Feeds

Cowon squeezes DAB into PMP

World first for UK

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

The world's 'first' portable media player (PMP) with DAB digital radio will hit UK shelves later this month. The Cowon iAudio D2 portable media player (PMP) player is also set to feature a meaty multimedia line-up inside its slim-line casing.

The PMP supports full UK band three digital DAB, alongside an FM radio with automatic region tuning. It features a 2.5in touch-screen 320 x 240 pixel TFT LCD display, which is operated by a stylus that also doubles-up as a kickstand to support the player if you want to watch it, say, on a table, instead of holding it in your hands.

Cowon_iAudio_D2
The Cowon iAudio D2

A built-in memory card slot supports SD, MMC, MMC-plus format cards. The PMP itself is compatible with a host of audio formats, including MP3, WMA and OGG, and for video XVID and MP4 playback formats.

Sound quality promises to be fairly impressive and can be adjusted according to content, with several pre-defined settings, including rock, jazz and pop, and an MP3 enhancement mode that claims to compensate for the lost parts of MP3 encoded sound. A 3D surround mode also creates, well, three dimensional audio.

The Cowon iAudio D2 potable media player will be available here towards the end of this month, priced at £140 (€180) for the 2GB model and £170 (€205) for the 4GB model.

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
Intel unleashed octo-core speed demon for the power-crazed crowd
Haswell-E processors designed for gamers and workstation crowds
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Tim Cook in Applerexia fears: New MacBook THINNER THAN EVER
'Supply chain sources' give up the goss on new iLappy
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?