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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Unfortunately, despite being Cowon’s best effort, Apple and Samsung have set the bar incredibly high with the interfaces of their touch-screen media players, which have benefited from the parallel development of touch-screen mobile phones.

We’ve changed, we promise. User interface Hardware has always been Cowon’s strong suit, but its track record with user interfaces has been hit or miss. New ‘phones won’t fix everything The headphones aren’t quite as nasty as they look, but they’re not far off, producing a rather harsh and thin delivery. The sleek, yet simple, curved shape of the S9, fits naturally in your hand, while the generous 3. Like the iPod Touch, a tilt sensor inside the S9 changes the music-playback screen to an album browser when the device is turned on its side.

The mobile world might finally get exciting again in The bottom edge of the S9 offers a power-hold switch, headphone jack, and a pin USB jack more common to cell phones than MP3 players.

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Visit manufacturer site for details. Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. Codon Cowon S9 is a classy, all-in-one entertainment system that goes anywhere you go. 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. Mac compatible Linux v2.

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Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Against Slightly lazy musical delivery no iPlayer support fiddly to operate. Song control buttons on the top of the coeon allow you to operate the basic z9 when vowon S9 is in your pocket. For Excellent screen delivers sharp, vibrant pictures very good format support decent audio detail. 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.


In addition to these standard MP3 options, you can also listen to the radio, record voice, and play games. It is, in fact, a rather difficult machine to use all-round, thanks to Cowon’s preference for customisability over usability: Gravity Sensor When you tilt your S9, it follows suit. In spite of all the little faults we could s99 about, the Cowon S9’s hardware scores big when it comes to the screen.

Our overriding criticism of the S9’s user interface is that it tries to do too much. In Septemberthe rating for the Cowon S9 was lowered slightly to account for its relative value compared with newer products.

This tech sees the pixels themselves emitting light, theoretically increasing contrast levels and response time.

For the most part, the onscreen user interface of the S9 is one of the best we’ve ever seen from Cowon. We can appreciate the ambitious amount of options Cowon is s to offer the user, but at some point it just becomes messy–especially on a touch screen. Bluetooth capability gives you even more freedom with wireless access to multimedia files.

Cowo only does the S9 use a lightening-fast capacitive touch interface comparable to the iPhone’sbut its 3. 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.

Mistaking the button for a coown stylus, we nearly ripped the button off just moments after taking the S9 cowoon of the box the button has been a bit wobbly ever since. The one you’ve been waiting for. And if you’re really after a portable movie player, Apple’s Touch does it better for similar money.

Review Sections Review Specs. See any errors on this page? The main menu is spacious, the touch screen is responsive, and we liked the extra details, such as icon animation and page transitions. 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 documents and more.

Be respectful, keep coown civil and stay on topic. Uncompressed FLACs are equally stodgy, coon decent detail levels overall. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. 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. Having the headphone jack smack in the middle of the S9’s bottom edge makes it a bit awkward to hold in landscape view, and unless there’s a good excuse, we always prefer to see mini-USB jacks on portable devices than specialized connectors.


On the same top edge of the player you’ll find a track-skip switch also duplicated onscreen and a volume switch. It’s worth noting cowno the player works well with Windows Media Player, but can also be filled up using simple drag-and-drop. Cowon S9 Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

Videos fair much better, thanks to a 3.

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Sounds great but lacks vision. Oh, and the built-in accelerometer means you only have to turn the player on its side for the picture to rotate and take advantage of the genuine 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 a control strip across the bottom of the screen that flips around to reveal a second set of controls.

The S9’s screen isn’t as large as the 3. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Luckily for us, the S9’s play button is duplicated by the onscreen playback controls. The S9 is a beautiful-looking device that, unfortunately, feels pretty flimsy compared with the glass and steel of the iPod Touch. 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.

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.