Excerpt: iRiver seems to be taking the ebook reader category seriously. We recently looked at their Story with Wi-Fi and now they have launched the Cover Story, their take on the touchscreen approach to ebook reading. There are two versions of the Cover Story: the Basic on review here (£149) and a Wi-Fi version (£179).
Pros: Compact, well built, SD card slot
Cons: Lacks contrast, screen prone to reflection, user interface uses some very small text, accompanying software is poor, lacks basic instructions regarding DRM use
Summary: iRiver’s rep for kooky PMPs has garnered it a small if loyal following in recent years. And its first e-reader, the iRiver Story was a critical hit when it landed earlier this year. Step forward, then, the touch-sensitive Cover Story, its successor, which arrives at a time when e-readers are getting ever more competitive and classy.