Books-driven e-reader will surely drive competition among the players in this space, and that...

Jul, 2011