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Specifically, once you leave the attractive, colorful main menu which consists of six straightforward options and delve into your media collection, it’s not always obvious how to maneuver. It has a slightly larger version of the same small four-way joystick, the same line-in and headphone jacks at one end, and the same USB port at the other end. Another thing I’m especially hot on: This does not affect our rating. The iAudio U3 also bears a hold switch. Unfortunately, the U3’s screen is too small to watch more than a minute or two of video comfortably, and the frame rate is too low for high-action scenes. The U5 had a hour continuous audio playback time.

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The player was Cowon’s first DAP with an integrated 1.

It has almost identical features to the iriver H Series. Fans of FM radio can enjoy the U3’s capabilities in that area; it not only plays and records FM but also lets you record at scheduled times.

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Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Articles with unsourced statements from October Like the U2 the U3 had a built-in lithium polymer cell for a playback time of up to 20 hours.

As with all iAUDIO devices, there was no need for the use of software, since the U3 was a UMS device though additional software was required to take advantage of some features, such as converting video to the right format to be played back on the player. The player ships with earbuds, a gold-plated 3.


For other products manufactured by Cowon, see List of Cowon products. The F2, with a design similar to a mobile phone, was the successor to the F1, and very similar to the U3 in features. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Like most of Cowon’s players, the U3 has extra features such as A-B repeat, variable-speed playback, an FM tuner with up to 24 presetsa dynamic playlist, and adjustable skip length a handy feature for language-learners.

Although colors cowwon a bit drab, the bright backlight makes them look more vivid than they do on the iPod nano’s comparatively dim screen.

Cowon iAudio U3

There’s also a hold switch, and a soft plastic flap covers the USB 2. It has a cheap plastic shell and mediocre FM reception but no carrying case, cowkn, pendant, AC adapter, or auto-preset option for FM stations. The support for audio files was also enhanced from previous models: Review Sections Review Specs.

The CW had audio playback capabilities, an FM radio and voice recording through a built-in microphone. This article needs additional citations for verification. Instead, you have to press the stiff joystick. This page was last edited on 8 Mayat This does not affect our rating.

Cowon iAudio U3 Specs – CNET

You can choose from a variety of bit rates, from 32Kbps to Kbps. Don’t show this again. Available in “Noble” white or “Platinum” black, the iAudio U3 has more features than the Apple iPod nanoand that’s reflected in its slightly higher price.


cwon Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Tiny flash players such as the iAudio U3 all but demand to be worn, yet Cowon doesn’t supply a neck strap, an armband, or a carrying case, though there’s a hole in the iAudio U3 for a lanyard. When you want to go from, say, the playback screen to the selection screen, your natural instinct is to press the menu button–but that returns you to the main menu.

There was a widespread cwon issue, in which the text of the remote slowly disappeared. Joystick can be tricky to push straight in. Not only do movies look small, they look jerky as well. Using my Etymotic ER-4P “audio microscopes” I didn’t hear any anomalies or glaring deficiencies in the sound; it’s well balanced, with good bass response. The screen is too tiny for photos and video. It could also record directly from sources or record using a cowln in microphone.

Cowon iAUDIO U3 Black ( 2 GB ) Digital Media Player

Apart from FM radio, voice recording and line-in recordingit also featured video playback as well as photo and text viewing. We’d say that this new joystick is a tad mushier than the ckwon U2’s pinpoint control.

As for viewing photos and watching videos, it’s cool at first but later feels a bit like punishment.