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Sort By Most Recent. Unfortunately, the Cowon A2 doesn’t have a built-in kickstand, but the included carrying case can prop the coon up for hands-free viewing. The one you’ve been waiting for. Sounds great but lacks vision.

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Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Cowon’s iAudio 7 flash-memory MP3 player appears promising at first glance, but the magic fades once its lackluster screen turns on.

Unlike the Archos–which requires a separate hub that enables video recording, including a higher-quality S-Video connection–the Cowon connects directly to a minijack-to-RCA cable familiar to anyone who’s hooked up a camcorder to a TV; however, you have to use the included cable.

Other controls and connections are arrayed around the Cowon A2’s perimeter. The Good The Cowon A2 portable video player has a bright, crisp 4-inch wide-screen LCD as well as a clean, visually appealing form factor and interface. The tiny thumbstick takes some time getting used to, especially when selecting down on an item, but it is at its worst when trying to navigate through dozens of folders and thousands of songs. On the right spine is an indented power button, and on the top spine are the widely separated stereo speakers, with the mic falling in between.

Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. We’ve changed, we promise. The buttons flank the Cowon A2’s centerpiece, its magnificent 4-inch-wide screen. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Visually, the Cowon A2’s interface is vivid and uncluttered.


Both the Archos and the Creative players are slightly smaller and lighter than the 5. The thumbstick also serves as the volume control, so you’ll need to navigate back to the playback screen to adjust the volume.

We strongly recommend upgrading the earphones to take advantage of the player’s sound quality. The background image ours was soothing blue waves is customizable, with tiny icons for the volume, the time, and the battery in the upper-right corner, as well as three contextual choices in the lower sliver of the screen that correspond to the A, B, and C buttons.

Controls are minimal and austere, with only five buttons adorning the clean A2 face: Also, the Cowon A2 doesn’t ship with a remote control and lacks a removable battery, unlike its chief competitor, the Archos AV There is no remote control to be found, and there are no other accessories available from Cowon. The latter includes a Back key and three soft menu keys marked A, B, and C that correspond to onscreen options. This big portable media player does plenty of neat tricks, including recording video.

It also has a big, bright screen, and its navigation feels similar to that of an Archos device, but more evolved.

Despite a clean and attractive color interface, it has an inefficient navigation interface. One edge that the Archos AV has over the A2 is its removable battery, though Cowon A2 users will be pleased by the battery results see Performance.

To top it off, the A2 is an effective PVR that can record from video sources such as TV and cable at a maximum resolution of x at 1Mbps, as well as at a minimum resolution of x at Kbps; all files are recorded into ASF. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted So many features, however, hamper the player’s ease of use. Galaxy S9 brings Samsung two steps forward, one step back. tead

Chances are that the A2 will play a decent percentage of video files you throw at it. It’s a performer with an excellent FM radio, great cowln and recording quality, and long battery life.


Past 3 months Past 6 months Past 1 year All time. For example, the music-playback screen is built around a pulsating graphic equalizer, with all kinds of track and setting information populating the readable screen.

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Visit manufacturer site for details. The main menu gives the A2 a Reaf feel. What stands out is the number of formats and resolutions of video files the Cowon A2 can handle–without video conversion. The iAudio 6 has so many features and options that newbies may be overwhelmed, but tech-savvy users will enjoy the player’s flexibility.

Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. Despite a few shortcomings, the tiny Cowon iAudio U3 is red as versatile an MP3 player as they come. Despite tricky navigation thank goodness for the well-placed Back buttonthe Cowon A2’s solid graphics add to the player’s appeal.

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Cowon A2 Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Ciwon icons for these four jacks are embossed on the inside of the latch and are difficult to read.

This rare 2GB bird has a lot of features packed into it, but the controls can be a bit tedious. Still, not having to travel with an Archos-like hub gives the Cowon A2 an edge in full-featured portability.

The Bottom Line The Cowon A2 is a sleek portable video player with a bright, wide-screen color LCD, as well as full multimedia recording and playback capabilities, but it’s not the most efficient device. Although all voice, line-in, and FM recordings have a maximum level of Kbps MP3, the quality–as well as the speed for recording and saving–is outstanding.

Continue to next page 01 The graphical interface is way geeky and not a breeze to use.