Summary: I thought I'd rated this when I bought it, but I guess not. I bought this player specifically for use with audiobooks and it was completely useless for that purpose. There is no way to get the tracks to play in sequence. Customer "support" was non-existent and I ended up returning this. I realize this model probably isn't even available anymore, but if it is, you need to be aware of its rather substantial shortcomings.
Summary: purchase for my sisters daughter bought it in april 2008 she still has it! she hasn't need to purchase another mp3 player since then.. back then touchscreen wasn't really on mp3 players so it was ahead of it time... but for it lasting so long that also tells you how it was built . i love this company but sadly i am unable to find out the newer models especially a newer model of this one www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ODHVV6/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_83 ..
Summary: This is a bit outdated now seeing how I purchased it a few years ago but I have been happy with it and still use it. Never had an issue. It works great to plug in SD cards from my camera that is not compatible with my computer.
Summary: This is probably being surpassed by the iPod and iPhone, but I just love it. It has great sound quality and a number of equalizers to enhance the kind of music you listen to. It is an older device, but it carries my favorite music. Like any MP3 player today it can be patched through my car's speakers. Transferring information is not as easy as the iPod, but the sound quality is better.
Summary: Battery life is unbeatable. For those who, like me, hate having to plug things in for charging, there's nothing like this one. It's nice to have been listening to music and audio books for days and look down to see that you still have 3 out of 4 bars on the battery indicator. Sound quality is superb. Very adjustable volume control as well as lots of ways to adjust the sound, tone, playing speed. I bought this a year ago this month, and it still works great.
Summary: Note: I've had it less than a year, didn't use it much, and the much-hyped battery died. ----- The more I use my Cowon D2 the more I dislike it. The touch screen GUI has to be about the worst user interface I have ever seen on an MP3 player. Selecting an album or track of music can easily involve a dozen taps on the screen. And if you hit something wrong with a finger you have to start over. The sound is good, but not all that good.
Summary: I have had the player for about a month and I am thoroughly pleased with it. The best features are: -The video is crisp and clear and it is surprising how easy it is to adjust to watching it on a small screen. -The SD card feature is great. I quickly filled the internal 4 gig. I suggest getting the 8 gig model. But with the SD slot I purchased a 8gig card and I have plenty of room for now. The sound is terrific but you may want to purchase better headphones.
Summary: This player seems to do it all with great sound! I have the 4gb with a 4gb sd card but am getting a 16gb for a total of 20gb! It's small, has great battery life and supports all the formats that I use. I've used the video converter on the software provided and it works really well. As a music player I don't think the sound can be surpassed, even by the more popular brands (ie: i-something). Even the voice recorder is very good.
Summary: The sound quality is absolutely amazing. I also love the screen. I never expected it to be useful for anything but music, and now I find that it really is a great little photo viewer, and even adequate--more than adequate--for watching movies. Downside? It's not easy to use, and the manual is worthless. The PDF version of the manual is a little better than nothing, but my nephew and the Cowon email support system were a necessary part of my D2 success story.