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Iriver Story

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and battery. The design and screen also get good opinions, whereas there are some negative opinions about the build quality and value for money.

screen, usability, battery, portability, design

value for money, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Iriver Story is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Iriver Story

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 26 user reviews of Iriver Story from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

screen, usability, value for money, portability, battery

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

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iRiver Story E-book Reader - HardwareZone.com

 

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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iRiver Story review

 

IRiver is more well-known for its range of MP3 players, but the company has jumped on the ebook reader bandwagon with the aptly-named Story, a device that bears more than a passing resemblance to Amazon's Kindle reader. The Story is a more traditional...

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.

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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)

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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...

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Iriver WiFi Story e-book reader

 

Product Iriver WiFi Story e-book reader Website www.iriver.com Specifications 6-inch screen, 800x600 resolution, 16-greyscales, 2GB Flash, 802.11b/g WiFi, SD card slot, 291.5g Price £199 AMAZON MIGHT have finally opened its UK Kindle store, but the...

Excellent screen, stylish and well-made, Qwerty keyboard, good battery life, direct online purchasing and download, audio capabilities

No zoom in menus or store, keyboard symbols difficult to read

The new device is physically identical to its predecessor, the Story, which appeared towards the end of 2009. An 802.11b/g WiFi radio supporting WPA security has been added, and the eight-level greyscale 600x800 e-ink screen has been upgraded to...

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