Jan 21, The Good Cowon’s S9 portable media player offers a gorgeous OLED touch- screen display, long battery life, and features such as Bluetooth. Feb 5, If Apple’s limited codec support puts you off the iPod touch, the Cowon S9 could be just what you’re looking for. The Cowon S9 MP3 Player (Titanium Black) blends modern design with versatility. The sleek, yet simple, curved shape of the S9, fits naturally in your hand.
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The music-playback screen includes album art, track controls, EQ settings, file information, and options for bookmarking songs or adding them to an on-the-go playlist.
We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Cowom if you’re really after a portable movie player, Apple’s Touch does it better for similar money. The Bad The Cowon S9’s user interface isn’t quite as polished as the competition, the plastic construction feels flimsy, and it lacks Wi-Fi, memory expansion, and a standard USB port.
Review Sections Review Specs. The Cowon S9 doesn’t just look and feel good – it also brings excellent audio quality to the table, along with video, photo and text options, just to name a few.
Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Our overriding criticism of the S9’s user interface is that it tries to do too much. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. The only glaring weak point we found with the S9’s construction is the thin, plastic play button lodged into the top edge of the screen.
Gravity Sensor When you tilt your S9, it follows suit. Be the first to review this item. Like the iPod Touch, a tilt sensor inside the S9 changes the music-playback screen cwoon an album browser when the device is turned on its side. Multimedia Options The S9 gives you more than just music on the go – enjoy movies, view photos, record voice, play games, listen to the radio, store cown and more.
For the most part, the onscreen user interface of the S9 is one of the best we’ve ever seen from Cowon. In addition to these standard MP3 options, you can also listen to the radio, record voice, and play games.
No Longer Available Update Location close. It works well here, as the S9 produces a cwon punchy, sharp and vibrant picture, with very solid motion and decent black depth for a device of this type. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s On the same top edge of the player you’ll find a track-skip switch also duplicated onscreen and a volume switch.
Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted In spite of all the little faults we could nitpick about, the Cowon S9’s hardware scores big when it comes to the screen.
In fact, ss9 feel of the unit doesn’t match the cowoon looks or premium price-tag; instead it feels a little plasticky and insubstantial. For example, in order to fit controls for shuffle modes, song repeat, play and pause, skip, A-B loop, EQ, and tilt-sensor lock onto the S9’s music playback screen, Cowon used cwoon control strip across the bottom of the screen that flips around to reveal a second set of controls.
One disappointing absence is iPlayer compatibility, but the list is otherwise comprehensive. Visit manufacturer site for details. It is, in fact, a rather difficult machine to use all-round, thanks to Cowon’s preference for customisability over usability: User interface Hardware has always been Cowon’s strong suit, but its track record with user interfaces has been hit or miss.
Korean company Cowon has been quietly but doggedly chasing the MP3 market leaders for years now, cowpn this S9 is its most stylish and sophisticated player to date.
Sounds great but lacks vision.
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For Cowoj screen delivers sharp, vibrant pictures very good format support decent audio detail. The problem is that if you’re in the market for a small capacity player, music is likely to be your priority, and the S9 doesn’t quite cut it in this department.
The cowoon you’ve been waiting for. The Bottom Line The Cowon S9 is a sexy-looking gadget with exceptional audio and video quality, but its construction quality and user interface pale in comparison to the competition. The player’s gravity sensor adjusts the screen when you tilt the S9 on its side, giving you the option of a vertical or horizontal view. Bluetooth The built-in Bluetooth capability lets you access your multimedia files without having to connect the player or stay next to your computer, speaker system, or other devices, giving you even greater freedom.
cowob The sleek, yet simple, curved shape of the S9, fits naturally in your hand, while the generous 3. Videos fair much better, thanks to a 3. We’ve changed, we promise. The S9 has a touchscreen interface, but it’s not as sophisticated as that on the similar Samsung player, with less natural flicking and scrolling. Not only does the S9 use a lightening-fast capacitive touch interface comparable to the iPhone’sbut its 3. Mac compatible Linux v2. If it were up to us, we’d lose the S9’s play and skip buttons to lessen confusion, because more often than not we brushed the play button accidentally or hit track skip when we meant to turn up the volume.
Ciwon Septemberthe rating for the Cowon S9 was lowered slightly to account for its relative value compared with newer products. It’s big to handle, but it’s very lightweight. Continue to next page 01 The Cowon S9 is a classy, all-in-one entertainment system that goes anywhere you go.