iRiver Story HD review
iRiver Story HD was launched back in July and it is known like Google eReader because iRiver Story HD was the first eReader fully integrated with the open Google eBooks platform. Google eBooks is also compatible with any dedicated ebook reader that supports the Adobe eBook platform, including the Barnes & Noble Nook and Reader from Sony.
iRiver Story HD display
Featured 1024 x 768 resolution, iRiver Story HD is world’s first 6″ XGA E Ink screen with 63% more pixels than other 6″ eReaders. You can see in below capture the difference between SVGA (600×800) and XGA (768×1024). Anyway, on iRiver Story HD everything from book text to photos was readable even in tiny resolutions.
|Color Display||Display technology||Touch screen||Resolution||Display size|
|iRiver Story HD||No||eInk Pearl||No||1024×768||6inch|
With 207g (7.30 oz) iRiver Story HD is ligher than Kindle or Nook.
Height: 7.5 inches (190.4 millimeters)
Width: 5.01 inches (127.5 millimeters)
Depth: 0.37 inches (9.3 millimeters)
Weight: 7.3 ounces (207 grams)
Long battery life lasting up to 14,000 page turns or on standby for up to 6 weeks.
The design is not a strong point of iRiver Story HD (it is looks like as 2007 design), also the keyboard of Kindle is better but the display resolution make the difference and for an ebook reader the display is the one of the most important feature. The second important feature is availability of ebooks and iRiver Story HD is in the winners’ boat thanks to integration with Google eBooks platform.
You can buy iRiver Story HD and accessories on Amazon