Summary: I got this in Feb 2012 from Target at $50 (plus sales tax). I have never used any other ereader, so I shall only note the few things I can think of: -Battery life is nowhere near 14000 page turns---probably closer to 1400 page turns.
Summary: I LOVE the iriver. I bought it two days ago for $50 marked down at target. I did not want to buy a nook or kindle because I would have only used it for internet and games. The iriver can do internet and books. It's simple and you pay 1/2 the price as a kindle or nook.
Wait for annotation. If you do not need it, it is the perfect book reader.
27 January 2012
Summary: Great reader, but still lacking annotation and the bookshop does not work in all countries. Great screen resolution, Google Books integration, but the web browser is hidden, lacks an address bar, and one cannot annotate books — at least, not yet.
Summary: Features sell! This is demonstrated in all of the new techno-wondrous E readers that have rushed to market recently. The down side is that these readers do lots of things but none of them very well. I've been reading digital books for a very long time on my laptop.
Summary: I have been using this reader for while and very happy with it. I also have a Kindle 3 (now Kindle Keyboard) before I got the iRiver so I can make comparison of the two with firsthand experience.
Summary: I bought it hopefully to read PDF files since it has a "re-flow" function. But i tried to use it to read a couple of my PDF files, it is impossible to read PDF files. Most of PDF files are related to computer science (data structure and algorithm etc.).
Summary: The screen is fabulous. Reading on this device is easy on the eyes - too easy as I often end up reading much longer than I intended. Some reviews out there complain about the color which I don't object to or the keyboard which I don't take issue with.
Summary: I bought the iRiver Story HD a couple of days ago, after reading mixed reviews about it. I was pleasantly surprised by it's design and features. Some reviews complained about the brown back (awful color, easily scratched), little plastic buttons (hard to push), and general sluggishness (slow to...