Iriver Ereader - £149.99 @ Waterstones

Iriver Ereader - £149.99 @ Waterstones

Found 22nd Nov 2010
The wi-fi enabled Cover Story from iRiver is a heavyweight eReader with a featherweight design, weighing in at just 233 grams. Not only can you browse and download eBooks directly from onto the device without the need for a computer but it also boasts a host of advanced features:

Built-in wi-fi
With an integrated Waterstone’s eBook store you can browse and download thousands of eBooks using your home wi-fi network without the need to connect to a computer.

Effortless reading
A 6” eInk® screen designed to mimic the look of paper. After a few simple page turns you’ll be so immersed in your favourite book that you’ll forget that you’re not reading on paper.

Touch-sensitive screen
Touch-sensitive screen and simply laid out menus make navigating the menus and choosing which book to read a doddle.

Reflection-free screen
eInk® screens have a matte finish meaning you can read anywhere including in direct sunlight without glare or the eye-fatigue that’s common in computer and mobile phone screens.

Extraordinary battery life
The eInk® screen only uses power when you turn the page giving you unrivalled battery life delivering weeks of reading from a single battery charge.

Stores over 1000 books
Store over 1000 of your favourite eBooks using the built-in 2gb memory, perfect for taking on holiday or the daily commute to work.

Expandable memory
If you simply can’t get enough of your favourite eBooks then upgrade the memory using the SD card slot that supports up to 32gb additional memory. That’s another 16,000 eBooks!

No need for reading glasses
With five adjustable font sizes you’ll never need reading glasses again. Simply increase the size and the larger font automatically adjusts to the page size.

Automatic screen rotation
If you want to read in landscape simply turn the device on it’s side and the page automatically adjusts to fit the screen. Ideal for viewing Images and PDF files.

With an integrated Oxford Dictionary the meanings of words are never more than a simple tap away. Simply tap the word you want to see and watch the meaning pop up whilst you read.

Dictation function
Record audio-memos and dictate meeting notes using the built-in microphone. These can then be transferred to your computer or played back using the integrated speakers.

Bookmark function
Save your current page at the touch of a button to effortlessly continue reading.

Use the hidden stylus to highlight text and make comments in the margin of eBooks and PDF files.

Music and Audiobooks
Listen to your favourite music as you read or download Audiobooks from and play them on your new device. All you’ll need is a pair of headphones.

Support for 17 languages
The Cover Story supports 17 different languages including non-Latin characters. Supports Korean, English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, Swedish, Czech, Dutch, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Romanian, Portuguese (Brazil).

Email access
We’ve also added email functionality so you can wirelessly access your emails in between reading. This is a developmental feature so we’d love to hear your thoughts on it.

In the box
The iRiver Cover Story comes supplied with a USB cable that charges the device when connected to a computer, protective screen lid and quick start guide. Optional mains chargers and protective cases are available.

The iRiver Cover Story is exclusively available at Waterstone’s.

Important information: The iRiver Cover Story supports Windows 7, Vista and XP operating systems and is not compatible with Mac OS versions. The wi-fi connectivity is optimised for use with your home wi-fi network and not guaranteed to be compatible with roaming wi-fi networks.


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Many other models available from £79.99

Available for pre-order

Looks ok, but with the 3rd gen Kindle you get free wireless access via 3G for life. The touch screen is nice.

All these alternative book sellers trying to rain on the Kindle parade, but not one has come close just yet.
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