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Iriver Story

We have collected and analysed 39 expert reviews and 61 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 74/100. The average review date is 21-09-2010. We have compared these reviews to 130057 reviews from other eReaders. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: 12-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Iriver Story

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Iriver Story from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the storage and price. The battery and screen also get good feedback, but many are critical about the reliability. The design and size get mixed comments.

usability, screen, battery, price, storage

reliability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

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 : 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 : Mark Hattersley (techadvisor.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 : 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 : 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 : Kelvyn Taylor (talktalk.co.uk)

Iriver Wifi Story

 

An ebook reader with built-in wireless networking – but it can't do much This new edition of the Iriver Story is no different physically from the original version we reviewed several months ago ...

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

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

IRiver Wi-Fi Story e-reader review

 

A stylish reader with a dedicated link to the WHSmith e-book store

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

WHSmith store poorly designed; no zoom in menus or store; keyboard symbols difficult to read

Although the Wi-Fi 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 : Techworld (techworld.com)

iRiver Story review

 

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

Product Specifications

Colour

Colour of product:White

Design

Colour of product:White

Display

Colour : No
Diagonal:15.2
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:600 x 800
Gray scale levels:8
Technology:E Ink
Touchscreen: Yes

Features

Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, RUS, SWE, TUR / CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, RUS, SWE, TUR
MP3-player: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, OGG / MP3, OGG, WMA
Document formats supported:djvu, epub, pdf / DOC, ePub, PDF, PPT, TXT, XLS / PDF
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF / BMP, JPG, PNG

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Internal RAM:2024
Internal storage capacity:2
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:2024

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000\nWindows XP\nWindows 7
Dimensions (WxDxH):127 x 203.5 x 9.4 / 127 x 9 x 204 / 127 x 9.4 x 203.5

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Headphone Out: Yes
Interface Type:USB 2.0
Wi-Fi: No

Power

Battery Capacity:1800
Battery Life:9000
Battery life (max):24
Battery recharge time:5.3 / 5.33
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:24

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported: No
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Import file formats:XLS, DOC, EPUB, PPT
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, RUS, SWE, TUR / CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, RUS, SWE, TUR
MP3-player: Yes
Supported file format:TXT, PPT, XLS, DOC, HWP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:284