Cowon O2

By Richard Menta 8/27/08

Smack in-between the newly announced Cowon S9, with its 3.3" 272x480 display, and the Cowon L3 with its &' screen lies Cowon's new O2. Sporting a 4.3" window, the O2 doesn't have the S9's curved back, but it does have a built-in speaker, which we think is one of the most useful features for any unit offering video playback. Like the S9, the Cowon O2 offers TV-out, but it also offers an SD slot for memory expansion.

The O2 promises 18 hours of audio and 8 hours of video playback time on a single charge. The unit is available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities and supports a plethora of codecs. For video the O2 handles Divx 3.11/4/5/6, Xvid, Mpeg-4 SP/ASP, WMV 7/8/9, H.264, Mpeg 1, and MJepg. Audio support includes WMA, AAC, AC3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, OGG FLAC, Apple Lossless, True Audio, Monkey Audio, MusePack, Eavepack, G.726, PCM.

Cowon O2
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