This page was last edited on 8 May , at Meanwhile, the iAudio U3 has room for 24 FM presets, but it doesn’t offer an autopreset option–another surprising omission. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The joystick can be difficult to push straight in without accidentally nudging it on one direction.

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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. Still, given the screen size, these aren’t very high-priority improvements.

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My favorite navigation feature is that you can customize the Menu and Rec buttons to do things like add a bookmark, add songs to the dynamic playlist, change playback mode, or go to various menus when you hold them down.

Like the U2 the U3 had a built-in lithium polymer cell for a playback time of up to 20 hours.

Part of the problem lies with the screen. When I first turned the U3 on, I noticed that the uu3 sounded too strong. Views Read Edit View history. The support for audio files was also enhanced from previous models: The Best Password Managers of Creating one strong password that you can remember is hard enough; doing The iAudio U3 also bears a hold switch.


Cowon iAUDIO U3 Black ( 2 GB ) Digital Media Player

The mobile world might finally get exciting again in It requires two different desktop utilities. He is also a working trumpet player in and cowo New York City. Cowon iAudio U3 Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. There’s also an “L” version available, which features enhanced battery life.

Cowon iAudio U3

Cowon’s iAudio U3 Cowon audio players have long been critical favorites here at CNET, especially the iAudio U2which received an Editors’ Choice award for its extensive feature set, excellent sound quality, and stylish design. This article needs additional citations for verification. In our tests, we had problems with line-in recording on one unit, but a backup U3 recorded extremely well.

Not only do movies look small, they look jerky as well. Visit manufacturer site for details. Though the U3’s folder-based navigation is flexible and logical for some users, others prefer a tag-based interface, which is a feature that Cowon should be introducing in one of its upcoming firmware updates, cown with MTP and DRM compatibility. It has video playback capabilities, but given the tiny screen, they’re not exactly its main attraction.

The device used a swing-control. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. It could also record directly from i3 or record using a built in microphone. Although its controls are simple, many aspects of the iAudio U3’s interface can be confusing.


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Cowkn iAudio U3’s recording options don’t end with FM; the player also supports voice and line-in recording. The only accessories are earbud headphones, a stereo patch cable, a USB cable, and a keychain-wearable USB dongle for on-the-go file transfers a nice touch. It also boasts solid sound quality and performance.

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. While it may be the world’s smallest PVP, the tiny screen is more showy than useful for video and photo.

It included an updated reverb algorithm, allowing the user to choose between nine different types of reverb timbresincluding ChamberRoomClubHallAuditoriumCathedralStadiumCanyon and Long.

The U3 now supports WM DRM 10 for online download and subscription services, but you’ll have to make sure you download the latest firmware from www. Coqon F2, with a design similar to a mobile phone, was the successor to the F1, and very similar to the U3 in features.