Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Twitter Giveaway: Domino Dish

Yes! Starting today we have a brand new Twitter giveaway! Become a new follower of the official iriver Story Twitter account untill July 20th and you might be one of 3 lucky winners of a brand new Domino Dish USB stick, the beatufully designed USB flash drive by iriver. Check out the picture above and you'll see that there's no prettier USB stick on the market right now. A great addition to your iriver Story and right in time for your summer holiday! Retweet this!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Using the Story's leather case

This is a nice little demo video for the brown leather case for the iriver Story.

 Again, the specifications are:
 1) Color : Brown
 2) Material : PU/Plastic/Band
 3) Size: 150*220*15(mm)

Using Story's carrying case (/w white EVA bag)

This is a video for the Story's carrying case that has been available for quite a while now. As you can see, it can be used both ways, with or without the EVA bag, depending on if you prefer the clean design of the case or the practical use of the bag.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Review: Purchasing the Story (By Andrew Mason)

"My iriver Story eBook reader arrived on Friday. I've had the weekend to explore its features and see how well it performs. These are my initial thoughts about the device. Hopefully it'll help anyone else who might be considering purchasing one.
As I mentioned in my previous post, the main purpose of the eBook reader for me is to do away with my hefty O'Reilly books and allow me to read to and from work. Therefore, easy of use and legibility were my primary concerns.
First thing I was impressed with was the size and weight of the device. Being roughly the same size as a small paperback and around the same weight, the iriver Story is ideal to carry around. It's a shame that it doesn't ship with a case, or even a protective bag, as the screen looks as if it could be damaged by the slightest pressure. However, being the size of a small paperback it shouldn't be difficult to find a suitable case.
I had ready online that eBook readers suffer from poor page turning speeds, apparently the Kindle is painfully slow. So I was pleasantly surprised to see speed isn't an issue with the iriver Story. Loading a 500 page .epub book takes around five seconds and a page turn is half a second. Pages turn by re-drawing the whole screen, so there is a noticeable black flicker between turns, but this is a necessary occurrence due to the E-Ink technology being used.
Font size is handled well, with three levels of zoom available. I'm happy with the default zoom level that has a nice balance between legibility and the number words on the page. There is also the ability to add your own fonts, but unfortunately this only apples to .txt files and not .epub or .pdfs. I'm hoping this will be resolved in the next firmware update.
Transferring files onto the reader was very simple. The devices shows up on the computer as a removable storage device by plugging it in via USB. Dragging and dropping files is all that is required. Unplugging and switching the reader on again will update the internal database and you're ready to read.
It's still early days with the iriver Story, and this week will be the real test as I use it every day on the busy London underground. But so far I'm very pleased with the purchase."

Review by Andrew Mason