Cowon J3 PMP Surfaces In France With A 3.3-Inch AMOLED Touchscreen

Cowon is one of those strange companies that no-one really knows about, but actually, their PMPs are usually pretty decent, with great audio quality. The J3 surfaced a few months back, but more details have popped up in France. » 3/16/10 6:30am 3/16/10 6:30am

Cowon Preparing V5 HD PMP With 720p Video Playback

Unless you've been sucked into the iBubble, you'll probably know by now that Cowon makes some pretty terrific PMPs, like the S9. Its latest model, the V5 HD, has just been outed and promises 720p viewing on its 4.8-inch screen. » 12/22/09 11:00am 12/22/09 11:00am

Mysterious Cowon W2 Is an Atom-Equipped Something or Other

It's a bit of a stretch in reasoning, but some leaked docs seem to hint, subtly, that media player manufacturer Cowon is dipping a toe into the world of tablets with the Atom-powered W2. » 11/01/09 1:30pm 11/01/09 1:30pm

Cowon iAudio E2 MP3 Player Looks Straight Out of the MoMA

Cowon, makers of audiophile digital audio players like the D2 and S9, is teasing their new diminutive flash player, the E2. But what to make of this "circle + square" slogan? » 7/31/09 8:30pm 7/31/09 8:30pm

Cowon S9 Curve Goes Blond For Summer

The Cowon S9 Curve built an imposing wave of hype on the strength of its looks, which made its underwhelming performance especially disappointing. This softly beautiful white version, though, makes me feel like it's 2008 all over again. » 7/14/09 6:09am 7/14/09 6:09am

SmartQ 5 PMP Swallows Several iPhones, Could Take On Cowon P5 With…

Chinese electronics companies taking design cues from Apple is nothing new, so we won't dwell on it here. Instead, the SmartQ 5 could (stress could) match the Cowon P5 with similar features and better pricing. » 2/15/09 12:00pm 2/15/09 12:00pm

Cowon S9 Review

We all know iPods have taken over the world, but the Cowon S9 looked like the perfect alternative to the iPod touch for those of you who hate Apple, so I ordered one in. » 1/19/09 2:00pm 1/19/09 2:00pm

Cowon S9 Curve 16GB Touchscreen Media Player Available Now

The fun to look at but nightmare to touch Cowon S9 Curve that we thought was arriving in 2009 is now available at Amazon. If form over function is your thing, it's yours for $240. » 12/21/08 10:30am 12/21/08 10:30am

Cowon S9 Curve GUI Not Quite As Lovely As the Player Itself

The AMOLED-screened Cowon S9 Curve is pretty. I get it. But a sexy design will only carry a PMP so far; a touchscreen media player's success depends on its GUI, and things aren't looking fantastic for the S9. » 12/08/08 4:43am 12/08/08 4:43am

Cowon Curve PMP Release Date Slips Into Early 2009

The fabulous-looking and curvaceous Cowon Curve PMP, which was rumored to be slipping into U.S. stores sometime this month, has been pushed back to "early 2009" due to production issues. Eye candy... delayed! » 12/07/08 11:00am 12/07/08 11:00am

Cowon O2 Hands-On: Will Play Your Most Rebellious Media Files

CNET got their hands on Cowon's new flash-based PMP, the O2, and they think it's one of the year's best dedicated media players. The 4.3-inch touchscreen player has a truly ridiculous list of supported codecs, an SDHC slot to expand its internal 8, 16, or 32GB memory, solid (if not too flashy) GUI, and a surprisingly… » 10/25/08 5:15pm 10/25/08 5:15pm

Cowon's S9 Curve PMP Looks Exactly Like it Sounds it Should

Cowon's stealing a march on the imminent IFA show by teasing with some info on its new S9 PMP ahead of time: and you know, it's an attractive beastie. The S9 Curve looks to take its name quite literally, having sleek metallic-looking curved edges, and possibly even a curved rear-end if that photo's anything to go by.… » 8/25/08 4:45am 8/25/08 4:45am

Cowon P5 Portable Media Player Has 5-inch Touchscreen, Haptics, Usual…

Cowon's upcoming P5 will improve on their A3 » 7/24/08 2:51pm 7/24/08 2:51pm and portable media players (which we've both reviewed) with the addition of a haptics touch-feedback feature. The rest is fairly similar: a 800x480 screen, FM radio, stereo Bluetooth, TV-out, stereo speakers, USB, extreme codec support and 40GB-80GB sizes. There will still…

Cowon A3 and Q5W Media Players Get 80GB Storage Each

We've reviewed both the Cowon A3 and the Q5W and found them to be fantastic media players with a pretty damn wide range of video and audio format support. Cowon's just bumped up both players to 80GB, which is great since you're probably going to be loading both with lots of video files. We're still waiting for it to… » 5/21/08 12:10pm 5/21/08 12:10pm

SNES Emulator Running on a Cowon Q5W

This is a Cowon Q5W PMP that's been rigged to hook up to an original Playstation controller and run a SNES emulator. On the one hand, it's sweet to see SNES games being played on a PMP. On the other hand, this is a honking $550+ PMP, so you'd probably be pretty pissed if it didn't have the juice to do this. In any… » 3/10/08 6:30pm 3/10/08 6:30pm

Lightning Review: Cowon A3 PMP With Incredible Audio/Video Format…

The Gadget: Cowon's A3 portable music player, which supports about as many codecs as its bigger, beefier brother, the Q5W. The difference is the A3 can fit much easier into your pants. » 2/13/08 5:30pm 2/13/08 5:30pm

Cowon N3 PMP has 7-inch Screen, GPS, DivX/XviD Support

As dapreview points out, this just-announced Cowon N3 looks quite like the Cowon Q5W we reviewed a few weeks ago. The most noticeable difference comes from the fact that this has a 7-inch screen as opposed to the Q5's 5-incher. Other than that, there's no internal memory—you have to use one of two SDHC slots to add… » 12/27/07 3:20pm 12/27/07 3:20pm

Cowon Q5W DivX/GPS PMP Review (Verdict: Fantastic)

The Gadget: The Cowon Q5W PMP that has a feature list as long as my leg, which (and this is abbreviated) supports a bunch of video formats such as DivX and XviD, along with various nerd-friendly audio formats like OGG and FLAC. It's also got an optional GPS mount as well, in addition to 60GB of storage and a 800x480… » 12/05/07 5:09pm 12/05/07 5:09pm

Cowon Q5W PMP Has Wi-Fi, Touchscreen, 60GB Storage, GPS

The Cowon Q5W could be one of the most feature-rich PMPs we've seen yet, even beating out Archos's big boys in terms of how much stuff you can cram into a music and video player. Oh, and it's not nearly as un-carriable as the Archos devices either, which is fantastic. » 12/03/07 2:46pm 12/03/07 2:46pm

Cowon A3 Portable Media Player is Powerful and Overpriced

The Rundown: The Cowon A3 PMP looks to be a full sized PMP (5 inches across its long side) competitive in nature with its 4-inch, 800 x 480 screen and industry standard features including generous DivX support among other formats, text file viewer, photo viewer with support for huge files and USB host mode, audio… » 11/27/07 9:04pm 11/27/07 9:04pm