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iriver Story HD

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iRiver Story HD Review

SlashGear
20 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Despite the notion that the iPad and the onslaught of Android tablets would kill e-readers, that just hasn’t been the case. For those seeking to surf the internet, watch videos, play games, and use various apps, the tablet is the obvious choice. But for those who simply love to read and are looking for a way to replace paper books, the choice is still an e-reader.
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Overall 6
6.0

iriver Story HD

PC Magazine
20 December 2011
  • Conclusion: The iriver Story HD sports a fantastic screen and it's the first ebook reader with Google eBooks integration, but an outdated feature set can't compete with leaders like the Kindle or the Nook.
  • Pros: High-resolution 1024-by-768 E Ink screen. Fast, responsive performance. Google eBooks sync online, and with other devices.
  • Cons: Hardware feels a bit flimsy. Requires too much effort to sync. Few reading customization options. No newspapers or magazines.
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Overall 6
6.0

Iriver Story HD

CNET
15 November 2011
  • Summary: The Iriver Story HD is a decent e-reader for fans of Google Books, but it's tough to recommend over its identically priced competitors, which offer touch screens and 3G.
  • Pros: The Iriver Story HD has a higher-resolution display (768x1,024 pixels) than competing e-ink e-readers; Google Books integration; built-in Wi-Fi; an expansion slot for additional memory; and good battery life (about a month with limited daily use and wireless off).
  • Cons: There's no touch-screen interface, audio capabilities, annotation, or social-networking features.
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iriver Story HD review

Pocketables
30 September 2011
  • Summary: The Story HD is not a Kindle. It’s a digital piece of paper with an awesome resolution, non-DRM file format support, and expandable storage. Everything else about it is basic, but that’s OK because it shouldn’t try to compete with the content providers. The Story HD is for those of us who have documents, comics, self scanned books, or libraries full of ebooks from the days before digital reading became popular enough to slap DRM on everything.
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Overall 5
5.0
Performance 3
3.0
Battery performance 7
7.0
Display 8
8.0
Software 3
3.0

iriver's newest reader has a high resolution display, but is it enough to make up for a lack of features?

theverge.com
26 July 2011
  • Summary: Still, given the very simple interface of the Story HD and the sometimes disappointing Google ebookstore (no
  • Pros: Crisp, high resolution display, Very light, Quick, responsive software
  • Cons: Same price as competition with fewer features, Power button poorly placed, No ability to highlight or make notes
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Overall 6
6.0

iRiver Story HD Review

LAPTOP Magazine
21 July 2011
  • Summary: At first glance, the $139 iRiver Story HD seems like a solid eReader contender. The HD display differentiates this device from the Kindle and Nook, as does the wide document support. However, these features don't balance out the uncomfortable design or the inability to make notes and highlights. The Google eBook integration works both in the Story HD's favor and against it.
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iRiver Story HD review

Techworld
14 July 2011
  • Summary: 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 standalone e-reader. That changes with the iRiver Story HD.
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Overall 6
6.0

iRiver Story HD Review: First E-Reader Tied to Google's eBookstore Sometimes Frustrates

PC World
12 July 2011
  • Excerpt: 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...
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 5
5.0
Performance 8
8.3

iriver Story HD

PC Pro
30 December 2011
  • Conclusion: A great screen, but suspect ergonomics and a lack of display options and features put paid to its chances
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Overall 6
6.0

iriver Story HD

cellphones.ca
23 December 2011
  • Excerpt: The iriver Story HD is one of the latest eReaders to enter the market. This eReader boasts an HD display and a very powerful eReader processor. iriver also has a partnership with Google Books, similar to the partnerships between the Kindle and Amazon and Barnes and Noble and the Nook. This way there is a clear medium through which books can be purchased onto the Story HD, which is not the case with a few other eReaders on the market.
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