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iriver Cover Story Wi-Fi review

6.5/10 AVG.
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6.5/10
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The iriver Cover Story Wi-Fi currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Screen Size
6"
Storage
No
3G
No
Reading Time
-


What the Critics Are Saying...


TrustedReviews

The iRiver Cover Story EB05W packs in loads of features, with Wi-Fi, expandable memory, a magnetised cover and a touchscreen, but performance issues stop it from challenging the top eReaders. It's very keenly priced, available at £99.99, but screen reflection issues and slow navigation...

- Andrew Williams, TrustedReviews
Pocket-lint

Overall the biggest problem we have with the Cover Story is having to deal with a screen that is more reflective than a non-touch version and the accompanying lack of constrast. The interface is a little quirky too and we'd rather have something a little less styled and more immediate – for so...

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint


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Screen Size
6"

The iriver Cover Story Wi-Fi's screen size is 6 inches with 600 x 800 pixels resolution.

Backlight
No

There is no built-in backlight.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, SD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

3G
No

This model has no 3G wireless capabilities.

Cover Story Wi-Fi Specs

Overview
Release date September 24, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Flightmode No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1800 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 5 hours
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors White, Blue Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 168.2 x 126.3 x 0.9 cm (66.3 x 49.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 282 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Colors Unknown
Resolution 600 x 800 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 6 inches
Backlit Illumination No
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Page Turn Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
Connectivity
USB No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info SD
PC Synchronization No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WMA, OGG
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported No
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): iriver Story Touch Edition Wi-Fi, iriver EB05W

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Critic Reviews


TrustedReviews

Slow performance and an overly reflective screen stop it from reaching the heights of its best rivals

from TrustedReviews

The iRiver Cover Story EB05W packs in loads of features, with Wi-Fi, expandable memory, a magnetised cover and a touchscreen, but performance issues stop it from challenging the top eReaders. It's very keenly priced, available at £99.99, but screen reflection issues and slow navigati...More

The iRiver Cover Story EB05W packs in loads of features, with Wi-Fi, expandable memory, a magnetised cover and a touchscreen, but performance issues stop it from challenging the top eReaders. It's very keenly priced, available at £99.99, but screen reflection issues and slow navigation dilute some of the best bits of an eReader. Still, we'd pick this over an LCD-screen model any day.

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Pocket-lint

The display suffer from reflections more than a typical non-touch device

from Pocket-lint

Overall the biggest problem we have with the Cover Story is having to deal with a screen that is more reflective than a non-touch version and the accompanying lack of constrast. The interface is a little quirky too and we'd rather have something a little less styled and more immediate – for...More

Overall the biggest problem we have with the Cover Story is having to deal with a screen that is more reflective than a non-touch version and the accompanying lack of constrast. The interface is a little quirky too and we'd rather have something a little less styled and more immediate – for some the small text will be all but invisible.

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