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 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. Hear the difference in the natural, yet powerful sound and pick from 30 presets for an even more enhanced experience. 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.

In spite of all the little faults we could nitpick about, the Cowon S9’s hardware scores big when it comes to the screen. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Visit manufacturer site for details. The main menu cowonn spacious, the touch screen is responsive, and we liked the extra details, such as icon animation and page transitions. 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.


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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. 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.

The player’s gravity sensor adjusts the screen when you tilt the S9 on its side, giving you s99 option of a vertical or horizontal view.

And if you’re really after a portable movie player, Apple’s Touch does it better for similar money. Review Sections Review Specs. In Septemberthe rating for the Cowon S9 was lowered slightly to account for its relative value compared with newer products. Having the headphone jack smack in the middle of xowon 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.

The S9’s screen isn’t as large as the 3. Intuitive Controls The touch-screen design of the S9 gives you a wide surface on which to view options and scroll through menus. Bluetooth capability gives you even more freedom with wireless access to multimedia files. The Cowon S9 is a classy, all-in-one entertainment system that goes anywhere you go.

Update Unrecognized D9 Code. Against Slightly lazy musical delivery no iPlayer support fiddly to operate.

Cowon S9 Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Our overriding criticism of the S9’s user interface is that it tries to do too much.

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Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. 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, cowin have benefited from the parallel development of touch-screen mobile phones.


Cowoh disappointing absence is iPlayer compatibility, but the list is otherwise comprehensive. For cowin, 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 cowkn playback screen, Cowon used a control strip across the bottom of the screen that flips around to reveal a second set of controls.

Continue to next page 01 On the same top edge of the player you’ll find a track-skip switch also duplicated onscreen and a volume switch. It’s big to handle, but it’s very lightweight. Mistaking the button for a retractable stylus, we nearly ripped the button off just moments after taking the S9 out of the box the button has been a bit wobbly ever since.

We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. The S9 is a beautiful-looking device that, unfortunately, feels pretty flimsy compared with the glass and steel of the iPod Touch.

Galaxy S9 brings Samsung two steps forward, one step back. Mac compatible Linux v2. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Sounds great coowon lacks vision. It is, in fact, a rather difficult machine to use all-round, thanks to Cowon’s preference for customisability over usability: