Bought two for xmas presents at Costco Gateshead today. They were reduced by £30 (before vat) until 21/12/10. Costco's usual price was £117.46. This deal may be nationwide. Spec and reviews are impressive. Cheapest elsewhere seems to be £149.99 at WHSmith.
The new Wi-Fi enabled iriver Story eBook Reader takes over where the original left off and makes a huge leap forward. The style and practical nature remain yet with the Wi-Fi capability a whole new dimension is available for the first time. There is NO need to connect the Wi-Fi enabled Story to your computer to download books, simply log on to the user friendly interface and surf thousands of eBook titles available for instant download and review to your iRiver Story.
The Wi-Fi enabled Story is one of the most stylish eBook readers available with its slim design, fresh white colour and full QWERTY keyboard and is only rivaled in style by it’s predecessor. The 6” e-Ink display with its 600x800 pixel resoulution can be viewed in a portrait or landscape mode making the IRiver Story easy to use and comfortable to read especially as it only weighs 291g. The new Wi-Fi version of the iriver Story also has 16 different grey scales compared to only 8 on the original which means the text is even easier to read than before.
The New iriver continues to support a huge range of file formats including eBooks (ePub, PDF, TXT), Office Files (XLS, PPT, DOC) and Music files (MP3, WMV) all of which are viewable with NO conversion needed. The QWERTY keyboard allows you to edit text, make entries into the personal diary feature and perform book searches across your device. With a capacity of up to 8000 books on an external SD card the book search feature is invaluable. Other features that make the iriver Story a must have eBook Reader include, a battery life of 9000 page turns, a voice recorder and an audio player
> Technical Specifications
- Capacity – 2GB (Internal) up to 32GB (External)
- Dimensions/Weight – 203x127x9mm (HxWxD)/291g
- Connection Type – USB 2.0
- Menu Language – 16 Languages (Korea/English/Russian/German/French/Spanish/Italian/Japanese/Polish/Turkish/Swedish/Czech/Dutch/Chinese(Simplified,Tradition), Romainan)
- 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
- Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7 Only