iriver unveils new e-reader
THE latest e-reader from South Korea’s iriver Inc, the Cover Story, is speedy and has a touchscreen.
The book-sized device’s 6in display, which uses E-Ink technology, has a resolution of 800 x 600-pixels and eight levels of greyscale.
The Cover Story supports popular e-book formats such as EPUB, FB2, PDF and DJVU as well as Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. It can also view images in JPEG, PNG, GIF and BMP formats.
As it comes preinstalled with English Oxford Learner’s Advanced Dictionary, users can just highlight a word on an e-book to find out its meaning.
Apart from doubling up as an audio player for playing MP3, WMA and OGG audio files, the Cover Story can also record audio in MP3 format.
The device comes with a stylus which can be used to scribble text and draw on the screen. It also has a virtual keyboard for text input.
A built-in accelerator also helps orientate the display automatically depending on how it’s held.
The Cover Story comes built-in with 2GB of memory which can be expanded by another 32GB via the SHDC card slot.
In terms of battery life, the device will give users up to 11,000 page turns on a single charge.
The Cover Story is available only in white but its detachable magnetic screen cover comes in a variety of colours such as silver, green, pink, red, white and black.
It retails for RM1,199. — ++++ www.iriver.com.my