Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS

We've been hearing rumblings about its imminent release for a few weeks, and now it's here: The Cowon Q5W is shipping in the US, and the company's released new details about this Wi-Fi-enabled portable media player with its 5-inch 800x400 touchscreen.

Most impressive are the codecs this .79-inch-thick baby will handle, including the pirates' favorites XviD and DivX, the open-source Ogg, and even a favorite audio codec of those with golden ears, flac, along with all the other usual suspects. It's got a tiny remote control, and hey, it even has a Flash player on board. Looks like it might be worth its $550 price of admission for the 40GB model, or $600 for the 60-gig. We just don't think we would name anything that's portable starting off with the word "cow." [Cowon America]

Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS

Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS

Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS

Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS

Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS

Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS

Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS

Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS

Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS

Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS

Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS

Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS

Cowon Q5W Media Player Ships, Wise to Most CodecsS