Excerpt: Sure we have plenty of complaints about Cowon O2 mainly dealing with the user interface , but in the end is still a respectable PMP with the signature warm sound typical to Cowon. The O2 is too big to fit in your pocket which makes it a good candidate for a protective case since its likely to tossed...
Conclusion: What can I say? Yes, the O2 plays videos, there’s not much to complain about. It doesn’t play ever format as advertised, and it doesn’t give me the BBE sound enhancements I’m used to from Cowon – but it plays most videos well, except certain 720p HD, MKV, and/or h.264 material.
Pros: Plays lots of video formats without converting, good subtitle support, Plays almost every audio format known to man, Good sound quality and BBE enhancements (for audio only), Ingenious “recent files” list, File/folder browsing, UMS/MSC mass storage class, works on any operating system, Flash memo...
Cons: Not enough hardware buttons, Needlessly complicated, unintuitive, flawed, ugly interface, Sometimes laggy and sluggish operation, unresponsive touch screen, No EQ or BBE/M3B enhancements in video mode, Clicks and huge gaps between audio tracks, 720p HD and MKV/h.264 support has lots of issues, Lo...
Conclusion: The O2 is a very good digital media player , but it won’t meet everyone’s needs. It delivers fantastic sound, but it’s totally inappropriate for someone with a Rhapsody or Napster “to go” plan, for instance.
Pros: Supports several photo, music, and video formats; exceptional audio and video quality
Cons: Chunky form factor; no Wi-Fi support; doesn't support VOB and QuickTime files; can't play encrypted audio or video tracks
Summary: Though its touch interface doesn't match that of the iPod touch, the $219 Cowon O2 is a good choice for those who want a bigger display, broader format support, and expandable memory--but find the Archos 5 too large and expensive.
Excerpt: The previous model that Cowon launched in India was the A3 PMP that fared rather well in our tests. The Korean company’s latest offering in the Portable Media Player segment is the touch screen O2 and here’s how it fared.
Summary: Carting around enough music, flicks and photos to keep you satisfied for the best part of a month was something media addicts could only dream of just a few years ago. But thanks to Archos , a new PMP arrives at Stuff Towers once every 20 minutes.