iRiver Story EB02

  • iRiver Story EB02
75
Based on 19 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Can store a lifetime worth of books in your pocket; easy to use; nice screen; supports various e-book and Office document formats; long battery life; plays music and records voice.
  • Not locked in to one service for downloading ebooks. Good build quality and decent design. Wide format compatibility.

Cons:

  • Stiff page turn buttons; built-in keyboard not really useful; pricey.
  • No built-in 3G.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechCentral on 70

EASY TO HOLD: The Story is really thin and is slightly bigger than a typical book. An ex-avid reader revives his passion for fantasy books thanks to a nifty e-reader by South Korea's iriver Inc. Here is his story. By ZAM KARIMintech@thestar.com.my I...

By T3 Magazine on

Text looks sharp on the Story’s e-ink screen, but page turns are sluggish – the slowest on test. You can transfer up to 1,500 books, including PDF and ePub files, to the 2GB memory – an SD slot is also included – via Adobe Digital Editions...

By PC Advisor on 70

We like the iRiver Story. It's smarter looking than the Kindle, or Cooler Reader and the built in audio playback and speaker is nice. We're not quite sure that a full qwerty keyboard was required, and note-taking is a non-starter, but the...

By Macworld UK on 80

One fair criticism aimed at most eBook readers is that the build quality and design are often lacking. But not the iRiver Story: with its svelte white frame, slightly tapered casing, and embedded page-turn buttons this is a great looking piece of kit....

By IT PRO on

The DR800S is a high-end ebook reader designed to cope with large documents, photos and books; it’s a business device and a luxury ebook reader.iRiver’s Story, meanwhile, does much the same as the DR800S, but on a smaller scale. It’s a...

By AsiaOne on

If the iRiver Story were a novel, it will be a real page turner you cannot put down. Pricey, but a worthy buy for serious...

By V3.co.uk on 60

A competent ebook reader with an interesting musical spin, but we reckon better devices are just around the corner Good points Good battery life; wide ebook format support; large internal memory Bad points No touch-screen capabilities; no case...

By Stuff.tv on 100

Easy on the eye and reasonably easy on the pocket, the Story is well worth a look...

By V3.co.uk on 60

The iRiver Story as an e-book reader is an impressive alternative to more established brands in this market, offering decent performance and support for a range of formats. Sadly, the extra features that suggest capabilities in a more...

By IT Reviews on

Its designers have done a good job with the Story, and despite some minor niggles it remains a flexible, comfortable reader that's easy to operate and offers a range of genuinely useful advantages. However, considering many people speculate that the...

By CNET UK on 67

Ever wanted a device that can let you read books, listen to music and record voice memos? Chances are you probably haven't. But, if you have, then the iriver Story may be the gadget for you. And, as it happens, it's actually a pretty good ebook...

By 5FWD on 80

A solid eBook reader. The only real downer is the price – just £20 more gets you the Sony Reader Touch Edition. If the price comes down then this could be a real contender.iRiver Story is tagged with iriver, iriver story, eBook and ebook...

By Expert Reviews on 80

An attractive and sturdy device, the Story has more open format support, but the keyboard is almost redundant and it's not as easy to use or as good value as Amazon's Kindle....

By Pocket-lint on 80

Compared to other devices on the market aside from the Kindle, the Story comes out near the top. File compatibility, battery life and music playback are all excellent - our only criticisms are that it can be a little slow at times and that it...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

While eBook readers are very much the in thing right now, it's still a segment of gadgetry reserved mainly for well-heeled early adopters. Sony has been preparing the ground for some time, the being its third effort, and Amazon continues its...

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 80

Good all-round performance makes this a real alternative to the Sony reader or Amazon...

By PC Pro on 67

Nicely designed and packed with features, but a little on the expensive side...

By HardwareZone.com on

What the Story has over its main competitors, at least locally, is that it can be bought here. Local distro, McCoy is importing this e-book reader and it will cost readers S$499, which is rather pricey given that importing the Kindle 2 yourself costs...

By RegHardware on 80

With its speedy menus, decent built-in music player, strong battery life and handy ancillary features, the Story looks a winner, provided you're running the latest firmware. If you want Santa to stick an e-book reader under the Christmas tree this...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

Het 6 inch scherm heeft 8 grijstinten en is prettig leesbaar – de onderlinge verschillen zijn zoals gezegd klein, maar de Iriver behoort tot de modellen die nipt beter overkomen in dit opzicht. Het menu is overzichtelijk en logischer dan sommige andere...