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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Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted User interface Hardware has always been Cowon’s strong suit, but its track record with user interfaces has been hit or miss.
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The Good Cowon’s S9 portable media player offers a gorgeous OLED touch-screen display, long battery life, and features such as Bluetooth audio, voice recording, FM radio, Flash media support, audio and video playback, a photo viewer, and a text reader.
For the most part, the onscreen user interface of the S9 is one of the best we’ve ever seen from Cowon. See any errors on this page? 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 Hear the difference in the natural, yet powerful sound and pick from 30 presets for an even more enhanced experience.
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And if you’re really after a portable movie player, Apple’s Touch does it better for similar money. Don’t show this again. 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.
Videos fair much better, thanks to a 3. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. No Longer Available Update Location close. It works well here, as the S9 produces a brilliantly punchy, sharp and vibrant picture, with very solid motion and decent black depth for a device of this type.
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. 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.
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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.
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. Visit manufacturer site for details.
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. We’ve changed, we promise. It is, in fact, a rather difficult machine to use all-round, thanks to Cowon’s preference for customisability over usability: Song control buttons on the top of the player allow you to operate the basic controls when the S9 is in your pocket. The one you’ve been waiting for. Korean company Cowon has been quietly but doggedly chasing the MP3 market leaders for years now, and this S9 is its most stylish and sophisticated player to date.
In spite of all the little faults we could nitpick about, the Cowon S9’s hardware scores big when it comes to the screen. 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. 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 sleek, yet simple, curved shape of the S9, fits naturally in your hand, while the generous 3. Mac compatible Linux v2. The S9 is a beautiful-looking device that, unfortunately, feels pretty flimsy compared with the glass and steel of the iPod Touch. In fact, the feel of the unit doesn’t match the luxurious looks or premium price-tag; instead it feels a little plasticky and insubstantial.
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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 S9’s screen isn’t as large as the 3. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay dowon topic.
Bluetooth capability gives you even more freedom with wireless access to multimedia files. Luckily for us, the S9’s play button is duplicated by the onscreen playback controls.
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 e9 or hit track skip when we meant to turn up the volume. One disappointing absence is iPlayer compatibility, but the list is otherwise comprehensive.
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. Review Sections Review Specs.
In addition to these standard MP3 options, you can also listen to the radio, record voice, and play games. We can appreciate the ambitious amount of options Cowon is trying to offer the user, but at some point it just becomes messy–especially on a touch screen.
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 vowon this department.
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. For Excellent screen delivers sharp, vibrant pictures very good format support decent audio detail.