Conclusion: I still find the UI a bit awkward and it will take most first time Cowon users a bit to get used to, but the UI is taking some baby steps on improvements. I guess one of my major complains though is the proprietary connection and odd video cable that accompanies it. I would really like to see the micro-USB phone manufactures have agreed upon as a standard and video out built into the 3.5mm audio jack.
Excerpt: The market for PMPs is not as happening as it is for mobile phones. However, Cowon has been steadily launching quality portable media players for a while now. Its latest offering, the Cowon iAudio 9 is a sleek portable media player that excels in media playback but is saddled with average touch based controls.
Excerpt: We almost fell off our collective chair in excitement as we got to grips with the Cowon iAudio 9. For not only has Cowon tried something a little bit different in its attempt to match Apple's intuitive interface, but the company has absolutely nailed it.
Pros: Smooth touchscreen interface, slim, small device, smart menus, FM radio recording
Cons: AV performance is bettered elsewhere, control buttons on sides are a little fussy, only accepts low-res video
Excerpt: 08.07.2010 12:52 Uhr | Neu | 0 Cowon setzt im iAudio 9 auf ein Touch-Panel unterhalb des Bildschirms. Das beschleunigt das Blättern in großen Plattensammlungen, erschwert aber die Bedienung in der Hosentasche.