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Iriver Story

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 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. Opinions about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the price, and reviews are divided on the durability.

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Iriver Story

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery and size. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the design. Many are negative about the portability and reliability.

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

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Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Vincent Chang (hardwarezone.com)

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.

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

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 (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

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: (stuff.tv)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (cnet.com.au)

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 (macworld.com.au)

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

Expert review by: Kelvyn Taylor (theinquirer.net)

Iriver WiFi Story e-book reader

 

Unlike Kindle, this one's not 'out of stock'

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

Although the WiFi Story looks and feels the part, its price is too high and there are some annoying deficiencies in the interface design that spoil the e-book purchasing experience.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Iriver - Wi-Fi Story

 

If you live in the UK and want an E-Ink-based ebook reader (yes, we know this excludes the Apple iPad) that can connect wirelessly to the internet to buy and download ebooks, until recently your only ...

It's a well-made and stylish wireless ebook reader that offers welcome competition to the Kindle, but unfortunately its high price weighs heavily against it. It offers little that the Kindle doesn't (the SD Card slot being the main exception), and it...

Aug, 2010