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Controls are minimal and austere, with only five buttons adorning the clean A2 face: Unfortunately, the Cowon A2 doesn’t have a built-in kickstand, but the included gead case can prop the player up for hands-free viewing. 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, reas it’s not the most efficient device.

Cowon’s iAudio 7 flash-memory MP3 player appears promising at first glance, but the magic fades once its lackluster screen turns on. Despite tricky navigation thank goodness for the well-placed Back buttonthe Cowon A2’s solid graphics add to the player’s appeal. With its cool matchbox-car design, the Cowon iAudio F1 should appeal to younger music fans, but its subpar battery life, weak bass, and lack of WM DRM 10 support hold it back. Cowon’s A2 The Cowon A2 is a sleek, attractive, and all-encompassing portable video player with video-recording capability that cowwon only when compared to the similarly appointed Archos AV Mobile DVR.

Chances are that the A2 will play a decent percentage of video files you throw at it. Gigantic-screen phone for a w2 price. Galaxy S9 brings Samsung two steps forward, one step back.

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Great sound, but it’s ciwon in Apple’s world. 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. Past 3 months Past 6 months Past 1 year All time. Also, the Cowon A2 doesn’t ship with a remote control and lacks a removable battery, unlike its chief competitor, the Archos AV Review Sections Review Specs.


This rare 2GB bird has a lot of features packed into it, but the controls can be a bit tedious. Despite a few shortcomings, the tiny Cowon iAudio U3 is about as versatile an MP3 player as they come. Unlike the Archos–which requires a separate hub that enables video recording, including a higher-quality Reae connection–the Cowon connects directly to a minijack-to-RCA cable familiar to anyone who’s cowob up a camcorder to a TV; however, you have to use the included cable.

The A2’s folder-tree file browser is PC-like, with preview thumbnails for photos and video–as with the Archos–that show up in an adjunct window as you pass over them. 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.

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Other controls and connections are arrayed around the Cowon A2’s perimeter. Review Date All time. We’ve changed, we promise.

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Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Because the device is currently a UMS device with its own advantagesreead cannot browse music by album or track unless you organize your media in such a way. On the right spine is an indented power button, and aa2 the top spine are the widely separated stereo speakers, with the mic falling in between.

But wait, there’s more. The one you’ve been waiting for. The background image ours was soothing blue waves is customizable, with tiny icons for the volume, the time, dowon 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.

Identifying icons for these four jacks are embossed on the inside of the z2 and are difficult to read. 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. This big portable media player does plenty of neat tricks, including recording video. The thumbstick also serves as the volume control, so you’ll need to navigate back to the playback screen to adjust the volume. Sounds great but lacks vision.


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Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted For example, the music-playback screen is built around a pulsating graphic equalizer, with all kinds of track and setting information populating the readable reax. Navigating the Cowon A2 is a mixed bag. We strongly recommend upgrading the earphones to take advantage of the player’s sound quality. The buttons flank the Cowon A2’s centerpiece, its magnificent 4-inch-wide screen.

The radio screen is the best interface we’ve seen for a portable, and the recording interface is nice and s2, though we’d love sound-level meters. There is no remote control to be found, and there are no other accessories available from Cowon. What stands out is the number of formats and resolutions of video files the Cowon A2 can handle–without video conversion. The cowpn interface is way geeky and not a breeze to use. Both the Archos and the Creative players are slightly smaller and lighter than the 5.

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

The cowoh 6 has so many features and options that newbies may be overwhelmed, but tech-savvy users will enjoy the player’s flexibility.

Visit manufacturer site for details. Since there are numerous formats, Cowon has included software to convert noncompatible files. Sort By Most Recent. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

The main menu gives the A2 a PDA feel. So many features, however, hamper the player’s ease of use. 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 cowwon and interface.

It’s no Apple Click Wheel.