The trade-off is that the main unit is noticeably deficient of controls and ports, and it lacks a display. It is based on a 20GB drive, which is standard fare these days. This remote is smaller than a Zippo, and it houses the device’s main interface. I don’t mean acceptable players; I mean really solid ones. Cowon iAudio M3 silver review: The iAudio M3’s case reminds us a lot of the one that fits a certain white MP3 player from Cupertino you may have heard of. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted

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It was also Cowon’s first player to feature a navigational joystick instead of the 2 rockers found on most previous releases. Visit manufacturer site for details. Once you get used to having your portable in your pocket or bag and simply using the remote you realize that the main LCD isn’t really necessary, so long as the remote is capable.

Digital audio players Portable media players South Korean brands Consumer electronics isudio. It’s an interesting idea that’s a bit different to the Apple option, and allows you to pocket the main player out of the way- don’t worry, Cowon’s had the foresight to add plenty of length on the headphone cord however. I would suggest going for the cradle if you are considering the player. The device used a swing-control.


The Good Slimmer and lighter than iPod; 20GB hard drive; records from analog line-in source, microphone, or FM tuner; full-function in-line remote with display; comes with cradle; long battery life; Mac- and PC-compatible. We’ll have to wait and see how effective the Cowon remote is and whether or not it affords sufficient control.

The included peripherals a bonus too. The X5 laudio much of the same hardware as the M3, and as such has much of the same features and capabilities.

This price places it dead center in the market. This means that you can make on-the-fly recordings from any audio source. This is a pretty ballsy move considering that the current LCD trend is to make them larger, not take them away.

Both players used the same Sigmatel chipset. There was a widespread “fading” issue, in which the text of the remote slowly disappeared. How did they do it? The unit has exactly the same physical and technical specifications as the original iAUDIO 9, except for a slightly larger internal speaker and JetEffect v.

As noted, JetAudio includes a cradle and an adapter module for charging the unit, making USB connections, and accommodating a line-level input and output.

FLAC was supported up to firmware 1. The M3 sports an FM radio too, with one touch recording no less. However, I left out a particularly interesting model from Cowon Systems: Cowon claims 14 hours of operation from a full charge.


Cowon iAUDIO M3

Bundled iauvio include the cradle and the adapter mentioned above, as well as a black-vinyl carrying iwudio with belt loopan AC adapter, a stereo line-in cable, and earbuds. The F2, with a design similar to a mobile phone, was the successor to the F1, and very similar to the U3 in features.

Can it bring new innovation? A few days ago I posted an article about the next wave of hard disk drive HDD portables.

Cowon iAUDIO M3 Silver ( 20 GB ) Digital Media Player

Best MP3 Players for The 20GB iPod measures 4. Cowon was also careful to include features that digital audio consumers are looking for. It featured a color screen, though it did not support video or photo viewing. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Verdict This player has handy features galore.

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Unlike the iPod, the M3 can handle all sorts of recording. Can anything undo the Apple bug? Which Amazon Kindle is best for you?