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Cowon-a5.33625418
8.0 out of 10

Cowon iAudio A5

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Channel5
8 July 2012
  • Conclusion: Despite its ability to display HD video and a decent battery life, the Cowon A5 feels like an outdated relic - let down by its display, features, and looks. Other devices do the same thing, but do it much better, and with more style.
  • Pros: Connectivity options are plentiful. The Cowon A5 provides a 3.5mm jack for your headphones, microUSB charge socket, microSD memory card slot, and a HDMI output for sharing video with a HD TV. They’re all neatly hidden way when not in use, too. The build of the Cowon A5, while not striking, is still solid. Everything is where one would expect it to be, in a device that is easy to get to grips with. Video playback is decent, and in full HD, and looks very nice indeed, a...
  • Cons: Personal Media Players, otherwise known as PMPs are a dying breed of gadget, being replaced by capable touchscreen MP3 devices such as Apple’s iPod Touch and iPhone, and iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Tab, and with better displays. And at 15mm in thickness, the Cowon A5 is also thicker in size than the above gadgets, and, ultimately less pocket-friendly with less features. Even its maximum 64GB storage doesn’t wow in comparison to today’s highest-specced smar...
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Naaptol
8 July 2012

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Naaptol
8 July 2012