In 2010, the sales of e-books surpassed sales of traditional print books which and while we mourn the experience of having a good old book in our hands and the scent of fresh ink as we thumb through each page, using an e-reader is a much better option if you frequently read books and magazines annually. E-readers are relatively affordable in the United States but the problem is, brands like Kindle and Nook is that they only ship within the US and don’t accept foreign credit cards.
It didn’t help that e-readers found locally were way too expensive for local customers, until now. MPH Online has launched the iRiver Story HD in Malaysia, an affordable yet powerful e-reader that will be a great gift for any book lover, young or old.
The iRiver Story HD uses the Cortex CPU to deliver faster menu navigation and page turns. It’s also 300% faster than other key competitor models.
It is the world’s first 6 inch XGA e-ink screen which sets a new benchmark for all e-Book readers providing readers with sharp, easy-to-read text even in direct sunlight. The iStory is designed to provide the same experience as reading on printed paper and supports both e-Pub, Adobe PDF formats as well as Microsoft Office files.
The 2GB built-in memory can hold up to 1,500 books but is expandable up to 32GB using the SD card slot. That’s 24,000 books all in a single device! It also holds comic books for all you manga fans out there.
You can read up to 30 books (3-4 hours a week) or 12,000 page turns because E-ink displays only consume power when pages are turned making it energy efficient and reliable.
One of the standard features of this e-Book is the built it Collins English Dictionary as a reference tool while reading
MP3 Playback which allows you to listen to music as well as audio books. It also functions as a voice recorder to record notes.
DESIGN & FORM FACTOR
The iRiver Story features a simple, clean cut design with its display bezel in the shape of a dish. This design extends users’ emotional attachment and provides a natural grip as well as a sleek look.
There is an early bird promotion whereby the first 500 people to purchase the iRiver Story HD will get it at a promotional price of RM499 instead of RM699. On top of that, if you purchase the book from now until the 8th of March, you will get to bring home a casing worth RM88 as well! That’s a great and inexpensive bargain and we reckon you head over to a MPH bookstore near you or MPHonline.com right away.