Tired of Amazon, Sony, and all those top e-book reader makers? If you happen to live in the U.K, you can now get your hands on iRiver story, which is a new e-book reader designed to compete with the top dogs. iRiver story is more than an ebook reader. It can also help you organize your tasks on the go. It’s a decent mp3 player. Best of all, it does come with a Voice recorder (which makes me wonder why Amazon can’t offer that capability on Kindle).
iRiver Story comes with 2GB internal memory but it does let you add more memory with your SD card. The device supports EPUB, PDF, TXT, DOC, PDF,PPT, XLS and ZIP, JPEG, BMP, GIF file formats, so it’s a pretty capable e-book reader. As you may have noticed, the device supports Microsoft Office file formats, so it could come in handy for business professionals as well.
Is iRiver story a Kindle killer? Probably not. But it does give you yet another alternative to Kindle (next to Cool-ER), especially if you live in Europe and don’t necessarily want to get the International edition of Kindle. But Â£225 does make this device a bit pricey. Let’s hope Amazon can add some of the useful features from this device to the next generation Kindle (for us Kindle fans).Â Here are a few videos on iRiver story if you are interested in the device: