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Cowon D3 Plenue

Cowon D3 Plenue Android media player

Review Like it or loathe it the Apple iPod Touch continues to maintain its position as the default choice for punters after a touchscreen media player. The recent arrival of the Archos 43 came close to tipping it off its perch but the cost-saving resistive screen let it down and the least said about Samsung's Galaxy 50 Player the …
Alun Taylor, 21 Feb 2011
Cowon iAudio X7

Cowon iAudio X7 hard drive PMP

Review Hard drive media players are becoming something of rarity these days, but that hasn't stopped Cowon going down the HDD route with its latest media player, iAudio the X7, a machine pitched as much against the Apple iPod Classic as at the all-singing, all-dancing iPod Touch. Cowon iAudio X7 Cowon's iAudio X7: touchscreen tech …
Alun Taylor, 4 Jan 2011
Samsung YP-R1

Ten... sub-£150 PMPs

Product Round-up Budget PMPs are the missing link between a high-end video job and a standard MP3 player. With modern devices so advanced, some would class these PMPs as cell-phones without the option to call, a view I generally shared. However, without the distraction of ringtones and txt msgs, they have space to focus on getting the rest …
Caleb Cox, 15 Dec 2010
Cowon iAudio J3

Cowon iAudio J3 personal media player

Review When Cowon's iAudio S9 media player landed on my desk back at the end of 2008, it made a favourable impression. While it wasn't a multi-function whizz kid like the iPod Touch, its superb screen and excellent sound quality knocked the Apple into a cocked hat. Cowon J3 PMP 1 Cowon's iAudio J3: new life for an old PMP Now …
Alun Taylor, 7 Jul 2010
Cowon iAudio V5

Cowon iAudio V5 HD media player

Review As regular readers will know, I have a fondness for Cowon PMPs. The combination of comprehensive codec support and excellent playback found in devices like the A3, S9 and O2 has convinced me that if top notch audio and video quality is your chief desire, Cowon is the place to spend your money. Cowon iAudio V5 Cowon's iAudio …
Alun Taylor, 12 May 2010
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What's the best non-iPod music player?

I want an 8GB MP3 player - just not an iPod. I don't want a touchscreen, either - too easily broken. Video I don’t care about - I'm not going to use it, so the player doesn't need to have it. What I do want is a great battery life, an even better sound quality and the ability to shuffle tracks within a given genre. Any ideas …
Philip Williams, 16 Jun 2009
Samsung P3

Samsung P3

Review After a little over a year as the standard bearer for Samsung's PMP range, it's time for the YP-P2, aka the Yepp P2, to retire. But is its replacement - the YP-P3 – an evolution or a revolution? And has it got what it takes to lure buyers away from the default purchases in the segment: the ubiquitous multifunction iPod Touch and …
Alun Taylor, 30 Mar 2009
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Cowon unveils sexy satnav-capable PMP

Cowon has officially unveiled its latest portable media player: the super-sexy L3. Cowon_L3_01 Cowon's L3: part PMP, part satnav The svelte beauty has a 7in, 800 x 480 touchscreen and is based around a "dual-core" CPU running Windows CE 5.0. There’s 4GB of on-board memory and an SD memory card slot for more. A whole range …
James Sherwood, 13 Feb 2009

iRiver Spinn media player

Review The iRiver Spinn seems to have been forged in the white heat of a fierce row about the merits of a touchscreen vs traditional controls. But rather than come down on one side of the fence or the other, iRiver seems to have ended the argument with a petulant 'fine, we'll have both then!' iRiver Spinn iRiver's Spinn: why have …
Alun Taylor, 29 Jan 2009

Cowon iAudio O2 personal media player

Review It's no secret that Cowon's A3 PMP is favoured by Vulture Central. The comprehensive codec and file support, superb 800 x 480 screen and twitproof controls make it a hard device to not like. Cowon iAudio O2 Cowon's O2: plugs the gaps in the A3? Of course, that's not to say it's perfect. It could do with being both smaller …
Alun Taylor, 20 Jan 2009

Cowon iAudio S9 PMP

Review Monopolies are never a good thing and, frankly, Apple's iPod Touch has had things its own way for rather too long. Yes, there are better MP3 players and better PMPs, but the former are all too small to realistically watch movies on while the latter are just too big to be easily slipped into a pocket. Direct competition, such …
Alun Taylor, 24 Dec 2008

2008's top three PMPs

Kit of the Year First the music players - now we go to the movies. Which big(ish)-screen cinema-in-your-hand gadgets did we most applaud in 2008? Archos 5 Archos 5 internet media tablet It's taken a long time for anyone to successfully combine a good video player and a good internet tablet, but Archos has cracked it. Solid as a rock, and …

Ten of the Best... iPod rivals

Round-up Yes, the news is dominated by this week's revamped iPods, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of other good media players out there. Put off the colourful Nano, or the shiny Touch? Then here are ten of the best alternatives. Counting down, in reverse order, we kick of with the... Creative Zen X-Fi Click here for the …

Cowon shows off super-sexy PMP

Many of you are desperately trying to discover if Apple’s about to release a new curvy iPod. But rival Cowon has jumped in before it and launched a sexier, more curvaceous multimedia player. Cowon_S9_01 Cowon's S9: would it rock? It’s hard to define the S9’s looks. Apart from 'Cor yeah, it looks good', the player appears …
James Sherwood, 26 Aug 2008

Cowon Q5W media player

Review When we recently looked at the Archos 705 we were less than impressed. Still, we do reckon a decent combined personal media player and internet tablet could work, so here we have Cowon's answer to Archos' Wi-Fi range, the Q5W. The headline specifications for the Q5 are impressive enough: a 40GB or 60GB hard disk, a 5in screen …
Alun Taylor, 16 Apr 2008

Cowon iAudio A3 personal media player

Review There's something almost bespoke about the Cowon A3 media player, a device that seems unapologetically to have had time and money lavished on its technical ability rather than its packaging. Out of the box, the rather bluff and chunky A3 looks and feels exactly like the Cowon A2, weighing a not inconsiderable 280g for the 30GB …
Alun Taylor, 19 Feb 2008

Cowon strikes at Archos with Wi-Fi media player

IFA 07 South Korea's Cowon today grew its stylish iAudio digital media player series with a pair of new models. The star of line-up: the Wi-Fi equipped Q5, a would-be Archos beater if there was one. Cowon iAudio Q5 Cowon's iAudio Q5: wireless wonder Built around a 5in, 800 x 480, 16m-colour touchsensitive display, the Q5 also …
Tony Smith, 31 Aug 2007
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Sleek and stylish - ladies and gents, please welcome the iAudio 7

It's got the dimensions of a mobile phone and even some similar looks, and now Cowon's latest digital music player, the iAudio 7, is available in to UK-based buyers. iAudio7_front Cowon's iAudio 7: %-style control, anyone? The iAudio 7 comes with a choice of 4GB or 8GB Flash song storage and tracks are loaded onto it via …

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