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iRiver Story eBook Reader £189.99 @ WHSmith.co.uk (+Free Delivery) £189.88

£189.88 @ WH Smith
This device, as many of you may have guessed, is an ebook reader. Looks to be quite a pleasant device and does appear to be at it's cheapest price point! I recognize that many of my fellow HUKDers…
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7y, 1m agoFound 7 years, 1 month ago
This device, as many of you may have guessed, is an ebook reader. Looks to be quite a pleasant device and does appear to be at it's cheapest price point!

I recognize that many of my fellow HUKDers may find the Sony variant to be the choice of reader for under £200, however this 'iRiver' product sports a massive 6 inch screen, as opposed to the Sony's 5 inches. I understand this makes quite the difference, however I wouldn't know personally.

Personally I think this looks rather fetching!


Technical Specifications

- Capacity 2GB (Internal) up to 32GB (External)
- Dimensions/Weight 203x127x9mm (HxWxD)/284g
- Connection Type USB 2.0
- Menu Language 15 Languages (English, German, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Korean, Turkish, Dutch, Swedish, Czech, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional, and Japanese)
- Playback Time Reading: 9000 pages, Music: 20 Hours, Recording: 5 Hours (all times are approximations)
- Display/Resolution 6 E-Ink Display/800x600 pixels
- Files Supported
- eBook Reader PDF & EPUB
- Office Viewer TXT, PDF, DOC, PPT, XLS & HWP
- Comic Viewer Zip (JPEG, BMP & PNG)
- Audio MP3, WMA, OGG
- Voice Recording MP3
- Text Editor/Diary Included
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#1
Would somebody mind pointing me in the right direction as to where it is cheaper? Cheers!
#3
My son keeps telling me he wants an I River media player instead of his Ipod as the Gadget show were recommending them over I pods not sure about the readers though.
#4
Not that I'm an Apple fan, far from it. I hate how they "reinvent" somebody else's idea.

I'm personally waiting on what everybody else comes up with in competition to the iPad. These readers that only do books will have to come down in price quite a bit if the iPad ends up under £400.
If reading is all you want then you could bag a bargain in March.
#5
the problem with an ipad is its an LCD screen and apart from being able to see it in the sun etc, the eyestrain produced by it will be immense. Thats why ereaders use eink!
#6
defard
the problem with an ipad is its an LCD screen and apart from being able to see it in the sun etc, the eyestrain produced by it will be immense. Thats why ereaders use eink!


It's an LED not LCD, and you will be able to see it it the sun just fine. It will probably do what the iphone does and that is adjust the brightness according to its surroundings. 3 months from now the iRiver will be all dried up. The iPad will destroy any other electronic book reader as Apple has proved with the iPod in the MP3 player market.
#7
darul
It's an LED not LCD, and you will be able to see it it the sun just fine. It will probably do what the iphone does and that is adjust the brightness according to its surroundings. 3 months from now the iRiver will be all dried up. The iPad will destroy any other electronic book reader as Apple has proved with the iPod in the MP3 player market.


An LED is simply an LCD display with a LED backlight instead of a fluorescent tube. It's still like staring at a light bulb, is of no use in sunlight and suffers from a refresh rate. All issues e-ink was developed to solve and does so quite nicely.
#8
It may sound stupid but if i am reading a ebook which i think this is for i wouldnt want the keypad at the bottom. Am i the only one who thinks that.
#9
same site, sony one £139 (and one of the cheapest prices around for this) and it is just as good (if not better) according to reviews
#10
any form of display with a refresh rate causes eye-strain. E Ink doesnt have a refresh rate, it 'prints' it once per page.

Ive got an iphone and a touch but I wouldnt use either to read a book, neither would I use my netbook, my laptop or my pc.

You however are welcome to use what you like, after all its a free country.
#11
Goofeys Girl
It may sound stupid but if i am reading a ebook which i think this is for i wouldnt want the keypad at the bottom. Am i the only one who thinks that.


I would've thought you were in fact, you don't have a pad at a bottom of a book, so the best way to read an ebook would to have the same sort of interaction as you would with a normal book. (IMO obviously)

A good deal, but regardless of if you like the ipad or not, these are the old generation of ebook readers now.
#12
Generally the build quality of iRivers are excellent, I have an mp player of theirs that is still going strong with daily use after what must be 6 or 7 years. None of the 2 year throw away rubbish like ipods. Dont know if that will help a purchase decision for someone...
#13
Lemme get this straight... everyone has voted this cold DESPITE IT BEING THE CHEAPEST PRICE AVAILABLE because there are other options which aren't this product? Some people are idiots.
#14
Hot for me but if you just want to read books and are not bothered about taking notes etc. then the Sony PRS-300 may be a better and cheaper option.
#15
No .mobi file support...?
#16
I really want an ereader, was looking forward to apples tablet, untill it was released as an oversized ipod with locked down iPod Touch OS.. things like that won't take off until they have full Mac OS on them but changed to be suitable for touch screens, as at the moment most OS' have too many tiny links and buttons. Apple just completely rushed that thing and it won't sell, just like apple tv. The day they remake Mac OSX for the iPad is the day it will sell.

I've tried using my iPhone for reading books but it's terrible, makes your eyes hurt so much even on the lowest brightness, so the iPad is deffinately a no go for an ebook replacement! I just seem to think these ebooks are so overpriced, I hope they come down soon =[

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