iRiver Cover Story

  • iRiver Cover Story
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  • Touchscreen; cleaner user interface; various coloured-cover to protect the display; more compact; supports various formats; built-in accelerator; long battery life; plays music and records audio.
  • Great design. Magnetic cover. Natty UI


  • A bit laggy; pricey.
  • Annoying glare from screen. Unresponsive touchscreen. No Wi-Fi or 3G

Expert reviews and ratings

By CNET Australia on 78

The iRiver cover story is good, but there are a few things holding it back from being great; mainly, to be honest, its price tag, which makes its foibles stand out even further. If you can swallow that, though, you'll have a fine e-reader in your...

By Trusted Reviews on 60

The dominates the ereader market, but it's not without rivals. The iRiver Cover Story EB05W is an E-ink model backed by high street bookseller Waterstones, and it undercuts the Kindle on price, currently selling for a penny under a hundred...

By TechCentral on 80

The Cover Story is supposed to complement and not replace the previous model, the Story. But having tested both models, we find the Cover Story to be a notch above the older model in almost all areas. It has more features and offers a more...

By Pocket-lint on 70

Tweet iRiver seems to be taking the ebook reader category seriously. We recently looked at their Story with Wi-Fi and now they have launched the Cover Story, their take on the touchscreen approach to ebook reading. There are two versions of the Cover...

By on 80

A neat e-reader, but a bit pricey and let down by lack of Wi-Fi in the cheap version...

International Review By on

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International Review By on 89

Lo primero que descubrimos de este iRiver Cover Story es la sencillez de su diseño exterior. Su parte frontal solo cuenta con un botón alargado estilo cruceta situado en el margen izquierdo de la pantalla, lo que nos indica su vocación...

International Review By PC for Alla on 80

Det är lika bra att säga det från början. Iriver Cover Story är ingen Ipad-utmanare. Den passar egentligen bara för en sak: Att läsa e-böcker. Dess svartvita skärm är usel för bilder men perfekt...

International Review By on

El atractivo ereader gana en agilidad de uso con la inclusión de una interfaz táctil.PublicidadLa mayor novedad del equipo respecto a su antecesor -el Story- es la pantalla táctil de 6 pulgadas, con la que se puede dibujar, tomar notas o...

International Review By Focus on

Komfortabel Der iRiver Cover Story zeigt, dass digitales Lesen Vorteile haben kann. Ich bin gespannt, bei welcher Preisgrenze der Schritt zum Massenmarkt erreicht wird – mit 220 Euro liegt das Gerät wohl noch darüber. Technische Daten...