• Cowon Looking To Launch the Last Of the HDD Players

    Like a lone holdout at the bar, waiting for someone to take it home, Cowon is thinking about launching the X7, a multi-hundred gigabyte device with a large touchscreen. While its competition, the HDD iPod and Zunes of the world, are all dead men walking anyway, it’s charming to see Cowon keep at it. Read More

  • The Cowon L3 is what navigation devices should aspire to

    This is the Cowon L3, a Korea-only (for now!) navigation device, not unlike a 15-century sextant, that looks more like a widescreen portable media player than the clunky GPS currently sitting on your dashboard. In Korea, young men can often be found in the middle of fields holding their hand to their ear while wearing a Seinfeld-esque puffy shirt. Read More

  • Back to School: MP3 players

    Students! You’re going to be spending a lot of time, on and off the quad, listening to music. I made it through college with an MP3-CD player, but that doesn’t mean you have to. Click through for our list of best MP3 players for a college student. Read More

  • Cowon announces two new portable media players

    After about a half-year break from making anything substantial, the well-rested Cowon has just announced two new portable media players. The S9, seen above, will be primarily geared towards light portable computing and more with a 3.3-inch 480×272 AMOLED display, 500 MHz dual-core CPU (Atom, possibly?), capacitive touchscreen, TV-out, voice recorder, digital TV (T-DMB), Bluetooth, and… Read More

  • Cowon has a tiny, touchable PMP for you

    I love these guys. They make good stuff. Their booth was pretty sparse, but the A3 and D2 were looking good in their little enclosures. The A3 (right) I’d seen before, and it was the D2 that caught my eye. It fit my hand well, the touchscreen was responsive, and the display was crisp and bright. It looks like the perfect thing to carry around a ton of standard def videos on —… Read More

  • What is the iPhone of personal media players?

    It struck me kind of funny that the web site ponders aloud whether or not the Cowon Q5W is "the iPhone of Personal Media Players" because of its "long list of features that far surpasses other gadgets of its kind." I can kinda see where they’re coming from but it just sounds a little odd to call a media playing device what basically amounts to a… Read More

  • Cowon iAudio 7: Audiophile's Mini-Dream?

    Gadgetaholic likes them some Cowon iAudio devices and this latest version, the iAudio 7, is making them very, very happy. It is a mini player that improves and enhances audio with on-board audio improvement technologies along with a 60 hour battery life. It has a 160×128 TFT screen for video playback and line-in for recording. It can also display images and supports just about every… Read More

  • Cowon iAudio 7 Shipping

    Looking for a decent alternative to the iPod? Give Cowon’s new iAudio 7 a look-see. It comes in either black with 4GB of storage or red with 8GB and has a supposed battery life of around 60 hours on a full charge. The iAudio 7 can handle multiple file formats too, including all the DRM’d Windows Media files as well as OGG, MP3, WAV, WMA, and XviD and MP4 video. If that stack of… Read More

  • Cowon Puts GPS In Your PMP

    Cowon’s L2 is an extraordinary convergence device. Almost to the point of obscenity. The unit features many of the things you’d expect in a modern-day mobile device made for the lucky people in Korea: DMB TV compatibility along with AVI and MPEG-4 video support, MP3, WAV, WMA support and an FM tuner for audio and support for JPEG, BMP and PNG image formats. All of this… Read More

  • Cowon D2 Review

    The new Cowon D2 is a pretty geeky-looking PMP that fits squarely (ok, rectangularly) in the palm of your hand, ready to play 30-fps video, photos, and music at the touch of a virtual button. With up to 4GB of internal flash storage plus an SD card slot–and a 50-hour battery life–the D2 can keep you mindlessly occupied for hours on end. That doesn’t include the time… Read More

  • Cowon iAudio F2 MP3 Player Looks Like a Phone

    The flash-based Cowon iAudio F2 is shaped like a phone, complete with a 3×3 button set and glow-in-the-dark red icons. The player supports WMA, MP3, OGG, FLAC, JPEG, and some sort of video playback at 15FPS. The F2 also has a 1.3-inch display, which is even tinier than the regular iPod display, making video sort of just an afterthought. It’s available in 512MB to 2GB sizes, has an… Read More