I do wish the video played back at a higher frame rate, but as an audio player, the U3 is about as versatile as they come. You can bookmark files so you can easily return to specific points without having to scan through the entire file; bookmarking is simple enough, but all your bookmarks disappear after you plug in the U3 to a PC. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. I’d certainly like to see a higher frame rate 24 fps would be good and the ability to load videos without conversion. 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.
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It was produced in Korea. Visit manufacturer site for details. Cowwon players used the same Sigmatel chipset. This issue was rectified by the rapid recall of all faulty remotes and free replacements.
It has almost identical features to the iriver H Series. It iauudio also Cowon’s first player to feature a navigational joystick instead of the 2 rockers found on most previous releases.
It was powered by an AAA battery which allowed for a maximum playback time of up to 20 hours. I’d certainly like to see a higher frame rate 24 fps would be good and the ability to load videos without conversion.
Best MP3 Players for 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.
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The U3 does not perform gapless playback, however, despite its support for OGG and FLAC files, both of which are designed so they can be played back without silence between two continuous tracks such as those found on concert albums. 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.
The Good Cowon’s tiny, lightweight iAudio U3 comes packed with features, including video playback, line-in recording, and scheduled FM recordings. This technology allowed the production of a high capacity digital audio player in a very small form factor.
FLAC was supported up to firmware 1. Features included FM radio, voice recording and Cowon’s traditional wide codec support: It also boasts solid sound quality and performance. We’d say that this new joystick is a tad mushier than the iAudio U2’s pinpoint control. The headphone jack is on the top end, which also has a 3.
Cowon iAUDIO U3 (2GB)
Apart from FM radio, voice recording and line-in recordingit also featured video playback as well as photo and text viewing. Just press the record button, though you needn’t make it a long press as the instructions state; recording won’t start if you do that.
The player ships with earbuds, a gold-plated 3. The Bottom Line The feature-packed and swell-sounding Cowon iAudio U3 may ooze cool as one of the smallest PVPs, but its somewhat tricky controls and its high price tag spoil the party. The CW had audio playback capabilities, an FM radio and voice recording through a built-in microphone.
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. The “L” version of the player is a little thicker and heavier though and costs slightly more. The player was Cowon’s first DAP with an integrated 1.
Cowon iAudio U3
While it may be the world’s smallest PVP, the tiny screen is more showy than useful for video and photo. Photos look very sharp on the U3’s tiny screen.
You can bookmark files so you can easily return to specific points without having to scan through the entire file; bookmarking is simple enough, but all your bookmarks disappear after you plug in the U3 to a PC. Of course, if you don’t need all those extra features and just want a slick-looking, great-sounding player, I still recommend the iPod nano, which is slightly cheaper for the same amount of storage.
He is also a working trumpet player in and around New Iaudjo City.
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It came with most of the features that users of the CW and CW had been missing. 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.
There was a widespread “fading” issue, in which the text of the remote slowly disappeared.