Feeds
85%
Cowon iAudio J3

Cowon iAudio J3 personal media player

A great PMP, remixed

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

According to Cowon, file support has remained unchanged, with MP3, WMA, Flac, Ogg, APE, WAV and Audible audio files along with AVI (Xvid/DivX), WMV and ASF video all catered for, it says. So I was rather surprised when I tried AAC audio and H.264 video files and discovered that they played perfectly too. Why Cowon is keeping this a secret is anyone's guess.

Cowon J3 PMP 1

The UI looks good, but what to press and when aren't always clear-cut

Like all Cowon video players, the J3 is tolerant of file resolutions above its native size, in this case up to 640 x 480. It also supports most common subtitle file types - and lets you change their size, colour and sync - and will let you watch your videos in just about any aspect ratio you could wish for.

I'll spare you tales of what video and music files I tested the J3 with, suffice it to say that sound and video quality are both absolutely superb. The 3.3in, 480 x 272, 16m colour OLED screen is an absolute pleasure to look at.

Like the Cowon V5 - reviewed here - the J3 comes with the latest version of Cowon's BBE sound modification suite, which is rapidly becoming my favourite system of its type and caters for every musical taste under the sun. Usefully, the full suite can be accessed directly from both audio and video files.

Cowon J3 PMP 1

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Next page: Verdict

More from The Register

next story
TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'
iPhones bent in Norwich? As if the place wasn't weird enough
George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests
Day 4: 'News'-papers STILL rammed with Clooney nuptials
iPAD-FONDLING fanboi sparks SECURITY ALERT at Sydney airport
Breaches screening rules cos Apple SCREEN ROOLZ, ok?
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Apple's new iPhone 6 vulnerable to last year's TouchID fingerprint hack
But unsophisticated thieves need not attempt this trick
The British Museum plonks digital bricks on world of Minecraft
Institution confirms it's cool with joining the blocky universe
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.